Responsible gourmet delights in Slovenia Green destinations

The family of destinations that can boast the Slovenia Green sustainability label is growing every year. It currently features almost 60 members who care about their environment, local tradition and green future.

Some of the certified destinations have taken a step further and decided to pay extra attention to including sustainable practices in gastronomy. They are committed to the basic principles of sustainable culinary art.

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5 key guidelines followed by sustainable gastronomic destinations

Destinations that have decided to focus on sustainable gastronomy follow certain criteria that ensure their sustainable conduct.

A destination manages gastronomy comprehensively and has established a local quality label or a similar system for quality control.

A destination connects providers with local producers and processors and promotes the use of seasonal and local foodstuffs and, by doing so, supports short supply chains.

A destination organises various events and shows promoting sustainable gastronomy.

A destination develops and promotes gastronomic experiences.

A destination actively raises the awareness of its visitors and residents about local gastronomic specialties and principles of sustainable gastronomy.

Destinations committed to sustainable gastronomy

An increasing number of Slovenian destinations develop their culinary offering strategically and are sensitive to the needs of the natural environment. Discover the pioneers of the development of sustainable gastronomy in Slovenia.

Welcome to the 2021 European Region of Gastronomy

Slovenia is the proud holder of the title of the European Region of Gastronomy 2021. It convinced the commission with its numerous sustainability measures, gastronomic delicacies, high quality of local food and the exceptional pride and passion of all participating stakeholders. Together we are taking further steps towards the goal of making Slovenia a world-renowned green country in the field of gastronomy, sustainable tourism, nutrition education and supply of quality food.

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Local quality labels

The best that individual areas in Slovenia have to offer is joined by local labels of quality and authenticity and by choosing them you contribute to sustainability. Brands that, in addition to culinary delicacies, also frequently include handicrafts, culinary experiences, events and providers, are the guarantee that a certain product is made from local ingredients and produced by locals, and that it reflects local tradition and the creativity of people from a certain destination. You can look for labelled local specialties in the sale corners of tourist and information centres and directly from providers.

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Providers who invest a lot in sustainability

Not only destinations, but individual providers are also increasingly opting for a sustainable approach. Local ingredients have become a law that is increasingly respected in the kitchens of Slovenian restaurants and taverns. Many chefs have dusted off the recipe books of their grandmothers and given them a touch of their youthful boldness. Responsibility and delicious flavours merge into a unique symphony on the plate.

 

Order your portion of sustainability

As you discover all the delicacies of Slovenian cuisine, you will learn how strongly we are connected with nature. How every bite tells its own story about Slovenian tradition and innovativeness and wakes up your senses.

Slovenia = a country of sustainable culinary art

Get to know the six features of Slovenia for which it is becoming increasingly recognised globally as a country of sustainable culinary art. Check out which restaurants have won the Michelin Sustainability Emblem or one of the other green certificates. 

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Slovenia = a country of sustainable culinary art

Slovenia = a country of sustainable culinary art

Get to know the six features of Slovenia for which it is becoming increasingly recognised globally as a country of sustainable culinary art. Check out which restaurants have won the Michelin Sustainability Emblem or one of the other green certificates. 

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Top Slovenian chefs who excite the global public

Top Slovenian chefs who excite the global public

Meet the stars of Slovenian gastronomy whose popularity is sky-rocketing and who excite gourmets all around the world with their creativity. Although every chef has their own secrets, we can assure you that all of them rely heavily on the best local ingredients from the environment in which they work.

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Order the best Slovenia has to offer

Order the best Slovenia has to offer

If you would like to welcome Slovenian cuisine into your own kitchen, you can order the best delicacies online and have them delivered to your home. If you would like to try gourmet masterpieces, selected Slovenian wines or genuine home-made specialties, you will certainly find something to your liking.

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Wine-making tradition in Slovenia

Wine-making tradition in Slovenia

Slovenia has three wine regions in which top-level Slovenian wines are being born. Each has its own character and its own distinctive wine specialties. A special chapter is sustainable wines, which are created by nature itself with a minimum of human assistance.

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Agritourism farms with a green soul

Agritourism farms with a green soul

Slovenian agritourism farms are known for their tidiness, friendly hosts and excellent food, which comes to the plate directly from the garden. Some of them tell special green stories. Given them a listen!

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Slovenia is just the place for good food

It's becoming common knowledge that Slovenia is the place for good food. If you don't believe it, see for yourself. You will be delighted both by traditional cuisine and the masterpieces of top Slovenian chefs. This is because we swear by genuine flavours, such as those created by nature.

Locally typical

Learn about the typical workdays and holidays cuisine of Slovenian people and discover where they obtain the ingredients for their dishes and where you can try them as well.

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Where to eat

Home-made or cosmopolitan: choose your ambience and menu in Slovenia.

Where to eat

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The best for gourmets

Discover why Slovenia is becoming an increasingly popular destination for gourmets.

The best for gourmets

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Fresh and Local Food on Your Table

Taste the noble gifts of Slovenian soil and the tasty produce of Slovenian farms.

Fresh and Local Food on Your Table

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