Last week, I started telling you about some of my favorite places to eat in Varna, Bulgaria and today I am going to continue with more!
Pechkata (Печката)or “The Oven” in Bulgarian
This restaurant is only open during the summer season which makes me incredibly sad because it is incredibly good. Here you can get a lot of traditional Bulgarian food and most of it is made on old-school wooden charcoal for an authentic taste. Believe it or not, after all of the times I have been here, I only have one single picture and it is of a salad. ‘Why’ you ask? Because I am usually super excited to eat the food and the last 3 times that I came I was sitting down for the first time with my family who I hadn’t seen in a while and taking pictures of the food was the last thing on my mind.
ANYWAY, I usually get traditional Bulgarian food here – Shopska (Шопска) salad and some grilled meat like Kebapcheta (Кебапчета) and Kufeteta (Кюфтета), some french fries topped with feta cheese, and even some Purlenki (Пърленки) which is sort of like a flatbread.
Meraki is a newer restaurant in Varna, but definitely, one that I love because of the location and their menu. It is Greek-inspired – from the food that they offer to the style of the interior. It is located at the Sea Port (Морска Гара) in Varna and it is the perfect place to watch the sunset while having dinner.
Here we started off with some appetizers which included Skordalia (Скордаля)which is is a mix of almonds, potatoes, garlic, bread, and olive oil. It is a spread or dip that is perfect to eat with crackers or bread! Also on the menu for us was Greek-style bread, Dakos (Дакос) which is the Greek spin of Bruschetta, Mussels with Rice and Tomato Sauce, and baked Manouri Cheese topped with walnuts and fig jam. SO GOOD!
My go-to spot for Sushi, a view of the beach, and also one of my favorite places to eat in Varna is Rappongi. They don’t only have sushi – they have a full menu of all kinds of food; however, I do recommend their sushi. The last time I was here (only a couple of weeks ago) I had a mixed salad that consisted of tomatoes, cucumbers, roasted red peppers, onion, and fried calamari. I also picked 3 different kinds of sushi – one was the classic California Roll, the other was a vegetarian one with Cucumber and Avocado, and the last was Tempura Shrimp, Avocado, Cucumber, and Smoked Salmon on top. Their fresh fish options in the summer and the mussels are also some of my favorites!
BONUS: A Burger Spot in Varna That You Can’t-Miss
If you are looking for a quick bite to eat or want a quality (and huge) burger, definitely check out Juicy. It is a short walk from the Center of Varna and they have so many different options for burgers, sandwiches, and more. On Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays they usually have specialty items!
There are numerous places to eat in Varna, but these are just SOME of my favorites, I hope you check them out and enjoy them just as much as I do!
Tell me some of your favorites!