In the last few years, the foodie culture has successfully conquered Croatia. Besides new glorious food magazines and great concept restaurants opening left and right, Croatian foodies have come up with new ways of meeting and sharing gastro experiences. One of them, also my personal favourite, is the so-called Mali plac na Tavanu, literally meaning ‘a little attic food market’.
Its founder, Jelena Iva Nikolić, turned her own attic into a social space where local food producers can present their products ranging from milk and eggs to vegetables, fruit, honey, pastries, natural cosmetics… you name it, it’s going to be there, and it’s all organic or contains only natural ingredients.
The little market isn’t your usual store that’s open from 09:00 to 17:00 each day – it takes place as a weekly event, usually on Saturdays in Jelena’s attic, but more and more often moving to other places or even other Croatian cities.
People cook throughout the day, special cocktails are made, producers often end up selling their whole batch, and everybody goes home happy. Everyone is welcome to visit, taste, comment, buy, or simply hang out with other food enthusiasts. In the summer, there’s also a special evening edition; everything is easier after the sun goes down :). Follow their Facebook page, check out the pics of mouthwatering products waiting for you, and go!