Two years ago, we briefly told you about the traditions of celebrating Christmas Eve and Christmas in Bulgaria. The table here occupies a very central place in the way of celebrating all occasions, so it is no wonder that shopping and cooking takes a lot of time and budget of families. Usually, at this time all generations gather at one table and celebrate the bright days together. Unfortunately, in 2020, due to the coronavirus pandemic, this is not recommended at all and many people have the opportunity to either prepare everything themselves (and it’s a lot), or to rely on home delivery.
The team of the only digital guide under the hills did a quick research and chose for you 3 places, from which we guarantee that you will get delicious and perfectly prepared dishes, because of which you won’t need to stand all day in front of the stove.
Traditionally, on the night before Christmas, everything that is served at the table must be strictly in accordance with the Christmas fast. Meals must be an odd number - 7, 9 or 12 (the number of months in the year). For any vegan specialties, we always strongly recommend you try the offers of Veggic in Kapana. Their holiday menu contains many tempting recipes such as stuffed peppers with bulgur, mushrooms, dried tomatoes and hazelnuts, banitza wit leek, walnuts, tofu and potatoes and the irresistible pumpkin banitza in a version with raisins, pieces of natural chocolate and walnuts. You can also add salty candies for snacks, as well as a vegan version of the beloved Russian salad (salad Olivier). Orders are accepted until noon on 22.12, and ready meals can be picked up on 24.12.
The kitchen of Memory is perfectly ready with three options for a festive menu - for Christmas Eve, Christmas and New Year. In the veggie version you will find all the traditional dishes of our country - sarmi, beans, wheat, stuffed peppers and of course bread with a coin. For Christmas we are offered a five-course meal, in which the portion of roasted turkey and butcher kapama with three types of meat occupy a central place. On New Year's Eve they tempt with various gourmet offers and even if you are at home, we are convinced that you will feel as if you are being served in a fine restaurant.
The goal of Retro Bistro has always been to offer its customers freshly prepared dishes with seasonal products, a combination of traditional and modern cuisine. In the form of catering for the upcoming holidays, they have prepared a long list of different temptations. Here you can order a whole roast pork with a garnish of vegetables, a variety of dishes with pork, traditional cabbage sarmi and sauerkraut for lovers of veggie dishes and mountain beans, which will take you directly to the Rhodopes, for example. Orders for Christmas Eve, Christmas and New Year are accepted until 22.12, and for an amount over BGN 30 you receive free delivery.
You can also order Christmas bread from one of our favorite bakeries and bread ovens, and for other delicacies always follow the social media profiles of your favorite restaurants.