Big on potatoes and meat, slim on greens, Lithuanian food doesn’t always look too appetising, but it’s certainly tasty. A good place to try it in the capital is this popular bar and café near the town hall, which serves typical Lithuanian dishes at extremely affordable prices. Cold beetroot soup, pig’s ears and Lithuanian savoury pancakes are all on the menu, as is national dish cepelinai (zeppelins in English); starchy potatoes stuffed with meat and slathered in cream and crispy lardons. It’s cold weather fare – hot, hearty and extremely filling. The inside of the café is cosy and traditional, with wooden beams and an old fireplace. Tables spring up outside in summer, and given its position in the heart of town it’s a good place to sit and watch the world go by with a Svyturys beer and a portion of rye bread deep fried and rubbed with garlic, possibly the best beer snack there ever was. Staff are friendly and speak English, and the café is open into the small hours.
Amatininkų UžeigaHearty Lithuanian food in a friendly café in the town centre
Credit: Caroline Bishop
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