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Slovenia Food & Drink

  • Traditional Slovenian Cake
  • Traditional Slovenian Cake


The cuisine of Slovenia is influenced by its neighbours Austria, Italy and Hungary while others are home-grown, but all are prepared with the freshest ingredients in season. The local wine, beer, fruit brandy and even water are also of the highest quality.

Popular dishes include:

Prsut, a home-cured ham that is often served with paski sir (a famous cheese) as a starter.

Potica pastry as part of traditional Slovenian Easter breakfast.

Plate of various sorts of Slovenian cheese and meat together with garnish.

Idrijski Zlikrofi, pasta pockets made with a filling that combines fatty spiced pork, onions and herbs such as marjoram and chives.

Ajdovi Zganci with cracklings.

Matevz with roast meat and Sauerkraut.


Slovenian wine has come a long way since the 1970s. Both red and white wines are excellent and produced in the western Primorska region, while Podravje in the northeast makes whites almost exclusively.

Slovenia is a major producer of hops grown in the Savinja Valley in the east, said to taste of lemongrass. The local beer is Lasko, a larger type of beer.

Things to know:

Tipping 5-10% is standard.

Drinking age:



Slovenian Travel Information

At Goway we believe that a well-informed traveller is a safer traveller. With this in mind, we have compiled an easy to navigate travel information section dedicated to Slovenia

Learn about the history and culture of Slovenia, the must-try food and drink, and what to pack in your suitcase. Read about Slovenia’s nature and wildlife, weather and geography, along with 'Country Quickfacts' compiled by our travel experts. Our globetrotting tips, as well as our visa and health information will help ensure you're properly prepared for a safe and enjoyable trip. The only way you could possibly learn more is by embarking on your journey and discovering Slovenia for yourself. Start exploring… book one of our Slovenia vacations today!

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