Eating in Zagreb, Croatia

I was pleasantly surprised with Zagreb, and maybe it was just part of getting away from the dull urban rock pile that is the Western European city and somewhere with a little more life.  Though we really only had one full day to explore Zagreb, we really did make best use of our time in the capital of Croatia.  We started by wandering through the heart of the city.  It was quite lively with a wine garden, lots of live music, and plenty of good food.

Eating in Zagreb started in the heart of the city and had us at a local street restaurant where I grabbed a Croatian mixed grill that was basically just a pile of various meats on chips.  Tiffany was much more conservative instead chowing down on some hamburger and chips.  For dessert, we wandered deeper into the old town of Zagreb and hit up a place called the Cookie Factory which is incredibly popular with locals and tourists alike.  The food was unreal, as Tiffany devoured apple crumble and I made a mess out of a double chocolate cookie sandwich.  We finished off our day with sushi which we were craving like crazy.  But, if I can recommend one thing about dinning in Zagreb, it’s stay clear of this sushi place.  We waited for ages and then watched a local politician came in and got special treatment as we had to wait even longer.  The sushi was only average at best anyways.  Stick to the local grub in Zagreb.

Anyways, that’s it for Eating in Zagreb, next food video will have us off in the city of Split, Croatia.  Stay tuned!

Author: Brendan van Son

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  1. I heard that Croatia is a wonderful place to travel around. It is still an old style european city not completely contaminated by main Western culture. I think I will plan a travel around there next summer.

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    • Yeah, you heard right. Croatia is very European, but has more of a laid-back Greek feel to it. Nice people too.

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  2. A friend and I took a weekend trip to Zagreb last month, a real gem of a city. Loved the Cookie Factory, the decor is fun and quirky, and the cookies are delicious.

    I’d also recommend the Cheese Bar on your next visit!

    Christmas is a great time to visit, little markets, an ice rink and lots of mulled wine.

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    • Yeah, agree. I can’t believe how much bad press it gets. I really liked it! Will definitely have to check out the Cheese Bar next time I’m in town.

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  3. On your next visit to Zagreb please try an delicius ice cream ad cakes at Vincek. The Vincek cake and pastry shop was the first to offer the famous Zagreb custard slices topped with whipped cream and high-quality chocolate.

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