Running low on vitamins is a real bummer, but in Lithuania, you don’t need to wait till summer! And everything you need is right on your doorstep. In a country, where forests and meadows are never more than thirty minutes from your door, a walk in the woods will deliver an ample harvest of such vitamin rich treats as sorrel (spinach’s distant cousin), and nettle (yes, you can eat it and yes, it’s tasty). And if all that foraging in the crisp spring air has built up a thirst, all you need to do is tap a birch tree to get a cupful of sweet birch sap nectar. Explore what tasty natural delights Lithuania has to offer from March to June every year in this article.
Move over, kombucha, there’s a new cool drink in town… Tree sap! Packed with vitamins and amino acids, this refreshing beverage is like spring in a bottle. Lithuania Travel talked to Gintarė Didžiokaitė, Brand Manager of Straikas, a company that aims to bring this cherished drink to the masses.
Seasonality is a principle many Lithuanian chefs, home cooks and foodies abide by. Renata Ničajienė, the author of the wildly popular Seasonal Kitchen blog and multiple cookbooks, told us all about the different flavours that can be experienced in Lithuania in springtime. Her main advice - don’t miss out on the more exotic-sounding ingredients, as they can make your culinary experience of the country genuinely unforgettable.
We hope you enjoyed this gastronomic journey through the outlandish, but absolutely delightful spring cuisine in Lithuania. As summer is just around the corner, more deliciousness is coming soon. Stay tuned by following us on Instagram and Facebook.
Photo credits: Eglė Juzumas, Renata Ničajienė, Gintarė Didžiokaitė, Kamilė Šerėnaitė, Beatos Virtuvė.