Among the many advantages that Vilnius has as Lithuania’s capital is the fact that it draws people from all over the country. With them come recipes for delightful family dishes, diverse local ingredients and culinary know-how. This map will guide you to the places in Vilnius where authentic Lithuanian food and beer are served.
Šv. Jono g. 7 +370 637 33300 www.ertlionamas.lt
Ertlio Namas provides guests with a contemporary take on traditional Lithuanian cuisine. It’s an upscale restaurant that’s perfect for an authentic culinary experience.
Užupio g. 22-1 +370 685 60767 www.sweetroot.lt
Created by a group of people who set out to define just what a local Lithuanian restaurant should be, this upmarket restaurant boasts a lovely seasonal menu filled with locally-sourced ingredients.
Naugarduko g. 36 +370 609 99002 www.senojitrobele.lt
Set up to look like a little piece of Lithuanian countryside, Senoji Trobelė is popular with visitors – the staff provides guests with an excellent introduction to Lithuanian cuisine.
Stiklių g. 8/10 +370 526 29046 www.lokys.lt
Located in a Gothic cellar right in the heart of town, Lokys serves local game alongside traditional Lithuanian dishes
Stiklių g. 4, Stiklių g. 5 +370 526 09087, +370 526 09407 www.bambalyne.lt/leiciu-bravoras
This brewery prides itself on beer, though it also serves traditional Lithuanian snacks. The kitchen is open as long as the bar is, so you’re never out of luck.
Šv. Mykolo g. 4 +370 688 22210 www.mykolo4.lt
As the founders say, the recipes for the dishes in this restaurant have been collected from old Vilnius notebooks. Mykolo 4 mainly serves Lithuanian dishes from the prewar period.
Tuskulėnų g. 35 +370 527 25087 www.marceliukeskletis.lt
Lying away from the centre, Marceliukės Klėtis offers a menu full of Lithuanian dishes, and a distinct rustic interior to match.
Gaono g. 7 +370 526 44632 www.stikliai.com/tavern-pub-vilnius
Stikliai may be one of the more expensive hotels in town, but its tavern is a place for all. Diners can expect top-notch quality food that will satisfy even the pickiest of guests.
Šv. Stepono g. 8, Polocko g. 7A, Šv. Mikalojaus g. 15 +370 650 47054, www.jususnekutis.lt
Šnekutis is known for local beers, but you’ll also find a decent selection of Lithuanian dishes at affordable prices.
Didžioji g. 19 +370 687 22366 www.amatininkai.lt
Don’t want to venture far in search of food? Amatininkų Užeiga is located right by Town Hall Square and the kitchen is often open until dawn.
Pilies g. 16 +370 656 13688 www.fortodvaras.lt
Serving local game, Etno Dvaras is located near Cathedral Square and offers an excellent ratio of price and quality. Plus, it’s the only restaurant that bears the Culinary Heritage Sign.
Gedimino pr. 19/J. Lelevelio g. 6 +370 663 60232 www.berneliuuzeiga.lt
The centrally-located Bernelių Užeiga isn’t just a place where tourists drop-in to taste something Lithuanian, it’s also a popular place for get-togethers, especially with older Vilnius natives.
Šv. Mykolo g. 6 +370 615 30095, +370 5 212 3643 www.restoranasgabi.lt
Gabi is proud of its old-fashioned interior, and along with a variety of Lithuanian dishes, it also offers choices from other European culinary traditions, making it great for groups with diverse tastes.
Pilies g. 8 +370 611 20576 www.katpedele.lt
Part of a country-wide chain of restaurants, Katpėdėlė is simple and straightforward. The menu includes Lithuanian dishes and some fast food staples.
Didžioji g. 26 +370 525 07473
For something different, try Saula. While you won’t find typical dishes like cepelinai or potato pancakes on the menu, the restaurant combines seasonal ingredients, game and potato side dishes in a truly local manner.
Pylimo g. 58 (Halės turgus, kioskas 34A) +370 671 73744 www.facebook.com/RootsVilnius
Fresh organic produce straight from the best farmers in Lithuania. Carefully selected cheeses, meat products, breads, beers and wines.
Literatų g. 5 +370 523 12836, +370 613 55860 www.senamiesciokrautuve.lt
A cosy shop that offers dairy products, sweets, as well as fruits and vegetables from Lithuanian farms.
Aukštaičių/Maironio g. Thursday 10.00 – 15.30 www.tymoturgelis.lt
Taking place every Thursday in Uzupis, Tymo market offers organic food, products of national heritage and goods from local farmers.
Aušros Vartų g. 3 +370 526 13403 Upės g. 9 +370 527 27725
Vilniaus g. 17 +370 524 07878
Džiugas is a brand of Lithuanian cheese that’s wellknown, even outside of the country. These little cafes offer a variety of Džiugas products, as well as coffee and snacks for a short break.
Klaipėdos g. 1/16 +370 523 14256 www.saldumynai.lt
A. Jakšto g. 5/1 +370 521 22068
The shops offer sweet treats from Rūta and Alkava – some of Lithuania’s largest confectionary companies. Chocolates, dragées, cookies – you’ll find them all here.
Šiaulių g. 5 +370 614 44144, +370 659 12264 www.alauspirkliai.lt
Serving craft beer, Alaus Pirkliai isn’t just a good place for a drink – come chat with the owners, who’ll teach you more about beer.
Šv. Stepono g. 8 Polocko g. 7a Šv. Mikalojaus g. 15
Šnekutis is the child of a brewer from Pasvalys in Northern Lithuania who decided to go big and take his business to Vilnius. The restaurants feel as cozy as a rustic house and serve true Lithuanian beer from small breweries.
Stiklių g. 4, Stiklių g. 5 +370 526 09087; +370 526 09407 www.bambalyne.lt
Drop by for a wide variety of local beers. If anything, the large crowds of locals present here in the evening serve as proof that the place is well-loved..
Jogailos g. 6 +370 650 68752 www.alynas.lt
Great variety of beers, all for a reasonable price. Alynas is all about beer, so come round after dinner – snacks are the only food items on the menu.
Gedimino pr. 5 +370 605 77555 http://craft-draft.business.site
Beers from around Lithuania and the world right in the heart of town – the restaurant is located in a cellar not far from Cathedral Square.
Totorių g. 18 +370 618 11255,+370 618 11266 www.busitrecias.lt
A true favourite among Vilnius’ students, Būsi Trečias is the closest thing to a tavern you’ll find in town. They’re known for their home brews and beers with syrup.
A. Goštauto g. 8 +370 687 28930 www.alausnamai.lt
The beers you’ll find on tap are all brought from microbreweries from different corners of Lithuania. And if that’s not enough, they have an amazing variety of bottled beer from around the world.
Stiklių g. 7 +370 524 05670 www.bambalyne.lt
The cellar on Stiklių Street is a true getaway: there’s no mobile service inside because of the thick walls, so simply grab one of the locals beers and enjoy your evening in peace.
Užupio g. 9, Kęstučio g. 55 +370 652 32361 www.spunka.lt
This bar in Uzupis, which has recently opened its third location, is a true local favourite. A solid selection of local beers on tap and snacks to nibble on, too.
Pilies g. 6, inner yard +370 600 27733 www.vilniausalus.lt
Owned by Vilniaus Alus – the only brewery in Vilnius – this is where you can taste some of the local brews and buy a few bottles to take home with you.
Gaono g. 7 +370 526 44632 www.stikliai.com/tavern-pub-vilnius
Stikliai may be a luxury hotel, but its tavern is a place that won’t have you shelling out. Step in for a beer – the staff will be happy to tell you more about the ones on offer.
Trakų g. 4 +370 521 26874 www.beerlibrary.lt
Called “Beer Library” in Lithuanian, the spot has knowledgeable staff who will guide you through the selection of local and craft beers to find one that’s right for you.