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Explore The City of Belgrade Through It’s Delicious Food

Explore The City of Belgrade Through It’s Delicious Food

The city of Belgrade is no exception to this myriad of flavor. The city boasts countlessbakeries, kiosks, markets, eateries, and restaurants throughout its historical yet modernstreets. Every year, locals and tourists alike enjoy eating at a restaurant on Skadarlijastreet or tasting street food from the local vendors. The food here is so good, that eventhe pickiest of eaters are sure to find something regardless of their attuned palette.

Writen by Lorena Caro Photos By Dennis Cieri

We spent a good portion of our trip trying out foods from local markets to cute restaurants that caught our eye! The following is a compilation of some of the places that you can go try for yourself on your next trip to Belgrade.

This structure was built on a ridge above two big rivers and also houses a well, a tower, a türbe, and a basketball monument among other things. Along the fortress is also Kalemegdanski park, which is a serene well – kept park with statues of famous historical Serbian figures. There are many statues of writers and scientists, and politicians
throughout the park.

Markets

Serbia prides itself on its effort to keep its agriculture free from Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO). As such, it is a mecca for those who love fruits and vegetables. The produce is sold in supermarkets but also farmed and sold locally. If you’re in a hurry and need a quick snack, the farmer’s market is where you will find some locally sourced fruits, spreads, nuts and vegetables.

Adventure Caffe

If you make it to Knez Mihailova Street, otherwise known by the locals as KnezaMihaila, you will come across various shops, bars, restaurants, and art galleries. Wedecided to eat at a local cafe where we were served a delicious cold cut plate, veal soup, salad, and of course, kajmak. Kajmak, according to a local, is “a cream cheese-like spread which we put everywhere! We love it, especially on hot bread and on a salad. For us, it goes with everything”.

Other Small Cafes Around Knez Mihailova

Also in this neighborhood were dozens of small dessert places and locales. The Serbian people take the art of coffee very seriously! The coffee scene in particular is booming in Belgrade, bringing along with it a fascinating Instagram – worthy foodie scene.

Tourists can enjoy freshly made ice cream, waffle crepes inspired by Al Pacino, and thick mousse cakes. The cafes in Belgrade are often bustling with young and old people alike. Each cafe has a unique style that you will definitely not find anywhere else.

DVA Jelena

DVA Jelena, otherwise known to English speakers as Two Deer Restaurant, is a 180 year old restaurant located in the center of Skadarlija, in Belgrade. Countless famous poets and writers such as Janko Veselinovic, Laza Kostic, Djura Jaksic, Milovan Glisic, and Tin Ujevic have visited this iconic restaurant.

Visitors can have some wine and eat their food in one of the available halls, where a live Serbian musical performance takes place until 8:30pm. We had a mixed meat platter, fresh bread and local Serbian wine which was recommended to us by our waitress.

Hush Hush Social Club

Hush Hush Social Club is a must go if you crave a little bit of Belgrade’s nightlife scene! This lounge bar is situated in the heart of Belgrade and overlooks the Sava river, which makes for tranquil scenery. During the day, however, this restaurant serves delicious traditional Serbian food.

To top all off, we had a slice of cake for dessert made from 3 different types of milk and covered in caramel.

We had the pljeskavica, which is a notorious Serbian dish akin to a burger. According to the chef himself, the meat is made out of lean beef which is prepared almost 72 hours in advance before it is baked. It is then topped with kajmak, which is a traditional creamy dairy product. Yum!

Takeaway

All in all, we would definitely recommend taking the time to explore Belgrade through all of its exquisite cuisine. Belgrade is not only rich in history, but also rich in spices and culture. Lose yourself in the midst of this magical ever changing city!

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