TOP food festivals this season

Source: Aron Urb

TOP food festivals this season

The summer and autumn are busy seasons for Estonian cuisine. Regional food events showcase local ingredients like herring, flounder, apples, pickles and even dandelions. You can sample cuisine from the best restaurants in Tallinn, Pärnu and Haapsalu while strolling outside in the sunshine. From traditional recipes to modern Baltic fair, come taste the flavours of Estonia this year. Our list of events is by no means final, as new festivals pop up all the time.

Lamprey Festival in Narva-Jõesuu

Ida-Viru maakond, Narva-Jõesuu linn

26.09.2020 - 26.09.2020

Lampreys are a very rare species of fish; however, in Narva-Jõesuu, lampreys have been fished since prehistoric times. During the traditional Lapmrey Festival, a fish market is open for fishermen as well as those who simply love fish. Here you can buy fresh fish as well as various fish products. You can also try different dishes made of lampreys. You can also go out on the river with fishermen to see for yourself how lampreys are caught. The lamprey is a fish with a body like a snake's and resembling an eel at first glance.

Toidunautleja Restaurant Week

Harju maakond, Tallinn

09.10.2020 - 18.10.2020

During Toidunautleja Restaurant Week, taking place in February for the fourth time, visitors from all over Estonia can visit the participating restaurants. During this week, they offer their best dishes at the best prices! Offers include: - a two-course lunch from 10 euros - a three-course dinner from 20 euros - vegetarian menu T Information about the participating restaurants can be found on the ToiduNautleja website. Keep an eye out – the list is constantly updated! You can make a reservation soon at

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UMA MEKK Café and Restaurant Week

Võru maakond, Võru

12.10.2020 - 18.10.2020

UMA MEKK Café and Restaurant Week is held twice a year: in spring and in autumn. The aim of the café and restaurant week is to bring together the traditional food producers in Võru county who have joined the Uma Mekk network with catering and tourism companies. The special three-course meal costs only 17 euros. Venue: various dining venues in Vana-Võromaa

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Bocuse d’Or Europe

Harju maakond, Haabersti linnaosa

15.10.2020 - 16.10.2020

The cream of the crop of the international culinary scene is coming to Tallinn! Inspired by the atmosphere of sports competitions and first held in 1987, Bocuse D'Or has been named the most important gastronomy competition in the world. The biggest names in the field are present, and the combination of mastery, creativity, and flavours will lead the top ten to the finals in France early next year. The Estonian food culture is a new arrival in Nordic cuisine, the source of inspiration for which is the sea around the country. The sea has inspired both Tallinn's culture and the Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Estonians living on the coast have historically been good sailors and fishermen. Now, their legacy reaches the world of gastronomy with the help of the world's most prestigious culinary competition Bocuse d'Or.

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Tallinn Restaurant Week

Harju maakond, Tallinn

01.11.2020 - 07.11.2020

Tallinn Restaurant Week declares this week the week to celebrate great food and great restaurants. This is a week full of discoveries, pleasant experiences, and the opportunity to visit and compare a lot of different restaurants at a great price. Tallinn Restaurant Week wishes for both local residents and tourists visiting Tallinn to feel welcome to enjoy the professional quality and hospitality of Tallinn's restaurants.

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Pärnu Restaurant Week

Pärnu maakond, Pärnu

07.11.2020 - 15.11.2020

During the Pärnu Restaurant Week, you can learn about the restaurants representing extremely diverse styles, as well as the wonderful chefs who work there. We hope that the Restaurant Week helps you learn more about the many restaurants in Pärnu! During the Restaurant Week, participating restaurants offer lunches and dinners at a special price (2-course lunches and 3-course dinners). The dishes are prepared on the basis of the à la carte menu. The price does not include beverages.

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Läänemaa Food Week

Lääne maakond, Haapsalu

12.11.2020 - 22.11.2020

During the Food Week, many restaurants in Läänemaa have special menus to highlight and promote locally produced food and products as well as the food providers that bring the taste experience to the visitor. The programme also includes food workshops and dinners.

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Black Food Festival in Tallinn

Harju maakond, Põhja-Tallinna linnaosa

21.11.2020 - 21.11.2020

The Black Food Festival is coming to Estonia for the second time this year! Having set out its stall in Berlin, London and New York in the last 12 months, it’s be coming to the Põhjala factory in Tallinn. The aim is to open the door to culinary creativity and experimentation and to do so under the umbrella of an enjoyable city festival during some of the blackest nights of the year. Taste-wise, there’ll be something for everybody!  

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Last updated : 15.09.2020

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