One of the cosiest locales in the, Konoba Didov san is one of the few restaurants granted license to inhabit Zagreb's oldest cobbled streets, those behind St Mark's Church and the Croatian Parliament in the Upper Town. They specialise in food from the Dalmatian hinterland, but actually offer the premium foods from artisan producers nationwide. Soparnik is a speciality of the Dalmatian hinterland and you will not try a more delicious, authentically Croatian dish. Thin, floppy pastry, packed full of flavour with garlic and wilted blitva (chard) leaves, even on a mixed platter containing meats, this is often the star of the show.
Croatia's coast is well known for stunning visitors with its range of fresh seafoods and the country's continental areas offer up premium lamb, veal, beef and wild meats like boar and deer. Spectacular dishes such as pašticada, čobanac, peka and ražanj use such meats and many of these come with no small amount of theatre attached. Pity the poor vegetarian and vegan in your holiday group who, a decade or so ago, might have been restricted to a two-week diet of pizza, burek and grilled vegetables. Things are a lot better these days and the capital city of Zagreb is leading the way in its vegetarian options. Here are the best vege lunches and dinners to try in Zagreb and where to try them. Whether you're vegetarian or not, some of this simply must be sampled!
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