Maribor’s City Market (Mestna tržnica Maribor) presents a culinary paradise for those seeking an authentic taste of the region. Here are some must-try local specialties:

  • The Green Gold, Pumpkin Seed Oil: Frequently referred to as “green gold”, pumpkin seed oil is a staple of Slovenian cuisine. Traditionally drizzled over salads, it also finds its unique presence in desserts. 
  • Carniolan Sausage, Kranjska Klobasa: This smoked sausage, made from pork and seasoned with garlic and pepper, stands as one of Slovenia’s most iconic dishes. 
  • Rolled Delight, Potica: Potica is a traditional rolled pastry filled with various ingredients. Popular versions feature tarragon, walnut, poppy seed, or cottage cheese fillings. 
  • The Layered Pastry, Prekmurska Gibanica: Hailing from the Prekmurje region to the east of Maribor, this indulgent pastry is layered with poppy seeds, walnuts, apples, raisins, and cottage cheese.
  • Buckwheat Bread: This traditional Slovenian bread, both hearty and flavorful, promises a unique culinary experience.
  • Cheese from the Land: Do sample the local cheeses, especially those crafted from sheep or goat’s milk, often served with homemade bread and honey.
  • The Land of Bees: As a country known for its beekeeping, Slovenia offers a range of bee products, including high-quality honey, pollen, propolis, and royal jelly.
  • The Wine of Slovenia: The region around Maribor is famous for its wines. Look out for Šipon (Furmint), a white wine, and Modra Frankinja (Blaufränkisch), a red wine.
  • Seasonal Fresh Produce: Depending on the season, the market teems with fresh local fruits and vegetables, ranging from juicy apples and berries to fresh asparagus and pumpkins.
  • Zgornjesavinjski Žganci: A traditional buckwheat spoonbread, typically accompanied by a pork roast and sauerkraut.

Bear in mind that the offerings will fluctuate based on the season, but a gastronomic exploration of Slovenian cuisine at the City Market is guaranteed to delight, irrespective of the time of year.

Nedeljsko kosilo
Kranjska klobasa