Lithuanians really enjoy their food and love to experiment with their recipes.  Their traditional cuisine is still the most popular cuisine in the country, inspite of the innovation in the recipes over the years.

Some of the main ingredients or constituents of their recipes are potatoes, rye, meats, mushrooms, turnips and beetroots etc. If you are someone who wants to try out this cuisine, then the following is a list of the top Lithuanian dishes that you must know about.

Potato Dumplings

potato dumplings

This is probably the most loved and most popular dish in Lithuania. It is also sometimes called the national drink of the country and is loved in all parts of the country.  These are zeppelin shaped dumplings which are stuffed with grated potatoes with meat. They are mostly served with sour cream or mushrooms.

Beetroot Soup

beetroot soup

This is a popular summer soup which is recognizable by its bright pink color. It is made using beets, hard boiled eggs, fresh cucumbers, green onions and some other ingredients. These ingredients are chopped and then put into a pot. Soured milk is then added and one can then season it with salt and pepper.

Dark Rye Bread

dark rye bread

This is a staple dish of the country and can be considered as the centerpiece of many other dishes. Traditionally, dark rye bread is heavy, delicious and fragrant.  It remains fresh for a long period of time and it can be served during any time of the day.


This is a fermented drink which is traditionally made from black rye bread. It has a sweet and tangy flavor which contains a lot of vitamin B and works nicely on a hot summer day. It is also popular in several other countries of the European region.



This is basically a dish which has slabs of pork underskin fat with skin and usually served as an appetizer along with onions or bread. This is yet another very popular Lithuanian dish which is loved all across the country and also in some other parts of the world.


This is pig stomach stuffed with some minced meat and seasonings, matured and smoked for a considerable period of time. This is one of the many smoked meat products which are popular in Lithuania like dried ham and smoked ham.  This too is a top Lithuanian dish which must definitely be tried.


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