Autumn in Vilnius is more than the gorgeous transformation of nature and an abundance of exciting cultural events. Food lovers are in for a special treat in autumn, especially since it’s the time of year when farmers markets are filled with fresh produce that chefs use to create culinary wonders. The restaurants of Vilnius are famous for their seasonal cuisine and the cafes are all about special desserts. So treat yourself to new flavours!
What is real Lithuanian cuisine today? Yes, the ingredients are the same, but Queensberry will impress you with its elegant presentation and modern interpretations. Meat rolls, potato puddings, chopped herring – it’s the ultimate autumn comfort food. Wine lovers are in for a treat, too – Queensbury is the only place in the city where you can choose from over 50 types of Lithuanian wine!
You’re invited to the autumn garden where you can eat dinner in a real greenhouse. You’ll be treated to seasonal dishes and seafood surrounded by the changing of the seasons and the resort-like atmosphere. The restaurant itself feels like home with its cosy and colourful interior. It’s definitely something to remember and, hey, photo ops are abundant no matter the weather.
Oh yes, the burger that has already become an urban legend is worth travelling to the end of the earth for. But wait – it’s in Vilnius, so just come here. Keulė Rūkė is located near the train station amid a vibrant bar scene. Juicy pulled pork, soft buns, traditional coleslaw and crispy fries make for the perfect meal either before a party, after a party or any other time of the day, actually. If you want something even more mouth-watering, order the ribs. And while you’re waiting for your order, don’t forget to take a photo of the eccentric street art decorating the building!
Neon lighting will draw your attention from afar. Once inside, it’s like stepping into a world full of wonderful aromas and a friendly people. Vegan food isn’t just a salad, either. And even if you aren’t vegan, Rosehip is worth a visit. The rich and warm dishes will surprise you. Stuffed potatoes, burgers with delicious mushrooms, beans, or jackfruit patties, and great desserts promise to wow you with every bite.
The hill of Gediminas’ Tower, the golden Hill of Three Crosses, and the colours of Bernardine Garden in the autumn are the views you’re in for from the terrace of Strange Love, which complements its visual setting with the aromas of freshly roasted coffee. Spend some time gazing at the sky as dusk sets in and creates a backdrop for a perfect romantic evening.
You’ll be sitting in Vilnius Old Town but it looks more like a blooming garden than anything! An old cobblestone street leads you to a special cafe that blooms all year round. This place needs no advertising – rumours about it are spreading all around the city. It smells of coffee, sparkles with champagne, and seduces you with sinful desserts. Celebrate this autumn!