Northern Estonia is honored of being named the culinary region of 2021 food. Local farmers and food producers are united by the motto "Limestone Flavors". What should you definitely enjoy when traveling in Northern Estonia?
You're invited to come and discover the attractive food culture of North Estonia.
Cuisine from the North
Northern Estonian cuisine distinguishes itself by the use of different ingredients that grow in the region and the different ways it's prepared. The region has loads of limestone plateaus that give the soil its unique qualities as well as the produce that grows there.
Since 1925, Northern Estonia and the surrounding islands has had the most land dedicated to growing and harvesting potatoes. At the beginning of the 20th century, potatoes were on the table every day in Northern Estonia, which was unique to the region. In fact, in Harju County in the 1930s, potatoes with meat sauce were very often eaten for breakfast to start the day.