The Open Kitchen Ljubljana Food Festival 2024 is ON! Here’s ALL the information!

The Open Kitchen Ljubljana Food Festival 2024 is ON! Here’s ALL the information!

Experience freshly cooked delights by different Slovenian restaurants at the Friday food market in the heart of Ljubljana!

Every Friday from around end of March to October, the Open Kitchen (‘Odprta kuhna’ in Slovenian) invites you to meet Slovenian chefs, taste different Slovenian and other international foods, and learn more about the cooking process.

Get into the “Ljubljana Vibe”

But Ljubljana Open Kitchen is more than just a food market—it’s a celebration of community, culture, and creativity. Locals and visitors gather in Pogačar Square to enjoy good food, good company, and good vibes, creating a lively and inclusive atmosphere that reflects the spirit of Ljubljana itself.

The food choice is wide and varied

Sometimes it’s difficult to decide what to grab. So you might need to stroll around for a while before you find the perfect dish.

Once you grab your plate, find a place either on the specially set benches or simply take a seat wherever you see.

Every Friday between 10 am and 9 pm

In this year’s 12th season, the organizers promise even more opportunities for socializing, including new locations, varied projects and collaborations.

The food market exhibits around 50 food providers—modern restaurants, traditional Slovenian gostilnas, tourist farms, and even independent chefs who want to promote their culinary achievements. There is usually some music and entertainment, too.

The market might be cancelled due to bad weather. Otherwise, it’s open until dusk.


It’s in the centre of Ljubljana, at the Ljubljana Central Market. It is very easy to spot—Pogačarjev trg, between the Ljubljanica River and Ljubljana Cathedral.

Whether you’re a seasoned foodie or simply a lover of good food and good company, Ljubljana Open Kitchen offers an unforgettable culinary experience that captures the essence of Slovenia’s capital city.

From the mouth-watering dishes to the vibrant atmosphere, it’s a celebration of food, culture, and community that will leave you hungry for more.

So mark your calendar, bring your appetite, and join the festivities at Ljubljana Open Kitchen for a taste of Ljubljana’s culinary delights.

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