Bulgarian cuisine is very varied in flavours and species. It has Arab influence and that of the Balkan region. A lot of meat is cooked, the soups are varied and the salads abound. Those who visit Bulgaria are impressed by how delicious they are here and never leave hungry!


A menu full of soups and salads

The main courses or starters the main actors are salads and soups. Depending on the time of the year, one or the other is prepared. Seasonality of the ingredients and products used should also be considered.

"Shkembe" Soup

"Shopska" Salad

Eggs "Panagiurski"

"Tarator" Soup

Main dishes

Variety of tasty dishes with and without meat

In the main dishes there is a lot of stew and grill. Many of the dishes carry some kind of animal product, but there is also a great variety for plant lovers. The menu is extensive, so be brave and try everything you can.



Stuffed red pepper



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.

Cured Yogurt



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.





Coming soon

We are working on creating more detailed content about Bulgarian cuisine. It will be available very soon with the next one with the following sections.

Written recipes

Each dish will have its description with the ingredients, when it is usually cooked, and its elaborate process.

Video recipes

To make it easier for those who want to cook at home we will create videos with which it will be even easier to prepare a Bulgarian dish.

Gastronomic Map

As in any other country, in Bulgaria there are regions that have their most typical dishes. This map will help you find the place of each dish.

Gastro Events

Throughout the year there are very interesting food fairs around the country. The following are some of the most important. There are many, so take advantage and if you are in Bulgaria at this time.

Festival of bacon and

Festival of the
"Smilyanski" bean

Fish and mussel

Cherry Festival
in Kyustendil

Bread Festival

The day of the watermelon

Yogurt Festival

The Pumpkin Festival