In our new Globe Trotter series, Viral Travel reviews all the best places to see, eat, and stay at, in every country of the world!
This week we visit: Slovenia
Located in the heart of Europe, Slovenia shares boundaries with Austria, Hungary, Croatia and Italy. As a result of its geographical position, the country’s cuisine is heavily influenced by all these traditions. The food has a distinctive Slavic heartiness to it, and mostly features heavy meats, soups and breads.
The locals especially love pork and beef, but you can also find venison and game birds in most restaurants. Despite having less than 30 miles of coastline, Slovenians are among the biggest fish fans in Europe. Speaking of meat, people especially enjoy horsemeat, something not very popular in Western Europe and America.
Visitors who want to avoid heavy Slavic dishes will be happy to learn that Italian and Austrian foods can be found nearly everywhere.
When it comes to fast food, the country’s favorites are kebab and burek, the latter being a delicious baked pastry filled with cheese or meat. Pastries are also common desserts. For example, make sure to try potica, a rolled up pastry filled with fruit jam and sprinkled with sugar on top.
Beer fans will be delighted to hear that Slovenia produces various beers, the most popular being Union and Lasko. The country also boasts a wide variety of exquisite wines.