Simplicity at its finest. If there’s one country that does baked goods well, it’s Croatia. Pekara Dubravica is famous for serving up traditional Croatian bakes that taste like a real slice of culture. Bakeries in Croatia are the better, more civilised version of Tesco Express for our UK readers out there. They are so popular that there’s never one far away. Dubravica is our favourite but you can’t go far wrong with any.
Family recipes, local ingredients and expert technique. A lot of work goes into maintaining the authentic taste of the Croatian baked goods that made this bakery so popular. They even use fired clay ovens for that traditional touch.
For a savoury fix grab a Burek. Filled with meat, cheese or potato, this flaky pastry is most comparable to the British pasty – but better. For a sweet treat it’s got to be Štrukli, the national dish of Croatia. This pastry can be sweet or salty but you can’t go wrong with cherry or apple. Ask for štrukli od višanja (cherry) or štrukli od jabuka.
The best bit? It’s hugely affordable. Expect to pay between 50p and £1.50 for most of the baked goods available. Experience your bakery purchases like a local and take them to a nearby cafe to enjoy with coffee – most cafes don’t serve food so it’s totally acceptable to take your baked goods with you.
With stores all over Zagreb, you can get your bakery fix no matter where you are in the city. A full list of locations can be found here.
December 7, 2022