Pogledati punu verziju : Veggies in Serbia?

23.02.2007, 20:49
Well just over 2 weeks until my GF and I hit the slopes (hopefully not too hard!)

Just had a couple of questions about Serbian cuisine

First off my GF is not only a Veggie, but also wheat intolerant! Does anyone here know any Serbian dishes that donít include meat, pasta, or flour (in any form, and trust me, its harder than it seems EVERYTHING seems to have wheat in it!) and what are they called?

We are going to bring some wheat free pasta and bread with us, hopefully the restaurants wont mind cooking the wheat free pasta!

Failing that, does anyone know which restaurants have staff that can speak the best English? As (and Iím really not trying to sound patronising here) its hard enough to explain in England that yes the veggie pasta dish or the veggie flan or veggie pizza look very tasty, but my GF cant eat any of them!!

Iím thinking if push comes to shove, find a decent restaurant where they speak good English (all suggestions welcome!) talk to the manager of the restaurant, bung him a nice tip and ask him nicely if the chef can cook something special for my GF

Me Iím easy to feed and Iím really looking forward to tucking into some Serbian food!!

So suggestions on Serbian foods that donít contain wheat or meat! And decent restaurants in the Kop!


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25.02.2007, 12:11
Sorry mate but I think your girlfriend's gonna starve!
recent posts seem to suggest that there is a meat eating culture, except for salad stuff, I think you're going to struggle to find veggie options

25.02.2007, 17:33
It is true that veggie options aren't common. However if you're half board in the Grand the buffet would almost certainly have something to offer each night as there was a large selection of cooked meals and salads. In the 'town' there are 2 or 3 small but decent supermarkets too. The people were always very helpful and keen to please, so I would ask and you may well find that they'll offer your GF some good options.

25.02.2007, 19:37
I was worried that she might starve!

So we went for the self-catering option (we are staying at Konaci) the super markets should be able to provide us with some basics, but if Iím honest I would really prefer to eat out!

It not like you go on holiday to cook now is it?

I am still pretty confident we can find some decent food! I am ever the optimist! Just like I am trying to be optimistic about not actually breaking anything on the slopes!

I think best bet is stock up at the super market on the Sunday (does anyone know if the super markets will be open on a Sunday?) when we arrive then scout around for places to eat Sunday evening.

A mere 14 days!! I'm like a kid waiting for Xmas! I should be ashamed! BUT IM NOT!

25.02.2007, 20:12
The supermarkets are open on a Sunday right into the evening.

I think you'll be ok. There are options for veggies

25.02.2007, 21:11
If you want to take a look at/print out some useful Serbian vocab including lists of basic foods go to http://www.lztranslation.com/serbian_grammar.html and follow the link to Serbian Phrases. These might help you translate menus, not all of which are yet available in English.

One restaurant that I know has an English version (can't remember what was on it tho, cos we only had afternoon coffee there) is the Nin which is not too far from the bottom of Blue run 7 - some people were plodding their way up to it when we left it at 4.30pm.

The restaurant/bar in the basement (conservatory) of the Grand is open to all, but it's basically a pizza place so would not be good for GF. It's the only place we found pints of beer tho and it was cheap!

We saw a flyer for a biggish looking restaurant on the little street just beyond the Grand - don't know if that might be worth looking at? Also there is a hotel/restaurant on the very short Masinac run served by a button lift and accessed via a path just beyond and to the right of the Chairlift for Blue 7 (Karaman Greben). Think it's called Heaven's seat or something like that - again being biggish it might be worth a look.

Incidentally, the Konaci does have a HB option, so it does have a restaurant - that's likely to be a self-serve buffet like the others I guess, but whether you can just buy a one-off there I don't know.

By the way - don't excpect to buy anything much at the airport at Nis! It is TINY - a shed tho there is a small cafe upstairs! On the way home, you leave pretty early and SHOULD have time to eat at the airport - we didnt cos our bloomin coach broke down! Suggest you might take something with you to eat just in case - those on B&B get given a packed breakfast.

SOrry can't be more specific - but am sure you'll have a great time.

26.02.2007, 09:25
Thanks for the link treble, I thought some of the phrases were hysterical. A whole section on how to ask for a date then get married. priceless!

26.02.2007, 09:40
Well there you go - what more could you want from a holiday!! ;)

26.02.2007, 18:27
Hmmm, I might try the "will you marry me" phrase at passport control! That should get me into the country (or back on the plane) in record time!!

Thanks for the assistance though Treble and the rest of the gang for the replys!

We will get by, i think i just need the serbian for cabbage soup, veggie stew and salad!!


03.03.2007, 12:36
Hi there,

My girlfriend and I are taking our neice ski-ing to Serbia, also on the 11th March 2007. So probably see you there. The other thing is that my girlfriend is also a vegetarian. We went to Bulgaria sk-ing two years ago and I believe that Serbia is very similar. Thay are BIG meat eaters but I wouldn't worry too much, my girlfriend always got something to eat at meal times.

Probably see you on the slopes


03.03.2007, 20:28
Yes you will likely see me on the slopes! Most likely in the company of mountain rescue! :sm022:

Though my Girlfriend is convinced she is going to starve, I think she will be fine!! We will have a look at the restuarant in Konaci on the Sunday evening, if the buffet looks ok we will upgrade to half board i think.

Where are you guys staying, and are you in Ski School as well? Never know might bump into you! :)

03.03.2007, 21:00
We are staying at the Hotel Grand and are Half Board. This is our fourth holiday ski-ing in the last four years. First was Andorra (nightmare for Veggies), then Bulgaria (again half board but ate out every night), then USA (usual Pizzas and stuff) and now Serbia. Like I said before we are taking our neice who has been getting lessons on the dry slope in Edinburgh. This will be her first holiday away so we made sure the hotel had a swimming pool etc. She is in ski school and too be honest my girlfriend and I don't really need to but we have paid for it. Its usually such a good laugh that we decided to go for it again. You also get around the mountain so much easier with a good instructor.

Take it you guys are flying from Gatwick?

Will def see you on the slopes. Fingers crossed for more snow !!

Take it easy

04.03.2007, 16:20
Yeah we are flying from Gatwick. Sunday is going to be a looooong day! Though perhaps a drink or 2 en route might make the day go quicker! must remember to pack my hip flask!

As my ski guide in Austria said "Schnapps helps you ski down the steepest of slopes!" :cug: :cug: :ski:

Now all we need a huge dump....Of snow!!!