Odprta kuhna (the Open kitchen), Slovenia's favourite gourmet food market, has since its beginnings in 2013 become an integral part of Ljubljana's liveliness. Bringing together the best eateries from all over the country it offers a colourful culinary experience you would not want to miss out on. Join us every sunny Friday on Pogačarjev square!
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From A(hi tuna) to Ž(likrofi)
A quick stroll will provide a unique foodie experience. From traditional Slovenian cuisine to modern culinary experiments and a selection of the finest authentic dishes from all over the world, the Open kitchen proves that the gourmet street food is perfectly achievable.
To each his own
At the Open kitchen, the Slovenian culture of casual get-togethers meets the love of good food. So pick the dishes and drinks that tickle your fancy, choose a spot of your own at the square and enjoy a lovely dining experience, overlooking Plečnik’s elegant market colonnade.
Sharing is caring
We love to give back to the wonderful community that enabled the Open kitchen to become the culinary project we all know and love. Hence, we donate the remaining food to charity to help build a sustainable future for everyone.
Committed to the environment
Establishing a model for eco-friendly markets, we lead by example to show that even the most entrenched behaviour can be changed for the better. Therefore, the Open kitchen is a plastic-free market, offering food and beverages only in biodegradable materials. We provide our guests with useful recycling tips and encourage them to visit the market on foot, bikes or LPP buses.
Awarded excellence and quality
In January 2014, we received the Jakob award for excellence and quality in tourism of the Alpe-Adria region that is given yearly by the Ljubljana Exhibition and Convention Centre.
In October 2014, we won the Sejalec, awarded to us for the most innovative Slovenian tourist product of the last two years. The Sejalec is the annual award of SPIRIT Slovenia, Slovenian Tourist Board for innovation and creativity in tourism.
The Slovenian Tourist Board awarded us with the Snovalec 2018 for our project Slovenia – culinary destination. The project presents an integrated tourism product by connecting gastronomy to cultural and natural heritage and thus placing Slovenia firmly on the culinary map of the world.
Gault&Millau Slovenija POP 2019
The Gault&Millau Slovenija guide, one of the three most influential culinary guides in the world, awarded us with the title of POP 2019 for the best popular place in Slovenia.
Ljubljana quality sign 2020
Tourism Ljubljana, in cooperation with the renowned gastronomic guide Gault&Milllau, checks the quality of the tourist offer in the capital and has awarded us the Ljubljana Quality Label for the year 2020 in the POP category.
Best attraction 2023
The international media In Your Pocket awarded us with the title Best of Ljubljana 2023. We became the winners in the category Best Attraction from the subsection of Best Experience in Ljubljana.