What to taste

Macedonian cuisine is unique in its mixture of different cultures. It is based on a Balkan diet (predominantly using meat and vegetables), but with a Mediterranean and slight oriental influence. Below you can find some of the traditional specialties from Macedonia that will tickle anyone’s taste buds.

Tavce Gravce

Tavce gravce (literally meaning beans cooked in a skillet) is a thick and chunky bean stew that is cooked in the traditional Macedonian earthenware. Tavce gravce has a variety of different spices and vegetables that enhance its flavour, including fresh Macedonian paprika.

Burek

A delicious and savoury puff pastry that will fulfill your love/hate relationship with carbs. Some typical fillings for burek include feta cheese, spinach, minced meat and/or potatoes.

Sarma

A common substitute for this dish is grape leaves, which are equally as tasty. Minced meat, onion, paprika and chopped veggies compose the filling of this dish. Sarma is typically served with a few heaping spoonfuls of plain yogurt.