Riga Central Market Tour With Food Tasting

Tour Type

City Walking Tour

Tour Duration

~1.5 - 2 Hours



Tour Season

Whole year

Riga central market tour will introduce you with the largest market in Europe also included in UNESCO world heritage. Learn about where and how locals come to sell / buy food and other goods while having a chance to taste some of the products yourself. Walk the historic WWI Zeppeline airship hangars and admire once the most modern market of the world at it's opening in 1930.

About The Tour

Tour Description

Tour in Riga to discover the biggest market in Europe while visiting Latvia's capital. Learn about the historic and mighty hangars where aircraft- zeppelins once where kept and now it’s used as a market today. In it’s almost one hundred year long history market has experienced a lot and you will learn about it while seeing and tasting some of the local goods.

Local people are selling and buying goods here in their daily life and it will be hard to find another place where so many fresh vegetables and fruits are sold right from the local farms.

This tour in Riga will introduce you with one of the most remarkable places in the city - Riga Central Market- place where people shop, meet, talk and spend their daily time.

The guide will explain the history of the market, characteristics of the national cuisine and food. During the tour you will try delicacy from different pavilions, and also you can be optionally treated with Latvian beer or ‘kvas’ (ask to the guide).

Bazaar tasting includes - cheese, smoked products, pickled and raw vegetables, fish and bread.

Tour Highlights

  • Learn about Riga Central Market
  • Learn about the local products
  • Taste local food
  • See the daily life of locals buying and selling
  • Learn about the local cuisine
  • Discover the largest market in Europe

Additional information

  • Tour includes moderate amount of walking, please wear flat shoes suitable for walking.
  • The tour operates in all weather conditions, please dress according to the weather

Map of the tour

Tour Price and Booking

From 20 EUR*
Price includes:
  • Guide
  • Food tasting
Not included:
  • Beer and Kvas tasting
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Reviews of this tour on TripAdvisor

"Central Market Tour with Food Tasting"

Reviewed May, 2022
George from UK

We walked from our free walking tour to the meeting point across the road from the central market. Marija our guide was waiting for us and on our way to the market gave us a brief history lesson.
Each of the five hangars specialises in a certain produce and we feasted on everything from meats, cheeses, fish, beer and even trying the traditional Latvian drink, black balsam. All the cups, plates and cutlery were supplied by our guide and any food not consumed was given to us to take back to our hotel or in our case washed down with a couple of pints from the bar inside the meat market.
A wonderful experience with a knowledgeable guide.

Visited April 2022