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Latvian Food Tasting Tour at Riga Central Market

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30 EUR

Curious about Latvian food? Forget potatoes and sour cabbage – Riga Central Market has much more to offer! Sample a wide range of Latvian specialities and get closer to the stomach of the city on a mouthwatering tasting tour with a local food lover.

Duration: 2 hours
    Available in
  • English
We were a party of 4, first time in Riga, and found the tour to be very enjoyable. Agnes had a wealth of knowledge and a great sense of humour. We found the tour to be interesting and were glad we took part. It was good to hear all the history behind the Central Market and the history of the Latvian people and their relationship with food. Would recommend this tour, especially for those first time visitors.
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  • Navigate Riga’s impressive Central Market with a local food lover
  • Sample a wide range of delicious and unusual Latvian specialities
  • Get insider tips on where and what to eat during the rest of your stay

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Discover Riga Central Market with a local food lover as your guide! You’ll get to taste a range of local delicacies, from hemp butter, smoked meats, and pickled vegetables to fine Latvian breads, seasonal specialities, and more. Everything is of high quality and many of the products are unique to the region.

Besides introducing you to Latvian cuisine, your guide will tell you about the history of the Central Market and share tips on where and what to eat during the rest of your stay.

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What’s included & not included

  • Friendly and professional guide
  • Food samples

Meeting point

Riga Explorers Club (Riharda Vāgnera iela 14, Central District, Rīga)

Reviews from travellers (22)


Food tasting tour
We are very pleased whith the food tasting tour at Central Market in Riga. We received a very nice response and will recommend this
Per Gustafsson and Birgitta Kleirud
Super rundvisning:o)
Vi havde booket turen i håb om at få lidt mere viden om markedets historie og hvilke om hvad de spiser i Letland.
Agnes var vores guide og hun var super sød og god til at fortælle om historie og national spisen og drikkelsen. Vi sluttede af med en mindre med udsøgt buffet af mad og drikke. bestemt en anbefalelsesværdig tur. Mvh. Peter
Very interesting and informative tour
Fantastic tour and knowledgable guide
Myself and my girlfriend did this tour to experience a more local side of Riga and also to taste some of the local foods. On both counts were were not dissappointed. We met our guide and was taken on a tour of the Central Market where he explained what each pavillion was for and some of the History behind it. Also pointed out local foods and what to watch out for if we were shopping their ourselves. We then got to sample some of the tranitional local foods such as venison, picked cabbage and cheeses. All in all it was an informative and delicious tour! Highly recommended
The tour is highly recommended!
The tour starting point was easy to find and once we got there we were met by our tour guide - Agnes.

It was a short stroll to the impressive market halls.
Agnes showed us round them all and pointed out things that we would never have noticed on our own.
From the fresh fruit and veg, to the dairy products, meat market and the fish market.
All the local specialities were pointed out and explained to us.
We then had a small beer tasting with locally brewed beers. It was so good we had to buy some more to drink. The ginger and mint beer was very tasty.
Then it was over to the Creative Quarter to a small cafe where some local delicacies were waiting for us to try - a rye bread drink, some pastries, various types of sausage, some pickles, and a special type of butter. Just enough to give us a taste of Latvia.
Agnes was a brilliant guide. She didn't mind answering all our questions and we enjoyed listening to her describing life in Riga.
After we sadly said goodbye to Agnes we headed back into the market, armed with all our knowledge, to make some purchases.

The tour is highly recommended. A big Thank You to Agnes our brilliant tour guide - Paldies !!

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Tour operated by: E.A.T. Riga Tours