Ausmeņa Kebabs is definitely the new favorite place for the city’s kebab-lovers. First, it was opened in Latgale, the easternmost region of Latvia, but recently the second Ausmeņa Kebabs place opened in Riga, bringing with it the unique touch of Latgalian culture.
What makes this place special for me is the fact that you can hear the staff communicating in the Latgalian language that is hard to understand for born and raised Riga inhabitants. Not only the language but also the food has Latgalian influences – what other kebab place would add samogonka (vodka) with a pickle on the menu! On top of all that Ausmeņa Kebabs has very affordable prices, great beer and kvass (a traditional Baltic fermented unalcoholic beverage commonly made from rye bread) and a cozy interior – unlike what you would expect from a kebab place. Definitely a must for the ones who judge the city by its kebab!