Ever heard of the expression “kuća poso” (freely translated as “home and work”) while wandering the streets of Ljubljana? It’s the title of a hilarious viral Balkan hit – you HAVE TO google it, seriously – which became a saying describing capitalistic reality that holds little space for joy. Kucha (reads the same as “kuća”) helps me bring that joy back in a very gourmet, but also responsible way. They pride themselves over being “more of a community than a food hub” as they present feeding on a more holistic level.
The original Kucha is based in Bežigrad. If you’re headed in that direction, I recommend you check their Facebook page to see if they have any interesting events coming up (a must-go of my choice would be their “Kucha Chasti” that combines charity, culture and food). Luckily for us centre-based people, they have recently opened a new location underneath the beautiful arcades projected by our most renowned modernist architect Jože Plečnik.
My personal favourite quick and light go-to meal would be their “burraz” (a plant-based burrito with their self-made tofu), but I’d rather grab the very very HOT “hawt dog” in case of extreme hAnger. It’s okay if you’re short on time – just check out their deli stuff and munch on it later!