i have to say that it was a rare day i didnt eat till 5.30 in the afternoon ...all day from dawn to dusk i was walking or in buses...i ate something in Prizren ...in Prishtina i drank a coffee in something like a bar where they also serve local food the typical salads and beef steaks
Anywhere you go the muslim style is the one ..
There is some evidence of economic activity, including this small restaurant in front of the house where my husband was staying. Last summer it was a ramshackle building. This summer a small restaurant.
In the ironies that are Kosovo the house had also been renovated -- even though I was told that it was to be torn down to build the Journalism School!
Favorite Dish: From the chalkboard you can see the basic offerings -- additionally, of course, there is pizza!
As you can see -- sidewalk parking is a local way of life!
The restaurant was a short drive from the center, but still in the city. Parking was the usual Balkan nightmare!
Favorite Dish: These were two of the main dishes that were ordered for us. The top is an Albanian lamb specialty. The bottom was called "sarma" -- but was more like Greek "dolmades" as the rice/meat mixture was wrapped in grape leaves rather than sour cabbage. The clay dishes were traditional.
I think noone's sure what is the real name of this cafe. Everybody simply call it 'Te Kaqa' (At Kacha's). It's nice, supposed to be trendy cafe, with spacious, shady balcony. Nice place for after-work or Sunday coffee.
Although officially labeled as Pizzeria, "Obala" (the Coast) offers you menu packed-up with local and international specialties (where pizzas are, rightfully, on the margines).
Located in center of Gracanica, it is well-known throughout Kosovo and one of the favourite eating spots for a lot of internationals I know.
Obala is famous for it's MASSIVE (and again M-A-S-I-V-E) food portions. Trust me on this, and start with half portion of your favourite dish once you get there.
Favorite Dish: Pork ribs with kajmak (home-made milk cream) are specialty of the house, but you won't make a mistake even if you go for Smoked pork steam, Wienner Schnitzel or simply Cheese Crockets.
Qerimi (no.1) is your average bakery but with excellent dough and pastries at offer.
It is a must for experienced burek eaters. If you prefer Belgrade burek to Sarajevo one, then don't miss-out Qerimi. Otherwise, you won't spot the difference. It's a thing, rich in grease and calories.
Favorite Dish: Burek pastry stuffed with cheese. And don't forget your yogurt.
One of the most popular grill restaurants/takeways in the town. Place itself looks a bit dim and stuffy, so I'd recommend come-pick-go.
Local qebapa (cevapi) are quite different from those you'd have in other parts of former Yugoslavia. A bit more spicy and with different shape (small minced meat balls, like 'chufte'), still very delicious.
Favorite Dish: 10 cevapi (qebapa) pieces with salad , kajmak and the bun priced at roughly 2.5 euro
It's by no means exaggeration to say that the word has spread throughout the Balkans about Pristina's bakery called "Bosnia" .
As far as I know, there are 4 such a bakeries in Pristina, the most popular ones (Bosnia 1 and Bosnia 2) being located nearby Gradic Pejton shopping-center and 50 meters from Grand Hotel (Mother Theresa Str.)
Speaking of the later one: enterior (metal chairs and small tables), surroundings (one of the busiest Pristina streets), toilet facilities (tiny bog shared with several cafes from the same building) et al. are surely not spectacular, but it is not what you've came here for, isn't it?
House offers traditional Bosnian burek (greasy pastry with cheese or meat filling) and range of sandwiches at really reasonable prices.
Favorite Dish: Cheese burek (or is it pita? :)) with jogurt will probably do it for a day. And that is, for less than 1.50 euro.
This place makes the best hamburger I have had in Europe so far. They also make a lot of fancier dishes with spinach, chicken, salad, etc.
As luck would have it, they're not only one of the best places to eat, they're also open all night.
This place is my husband's downfall! It is on the street between his lodging and the university.
Favorite Dish: The breads are delicious. Last time we bought the 3 breads from the shelf on the upper right in the top picture. The middle round one turned out to be a brioche-like one and was REALLY good.
We asked my husband's colleague to take us to a restaurant that served Albanian food. So we ended up at Tiffany! There is no menu, but everyone knows what to order!
Favorite Dish: These are the starters. Pita with three tasty cheese spreads and the Balkan favorite "Shopska salata"! It was a very fresh and delicious way to begin!
A place to sit and rest from your activities. What is nice is that there is a wide green buffer between the cafe and the street.
Favorite Dish: I've only had soft drinks here so can't speak for the food.
BTW if you are looking for a decent toilet use the restaurant one. The lobby toilets are the porcelain hole in the floor and not very nice.
There are many restaurants in Pristina. [Although the Thai one just closed:(] This one is up the hill from the university.
This restaurant looks over Pristina, down Bill Clinton St. Unfortunately that view includes some polluting smokestacks. The view I chose includes a new apartment building.
One evening my husband and a colleague were eating here and saw what they thought was a lightening strike at the power plant followed by a fire. Turned out to be a bomb:(
Favorite Dish: The pizza was thin and tasty, if a bit oily for my preferences. In the Balkans there is this custom of putting "ketchup" on pizza. I put the word in quotes because the local varieties are much less salty that US ones and very delicious.
KFC is a great place for Internationals.....they always play Country music during the day and evenings and they have karaoke on Saturday nights. They are the only place in town that don't rip you off on drinks.....they have "Happy Hour" Monday thru Friday from 5 pm til 8 pm with .50cent draft beer !!!!
Favorite Dish: The chicken strips are great with their homemade sauces. They also have gumbo like you would get in Louisiana. The fried chicken is awsome too!!!! They usually have some hot wings that are VERY spicy.
Large number of restuarnts in this city, the traditional once and the modren one...
When we are talking about the traditional once, we mean the Turkish resturants... with Kabab, Sojak and even with rice and Dolmah...
While when we are talking about the modern once, we are talking about the other face of the city, mainly we are talking about the resturants which are mainly working for the employess of the International organisations in Kosovo and the rich people of Kosovo.. and you will find a lot of them...
I would suggest some resturants in Pristina city that you should visit;
RIO resturant and it on the way to Germia, the park outside the twon.
Pinokio, in Dragodan
Favorite Dish: May be you shold try the fish in some areas of Kosovo, when you make sure that it is fresh fish... go ahead...