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Riga: Food Tasting Tour of Central Market

Product ID: 130530
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.
About this activity
Duration: 2 hours
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Pickup optional

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.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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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)
What’s Not Included
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Meet your guide outside Vecpilsetas 12, Riga. Please look for the guide with a blue badge.

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From £31.86 £25.49 per person

Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 24 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.8 / 5
  • Organization
    4.7 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.5 / 5
  • Safety
    4.9 / 5
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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!

8 December 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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5 April 2018

An excellent tour of the food market with a exceptionally knowledgeable guide and a fantastic way to try new foods including pickled pumpkin (which was lovely!).

23 November 2019

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Raami Travel

Product ID: 130530