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)


Great experience!
I attended a private Tour with my girlfriend, and we loved it! You get to see the rather big central market, learn about the cultural and historical background, and taste a variety of latvian foods
Tasting Tour as it should be
Our guide Markus didn't show us not only the halls of Riga's Central Market, but let us know much of Letvian cooking and eating today.
At the end of the tour we tasted some of the very special latvians pickels, cheese, bread and drinking (non-alcoholic). Every question was welcomed and as we were only 4 guests on this tour it was realy personal and we enjoyed it very much.
Fabulous food market
We really enjoyed the food tour guided by Agnes who was very enthusiastic & informative. The market is just amazing and we enjoyed all the tastings very much. A definite must whilst you're in Riga, highly recommended!
Exceptional interesting, funny, tasty
Our guide was very authentic, knew a lot about the city and the history of Latvia. With his funny character the two hours went by quickly. The served food included a good selection of regional specialties. We highly recommend this tour and would book a tour again!
Great tour in tha malls
Past and present melted together as we walked trough the central marked. The guide gave us a lot of interesting bonus information. And we tastes some of the specialities at the end.
We can warmly recommand the Latvian food tasting tour at Riga Central Market.

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