10. Sarajevo: Walking Food Tour with Local Craft Experience
Looking for a truly authentic experience of local life and the way of living in Sarajevo? Look no further we got you covered! On our Food and Crafts tour, you will have the opportunity to visit some of the oldest streets in the city of Sarajevo, with our local guide showing you traditional workshops and smiths along the way. While passing through the streets of Sarajevo, you will also get an opportunity to try and taste the finest savory and sweet traditional specialties of Bosnian cuisine.
The tour kicks off at a hidden gem in the historic center of the city, where you will discover the freshest bakery goods here. This particular bakery is somewhat of a local legend here where people are willing to stand for hours in line just to get the best pastries. We will of course skip the lines. Continuing our journey through the small streets of the Old Town, you will meet our local craftsmen who continue making handmade things, such as paintbrushes, coffee pots, and carpenters.
Following this, we will go along the magical street which had the status of a “čarsija”, meaning bazaar, during the Gazi Husrev Beg in 1521, when over 60 shops had been built there. A lot of these shops, back then but even today, still sell Bosnian carpets. Fun fact Bosnia and Herzegovina is one of the few European countries that have its own Bosnian carpet - as a special form of applied, folk, and traditional art.
Following in the footsteps of old crafts we will provide you with the experience of visiting a traditional coffee shop where coffee grinders are still handmade. For over 120 years a famous Sarajevo family nurtures this handmade art and keeps it from oblivion. The first mentions of the potter's trade in Sarajevo date back to 1489, and today specialties are in the same place as it was in the 16th century when it was built, incenter the masters of this craft have been creating copper art for centuries. Besides copper crafts, Sarajevo is famous for handmade paintbrushes, which according to Sarajevo craftsmen, can be used for half a century without a decline in quality. Mixing in a bit of modernism, we must introduce you to a modern concept store that showcases local designs and artists.
As for food, we cannot leave you hungry. On this tour, you will have an opportunity to see one of the most famous restaurants in the city. Immerse yourself in the world of delicious cheeses, unforgettable tastes of cured and smoked meat, and other dishes prepared by recipes that are centuries old. Last but not least, we will visit one of the oldest pipe shops in Sarajevo - we try the most delicious dishes from the owners - and sudzukice in this local restaurant was named the best sudzuk by the Sarajevo food dictionary in 20the. As a cherry on top, taste delicious handmade baklava, served with true delight - Bosnian coffee. Our goal with this tour is to enrich you with the experience of Sarajevo through the eyes of local citizens.