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Sarajevo Food & Craft | Best food tour in Sarajevo 2022

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  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Max people: 20
  • Pickup: Sarajevo
  • Min age: 0+
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Drop-off: Sarajevo
What to expect from Sarajevo food & craft

If you are looking for a truly authentic experience, and want to learn about the local life and way of living in Sarajevo, then our Sarajevo food & craft tour is ideal for you. During this tour, you will have the opportunity to visit some of the oldest streets in the city of Sarajevo, with our local guide showing you old workshops along the way. You will have the opportunity to try and taste the finest savoury and sweet traditional specialities of Bosnian cuisine.

The tour kicks off at a hidden gem in the historic centre of the city, where you will have the opportunity to try the freshest bakery goods-here you will see exactly why this bakery is a local institution in Sarajevo. You will pass through many secret and small streets in the Old Town of Sarajevo, where a lot of amazing legends and beautiful stories have their origin.

Also, this is a unique opportunity for you to connect in one tour everything that you may hear and see when visiting Old Town from the cultural and traditional aspects but also try great Bosnian food. 

Sarajevo food & craft tour highlights

  • Visit Bascarsija
  • Poricanin bakery
  • Sarajevo Old Town
  • Kovaci (Bos: Kovaci)
  • Kazandziluk street (Eng: Coppercraft street)
  • Bravadziluk street (Bos: Bravadžiluk)
  • Cizmedziluk street (Bos: Čizmedžiluk)
  • Curciluk mali street (Bos: Čurčiluk mali)
  • Gazi Husrev-begova (Eng: Gazi Husrev-bey street)
  • Ferhadija street

Sarajevo food & craft tour essential information

Departure & Return Location

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Departure Time

🕛 12:00

Included

  • Tasting portions of food
  • Tasting portions of drink
  • Licensed guide
  • Professional support
  • Friendly access
  • Learning about Bosnian Tradition and Culture over centuries

Excluded

  • Private expenses
  • Additional food and drinks

Good to know

  • A private tour can be organized on request
  • Tour can be customized on request
  • Price depends on number of people, tour and accommodation type
  • Minimum required number of people for the tour is 2 - a private tour can be organized for 1 person

Sarajevo food & craft |Bascarsija

The tour kicks off at a hidden gem in the historic centre of the city, where you will have the opportunity to try the freshest bakery goods – here you will see exactly why this bakery is a local institution in Sarajevo. Following this, we will go along the magical street which had the status of a “carsija”, meaning bazaar, during the Gazi Husrev Bey in 1521, when over 60 shops had been built there. There you will visit the store of the family who owns a slipper shop, where this artful handmade craft has been passed down through the family from generation to generation for nearly 200 years.

This long time tradition probably will end with this generation, while the owner’s son has decided to change professions and become a pilot. So, you should definitely not miss this chance now. One more interesting fact is that Robert De Niro, during his visit to this shop, has bought a pair of these unique shoes for himself.

Sarajevo food & craft |Pekara Poričanin - Eng: Poricanin bakery

We will continue our tour in the spirit of tradition – you will have the opportunity to hear more about how Bosnia and Herzegovina is one of the few European countries that has its own Bosnian carpet – as a special form of applied, folk and traditional art. The tour will continue in the street named after the famous writer – Safet Beg Bašagić, who wrote some of his major works and is considered to be one of the founders of the Bosnian literature.

Today, on that street, there is a CULT bakery, where various bakery products have been made for almost 90 years. You will have the opportunity to try SOMUN which is a traditional bakery product that is of special importance to all believers of the Islamic faith during the holy month of Ramadan.

Sarajevo food & craft |Stari Grad - Eng: The Old Town

After visiting the bakery, we will continue to the local pastry shop where many Sarajevo generations grew up. Here, you will have the opportunity to try Boza which is a non-alcoholic and refreshing drink made from corn (corn flour), yeast, sugar and water. This delicious drink is also a trademark of this patisserie.

Sarajevo food & craft |Kovači - Eng: Kovaci

Following the footsteps of old crafts – on our tour, you will have the opportunity to visit one of the three wonderful shops in the Balkans – where coffee grinders are still handmade, for over 120 years a famous Sarajevo family nurtures this handmade art and keeps it from oblivion.

Sarajevo food & craft |Kazandžiluk - Eng: Kazandziluk

The first mentions of the potter’s trade-in Sarajevo date back to 1489, and today the street is in the same place as it was in the 16th century, when it was built, in which the masters of this craft have been creating copper art for centuries.

If you are looking for authentic souvenirs – this part of the tour will be a fantastic place for you.

Sarajevo food & craft |Bravadžiluk - Eng: Bravadziluk

Street an indispensable part of Bosnian cuisine is the traditional pie or stuffed pastry. And our visit continues right towards the place where, in addition to tasting various pies, you will have the opportunity to try Burek, which for locals is far from ordinary food, as they say, burek is a ritual, a lifestyle. What’s so handy about this dish? You can eat it at any time of the day, including breakfast.

Sarajevo food & craft |Čizmedžiluk - Eng: Cizmedziluk

You will also have the opportunity to meet the last brush craftsman in Sarajevo – during our visit you will see how brushes are handmade today, and according to this craftsman – handmade brushes can be used for up to half a century.

Sarajevo food & craft |Čurčiluk mali - Eng: Curciluk mali

During this tour, you will also visit one of the most famous restaurants in the city. Here you will get a taste for and learn about traditional Bosnian meals such as sogan dolma, sarma and others, that are served in traditional metal dishware. 

Sarajevo food & craft |Gazi Husrev-begova - Eng: Gazi Husrev-bey street

Once we regain our energy, we will go ahead and visit a gold shop – in which Sarajevan goldsmiths have been carrying out projects with the National Museum, which is important for our cultural heritage.

Here you will find replicas of jewellery worn by Bosnian queens and kings. Today, their jewellery is worn by Angelina Jolie.

Sarajevo food & craft |Ferhadija

Another stop will be a local market, which resembles an opera theatre from its exterior and is a national monument of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Immerse yourself in the world of delicious cheeses, unforgettable tastes of cured and smoked meat and other products prepared by recipes that are centuries old.
 
Ferhadija Pedestrian Street Last but not least, we will visit one of the oldest pipe shops in Sarajevo – we will try the most delicious dishes from the owners – and sudzukice in this local restaurant were named the best sudzuk by the Sarajevo food dictionary in 2019.

Sarajevo food & craft |Bakvala on Bascarsija

We will, at the end the tour with the most delicious handmade baklava – the queen of all baklava and of course served with the true delight – Bosnian coffee.

After the tour, you will surely be richer with your experience of Sarajevo through the eyes of native citizens.

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WOW! This tour was so much fun. I ate some wonderful local food and met some amazing people. This tour should not be missed. Our guide Arna was fantastic; she is from Sarajevo and shared the history of Old Town. We met some shoemakers, coppersmiths, and candy makers – all second or third generation crafts people. We ate so much food – come hungry. We stopped by some local restaurants to sample some traditional Bosnian food. The sample sizes were quite large and everything was delicious. We had fresh baked bread, Begova čorba (soup), Sogan dolma (stuffed onion), I do not like onions but I loved this, Japrak (wrapped minced meat in vine leaves), and Uštipci (savory beignet) my favorite. This was only a small sample of what we had to eat. Arna went out of her way to make me feel comfortable and to make sure I had a wonderful experience. In fact I booked another tour with her! I would give it more stars if I could. You get so much for the price. It is a guided food, history, and craft tour. Thank you “Meet Bosnia Travel”and especially Arna for making my stay in Bosnia so very special and for helping me see your wonderful country.

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