Open Kitchen: A Ljubljana Food Festival Photo Essay

by Gigi Griffis

When you imagine our month in Ljubljana: imagine us stuffing our faces.

You see, from early spring to late autumn, every single Friday, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., there’s an event called Open Kitchen (or, in Slovene, Odprta Kuhna).

During those hours, the best restaurants from all over Slovenia converge in one of the central squares to fill charming wooden booths with culinary delights. Everything from burgers to Egyptian wraps to delicate sushi–all served up fresh, quick, and affordable.

As you might imagine, we went every Friday. For both lunch and dinner.

And if you’re in Ljubljana in the summertime? I suggest you do the same.


Asian roast beef

egyptian chicken

Hood Burger

liver and onions


hazelnut pie

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All photos taken with my Sony a6000.

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Melissa September 8, 2017 - 10:56 am

I’m so looking forward to checking this out in a couple of weeks!

Patrick Dobbins September 9, 2017 - 1:06 am

Such an amazing web sight! FInd it very extraordinary and interesting to read! REminds me of a song: Every place you go, everything you do! VEry nice to have met you and continued success! SIncerely Patrick Dobbins


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