In the light of the European Gastronomy region – Slovenia continues to make a mark as a culinary destination


Ljubljana has to be on your bucket list, especially if you are a culinary enthusiast.

Despite the fact that restaurants in Slovenia are currently still closed and only offer delivery or take out, culinary enthusiasts and foodies alike are celebrating the title of European Gastronomic region of 2021.

Ljubljana as the capital of Slovenia remains a culinary destination, a must for travelers who are looking for a good meal during their travels or vacation. Over the last couple of years Slovenia and its green capital of Ljubljana truly position themselves as a country with amazing culinary talents and restaurants. Recognition for this is reflected in numerous awards, first Michelin star in Ljubljana, and other special ratings such as The Slovenia Restaurant Awards and Gault&Millau.

Recently the UNILAD creators have listed Slovenia among the top 5 destinations to visit in 2021, and highlighted the best-known places in the country. Ljubljana is one of them and is marked as foodie heaven followed by the recommendation of the excellent Monstera Bistro in the heart of the city, which is now closed.

Other renowned media join UNILAD: Earlier this year The Guardian also placed Slovenia on the list of best destinations to visit and pointed out ‘Ljubljana’s heavenly food market’, and the journalist at Travel Weekly was also impressed by the city’s market and Ciao Magazine dreamed about Ljubljana’s trendy bistros and major gastronomic events. Furthermore, back in 2020 the renown Conde Nast Traveller released its list of Best Holiday Destinations in 2021 and placed Slovenia at the top of it.