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Riga: Food Tasting Tour of Central Market

4.8 / 5

28 reviews

Riga: Food Tasting Tour of Central Market

From US$ 50.91 per person

Taste the food of Latvia on a tour of Riga Central Market, and learn more about the culture and cuisine. Sample authentic produce inside Europe's largest market, built inside old Zeppelin hangars in an Art Deco and Neo-classical style.

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Free cancellation
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Duration 2 hours
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Pickup included
Please state where you would like to meet with the guide. The location should be centrally located within 20 minutes walking distance from Central Market.
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  • Explore Riga through its food
  • Taste authentic produce, such as rye bread, smoked meat and hemp butter
  • Get insights on where to eat and drink in Riga from a local guide
Full description
Taste authentic foods from Latvia on a tasting tour of Riga Central Market, located inside buildings once used as Zeppelin hangars. Marvel at the architecture of the market, built between 1924 and 1930 in Neo-classical and Art Deco styles. Listen to interesting stories from your local guide and chat to the vendors about the traditions of Latvia. Get an insight into the culture and local cuisine. Sample a diverse range of healthy produce, including smoked meats, cheese with caraway seeds, hemp butter, herring salad, wild berries and birch sap. Learn the amazing history of Europe's largest food market and its 5 pavilions, and get insider tips about eating and drinking during your time in the city.
  • Food tasting
  • Local foodie guide
  • Hotel pick-up (private tours only)
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Not allowed

  • Smoking
  • Luggage or large bags
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4.8 /5

based on 28 reviews

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Intressant lärorikt gott o trevligt

Liga (our guide for the day) met up with us and took us to the food market hangars. She told us the story behind how the hangars ended up in Riga. Then we went in to the food market were Liga stopped at different places and bought traditional Latvian food for us to taste. It was a very interesting tour and our guide was really nice!

December 8, 2018

Highly recommended to start the tour hungry

We were picked up directly from the hotel, then we went straight to the market. First we got some historical information about the park. We visited all 4 halls. We tasted some things, such as sweet bread soup, smoked meat, soup, fish and pickled vegetables. We ended the tour with a coffee and cake together. Our guide was a very nice person, we could ask them anything.

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April 5, 2018

Really enjoyed our tour with our guide Liga. She took me and my two daughters on a fantastic two hours tour through Riga`s exciting and busy market. Many stops with great samples of Latvian food. Make sure you don‘t eat before - there is so much too taste.

August 21, 2020

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