Alternative Dining In Riga: Off The Beaten Menu

There’s more to the Riga food scene than the city centre restaurants and hipster haunts, gaining an increasing amount of international coverage. Look a little further off the beaten track and you’ll find genuinely cheap and cheerful bistro-type places where the average Latvian might go for a casual bite to eat or even just a […]

Being Vegetarian In Latvia

A classic scenario: my colleagues and I venture downstairs to the new cafe at work. For them it’s an easy choice between chicken and two pork dishes, the three dishes of the day. You’d think a brand new cafe would cater to all sorts, alas vegetarians (and pescatarians) are clearly not welcome here so I […]

Lunch in Riga

Don’t be put off by the signs advertising what seems like a “complex lunch”. A common sight in Riga, there’s nothing complex about it. “Kompleksās pusdienas” are set lunches and most often consist of soup, a main course and dessert or a drink. Since the name doesn’t even sound too appealing in Latvian, many trendier […]