Bulgarian cuisine has several flavors and types. Arab and Balkan influences are present. Salads, soups, and meat are cooked. Visitors to Bulgaria are astonished by how tasty they are and never go hungry!
A menu full of soups and salads
Salads and soups are the key players in the main courses or starters. Depending on the season, one or the other is cooked. Seasonality of ingredients and products used should also be taken into account.
Stuffed red pepper
Variety of tasty dishes with and without meat
There is a lot of stew and grill in the main courses. Many of the recipes contain some form of animal product, but there is also a large selection for plant lovers. The menu is enormous, so be daring and try everything.
Commonly seen dishes
Sweets or desserts in general are also seen in other parts of Europe or Asia. You can see a lot of Rice with milk and Cheesecake among others. Still, here are two proposals that are not bad at all and are very related to Bulgarian cuisine.
Some more special foods
Bulgarian cuisine also has some more specific and more homemade dishes. Many of them will not be able to see or order them in a restaurant, but with a little more searching you can find a place or someone who can prepare some of the mentioned dishes.
Bulgarian cuisine content is being expanded. The following sections will be accessible soon.
Each recipe will list its ingredients, cooking time, and complicated technique.
We will make movies to help home cooks prepare Bulgarian dishes.
Like any country, Bulgaria has regional dishes. This map locates each dish.
Throughout the year, there are numerous unique food fairs held throughout the country. The following are a few of the most significant. There are several, so take advantage of them if you happen to be in Bulgaria at the time.
Festival of bacon
Festival of the
Fish and mussel
The Pumpkin Festival
Taste the tradition:
11 free food festivals in Bulgaria
Big or small, Bulgarian food festivals all have something in common: they are carried out by locals with lots of love and genuine desire to preserve traditions and pass on cultural knowledge from the past into the present.