Croatia was a bucket list travel destination I can officially cross off! More to come on this amazing trip,but I want to start off with food. Food for me is a big part of a vacation experience. I have good news for picky eaters, Croatia is a great place for you! Croatia has such a mix of foods because it has so many neighboring countries.
What food to order?
Let’s start with my favorite food there…pizza. Doesn’t sound adventurous, but it was SO good. Croatia is right across from Italy, so their Italian food was so good. Seriously, get the pizza there. It sounds totally American to recommend pizza in Croatia, but it was the best pizza I’ve ever had–this is going from someone who has tried Prince Street Pizza in NY…
There wasn’t really traditional Croatian foods to try but Croatia is known for its seafood. Warning, my boyfriend and I don’t like seafood, however, we gave it a shot. We ordered some mussels, and we loved it! Everyone talks about the seafood there and how wonderful it is and coming from someone who doesn’t love seafood, it’s pretty fantastic.
Pastries are so good there as well. Don’t miss out on the bread and chocolate croissants!
Now, let’s go to where should you eat?
I would say the most popular restaurant people go to is the Panorama Restaurant in Dubrovnik. If you’re heading to Croatia around that area, I guarantee you’ve already searched this restaurant and all it’s amazing pictures. Is the view worth it? YES. Is the food worth it? NO. Now, listen. The Trip Advisor reviews said don’t eat at the restaurant, just go for the views. Did I get food anyways because I thought everyone was exaggerating? Yes. Did I regret it? YES. The food is overpriced and not worth it. It doesn’t taste like it should. But, you should one hundred percent go to this restaurant. It was the most beautiful, stunning view in the world. They give blankets and heating lamps, and everything looks golden from up to. DEFINITELY GO. I don’t think you have to use the cable cars to get up there. Everyone said it was worth it to spend the money on the cable cars, but I don’t think so. I wouldn’t have minded going up by car.
Find local restaurants. If you don’t want to spend the money on expensive food and you want food that actually tastes unbelievable, find the little local restaurants that have both better food and better prices than old town in Dubrovnik. Just drive until you find a restaurant that isn’t filled with tourists and you won’t regret it. One of our favorite restaurants we found in a little village that we randomly stumbled across was D’ORO Bar & Grill.
If you want to save money, I recommend finding a grocery store and grabbing food for breakfast. Being able to have breakfast everyday in our apartment really saved us some money for the rest of the day. We probably only went out for breakfast once during our trip.