Naine naudib Muhul Eesti toorainest valmistatud toituSource: Priidu Saart, Visit Estonia

Eat Estonian: small-scale food and drink producers

Big flavors come from small farms, factories, wineries, breweries, and apiaries all over the country.

Eating local food is an important aspect of sustainable travel.

Thanks to small-scale food and drink producers, we can enjoy organic produce, sauna-smoked ham, flavorful local honey, and so much more. By supporting these small businesses, you can ensure these traditions are passed down to the next generation and rural communities thrive.

Creamy Estonian dairy products 

La Muu has been making ice cream in Kalamaja for five years. You can pick some up at a local grocery store or grab a cone from their shop right near their factory in Telliskivi Creative City! 

At Nopri Dairy Farm, you can see how a modern dairy farm works. Watch how they make cheese from curds, yogurt, cottage cheese and other milk products, and then taste them afterwards. 

Andre Cheese Farm is where the best Estonian cheese is made. You can also feed the cows, pet the calves, and taste the products in their farm shop. 

Older female chef teaches woman how to cook with dairy

Source: Priidu Saart

Looking for places to purchase local food products?

Sweet treats

The Chicory Museum is dedicated to the traditions of chicory farming along Lake Peipsi. You can try chicory coffee and cheesecake and buy chicory products, such as coffee, honey, and bread.

At the Aeglane Hetk Apiary, under the guidance of a beekeeper, you can learn about how honey is made, how honeycombs form, and then put pure honey into a jar to take home. 

Delicious syrup from juniper, sugar, nuts, berries, herbs, and spices is made in the almost 500-year-old village of Leedri on Saaremaa. 

Two beekeepers work at an apiary in Estonia

Source: Renee Altrov

Wash down a good meal with an Estonian drink

Craft beer and cider

Põhjala Brewery and Tap Room offers tours and delicious dining in Tallinn's trendy Noblessner district. It has 24 beers on tap, the most popular of which have been aged in oak barrels and brewed with ingredients fresh from Estonia's lush forests.

Purtse Brewery is the brainchild of three friends who have begun brewing beer in Purtse Castle's old smithy. Try their full selection of beer in the cozy Mekituba tasting room. Makes for a great stop to refresh after an adventure-filled day at Aidu Quarry in Ida-Viru County.

Pihtla Brewery, the oldest craft brewery in Estonia, has been in operation since 1990. It is known for producing Saaremaa's special homebrew, which islanders have drunk for centuries.

KODAS uses the fruit from its 9,000 apple trees to produce hand-crafted ciders, sparkling wines, and non-alcoholic drinks. During the factory tour, you can visit the production facility and end with a tasting.

Two beers from Põhjala Brewery in bottles and glasses

Source: Laimipress


Junimperium Distillery was the first craft gin distillery in Estonia. They offer tours and tasty cocktails made from their award-winning gins in Tallinn's Telliskivi neighborhood, making it the perfect stop before a night out. 

Tohi Distillery is a modern operation 35 minutes from Tallinn located on the premises of the historic vodka distillery of Tohisoo Manor. Learn how gin is produced and look for notes of juniper and wild berries during a tasting.


The Valgejõe Veinivilla Winery is Estonia’s northernmost wine farm, run by two sommeliers, Tiina and her son Gregor. Their wines are even available at Michelin-Star restaurants in Germany. 

Habaja Distillery is a winery run out of a historic distillery, making wine from nettle, aronia, and other local raw ingredients.

Valgeranna Veinitall is an old manor-era horse stable, where Mamm & Frukt craft wines are produced, and you can also try Estonian grappa!


Naised joovad Verevi veiniverandal veini

Source: Hans Markus Antson

DIY — try your hand at cooking during a local foods workshop

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