One of the best parts of traveling is trying new and delicious foods and drinks, especially Croatia’s Must-Try Foods. If you’re planning a trip to Croatia, you’re in for a treat! Croatian cuisine is a blend of Mediterranean and Eastern European flavors, with a focus on fresh seafood, grilled meats, and locally grown produce. The country is also home to a variety of excellent wines, including whites, reds, and sparkling varieties. Here are some must-try foods and drinks in Croatia:

Seafood

Croatia is home to a long coastline along the Adriatic Sea, which means that seafood is a staple of the Croatian diet. You’ll find a wide variety of seafood available, including fish, shellfish, and squid. Some popular dishes to try include octopus salad and mussels in white wine sauce.

Croatia's Must-Try Foods
Croatia's Must-Try Foods
Croatia's Must-Try Foods

Grilled Meats

Croatian cuisine is known for its grilled meats, particularly lamb and pork. You’ll find a variety of grilled meat dishes on menus, including cevapi (grilled minced meat served with a salad), pljeskavica (a grilled patty made of minced meat), and ražnjići (skewered and grilled meats).

Croatia's Must-Try Foods
Croatia's Must-Try Foods
Croatia's Must-Try Foods

Local Cheeses

Croatia is home to a variety of delicious local cheeses, including paški sir (a hard sheep’s milk cheese from the island of Pag) and sir iz kravljeg mlijeka (a soft cow’s milk cheese). You’ll find these cheeses on menus and in markets throughout the country.

Croatia's Must-Try Foods

Croatian Wines

Croatian wines are known for their quality and variety. The country is home to several wine regions, including the coastal region of Dalmatia, the island of Hvar, and the interior region of Slavonia. You’ll find a wide variety of whites, reds, and sparkling wines to try, including Plavac Mali, Grk, and Pošip.

Croatia's Must-Try Foods

Local Cured Meats

Croatia is also home to a variety of delicious cured meats, including kulen (a spicy sausage-shaped cured meat made from pork and seasoned with paprika and garlic). You’ll find these meats on menus and in markets throughout the country.

Croatia's Must-Try Foods

Local Desserts

Croatian desserts are typically sweet and rich, with a focus on pastries and cakes. Some must-try desserts include fritule (small, fried doughnuts), krafne (jelly doughnuts), and rožata (a caramel-topped pudding). You’ll also find a variety of ice creams and gelato throughout the country.

Croatia's Must-Try Foods

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Croatia's Must-Try Foods

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