Top 10 Serbian Foods

Serbian Food

Balkan cuisine definitely have its own charm, and cause of that we prepared awesome list of Top 10 Serbian Foods for today. We will represent 10 authentic and tasteful meals, so if you are visiting Belgrade, rush to one of the most popular restaurants in Belgrade and order with knowledge like you are a local!


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Order on a list of foods is optional and doesn’t represent meals from best till last spot on a scale from 1th till 10th.

What is the most Typical Serbian Food?

1) Ćevapi (Cevapcici)

One of the most Typical Serbian Food of Balkan folks – there are many variations of recipes but the result is the same. It’s grilled dish of minced meat. It’s served in a flatbread, also known as lepinja or somun, and it’s best with chopped onions on side and with Kajmak.   If you ask the locals what you should try they will  say Cevapcici. You can find them in almost every restaurant in Belgrade, or on every corner – preparing them is easy, and they are also among most popular fast food as well.  We are sure that after trying them, you will fall in love, and be in a mood for preparing them yourself. Recipe is very easy and preparation is not difficult at all. You will have absolutely new dish to brag about to your friends on dinners! If you are not into preparing them, than try the best places for cevapi in Belgrade. Cevapi are among the TOP 10 Serbian Foods indeed.


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2) Kajmak

Kajmak is on the TOP 10 Serbian Foods list.  Kajmak is a traditional Serbian dish. The most delicious one is made in private households and you can always find it at our food markets (pijaca on serbian).  It’s made of unpasteurised and unhomogenized milk. Like some type of unripened and “new” cheese. Gets along perfectly with cevapcici or with any other meat dish, or you can eat it by itself with flatbread.

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3) Karađorđeva šnicla (Karadjordje’s schnitzel)


Dish is named by the serbian prince Karadjordje and represents real royal meal! Schnitzel can be veal or pork which is rolled and stuffed with kajmak and after that it’s breaded and fried. It’s definitely must try meal while you are in Belgrade.

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Karadjordje’s schnitzel

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4) Sarma (Cabbage rolls)

Sarma is maybe the queen dish of Serbian cuisine! Spiced up minced meat which is rolled in sour cabbage leafs. The roots of this delicious meal goes all the way back to Ottoman empire, and even today popularity of this dish is still on a highest level.


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Sarma (Cabbage rolls)

Serbian cuisine is one of the most unique in the world, presents the fusion of tastes and texture.

5) Musaka (Serbian style Moussaka)

Well, similarity is next to ordinary Moussaka – have layers and have meat. It’s made of layers of potatoes instead of eggplants, and we use our mix of spices. It’s always great with season salad and glass of good wine. Enjoy!




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6) Ajvar

It is a type of relish, side Serbian dishes which comes with almost every meal perfectly. Represents the perfect combination of red bell peppers, garlic and eggplants. You can hear that serbian folks call this relish a “serbian salad”. if you are tourist, first question that locals will ask you is: “Did you tried ajvar?” Ajvar is maybe the most interesting of all out there. Ajvar is on the TOP 10 Serbian Foods list.

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7) Mladi sir (Cottage or Curd Cheese )

Serbian cottage cheese is type of cheese with low fat milk, with neutral taste and also goes perfectly with many meat meals. The best one is made at private households (kajmak as well) and you can find it on serbian food markets, or just ask for Gibanica sa sirom(also serbian traditional meal, it’s a pastry with this type of cheese)  in Belgrade restaurants. Do not forget that after a great dinner, we suggest to party in some of the most popular Belgrade clubs!


Mladi sir

8) Kobasice (serbian sausages)

There are so many variables of serbian sausages that we can open another topic only for that. Some of them are:

Srem sausage (Sremska domaca kobasica);

Blood sausage (Krvavice);


Head cheese (Svargla), and many, many more…

Some of them are for frying, and some of them you can eat like cold appetizers. Tip: fried ones goes perfectly with the beans! Bon Appétit!

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Ladies and gentleman we present you the most famous Serbian food:

9) Pljeskavica (“serbian hamburger”)

One of the most famous Serbian food among the locals and for tourists as well is Pljeskavica. Grilled and spiced meat (mixture of pork, beef or a lamb) is served in somun or lepinja (types of the flatbread). You can ask for ajvar, onions, kajmak to go with this dish, you wont regret it. This days pljeskavica is popular in Europe and worldwide as well, so you can order it on many fast food stands. Sounds great?

If you are wondering where to get a tasty pljeskavica at, here is the list of some of the best places in Town.

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10) Cvarci

Variant of a pork rinds, it’s a pork crisps or chips made of fat thermally extracted from the lard. Popular in balkan cuisine, you can find it in almost every household during the winter.  Salty and crispy, it’s definitely something that you will love at the first bite.

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We hope that you enjoy our little guide across TOP 10 Serbian Foods, enjoy your meals!


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