Novi Sad is a beautiful city that is located in the north of Serbia. Best known for the Exit festival that attracts thousands of young people every year, this city that lies on the Danube River has a lot to offer when it comes to food. The local cuisine is just amazing here. A perfect mixture of Austro-Hungarian recipes and Turkish cooking is what makes Novi Sad so unique. We have selected a couple of cool places that are worth visiting.
1. Aqua Doria
Located beneath the popular Petrovaradinska tvrdjava and overseeing the Danube River, Aqua Doria has a long tradition of serving delicious food. The place is very popular among tourists, since the view is amazing and the meals are extraordinary. The specialty of the house is surely the famous fish stew and the grilled river fish. Local Serbian meat dishes are also available to order. Aqua Doria is surely one of the best places in the city to get delicious food.
2. Pivnica Gusan
This is probably the most visited bar/restaurant in the city. During the summer season the outdoor part of Gusan is always full, and sometimes it is impossible to find a free table in the evenings. Besides great food, they have a nice selection of beers, imported and local as well. The cuisine is mostly local and offers barbecue meat, fish and some snacks that perfectly go together with cold beer and other fresh beverages. Gusan is located in the center of the city, and that is also one of the reasons why it so popular throughout the year.
3. 2 Stapica
There are a lot of Chinese restaurants in Novi Sad, but the best one is surely 2 Stapica. This place has a long tradition and serves delicious Chinese specialties. If you are looking for a nice and relaxing evening they have a lovely terrace that attracts a lot of visitors each and every day. The staff at 2 Stapica is very nice and they will make your stay here even more enjoyable. Order Sea fish specialties, sour soup or beef/chicken prepared by Chinese Chefs and you won’t be disappointed.
There are almost no Vegetarian/Vegan restaurants in this area, and a lot of people who don’t consume meat are left with no choice, then to eat at home. Ananda is the only place in the city that serves Vegan food and they are doing a good job with this. Here you don’t have a classic menu to choose from, there is only a daily menu that is prepared by the young owner of this restaurant and his staff. Usually at Ananda you start off with a soup, then the main meal, and a desert in the end. Judging by the reviews and the fact that Anands is usually full, it seems that they are at their top game at the moment. This is surely a place worth visiting and has a bright future ahead.
5. Café Veliki
If you are looking for traditional Vojvodina food then Café Veliki is the place to go. Homemade recipes and a local atmosphere are the best way to meet a new culture. Café Veliki has big potential to become the best restaurant in the city, simply because the portions are huge, the food is delicious and the staff is friendly. They even have apartments for guests who are planning to stay over for a couple of days.
Local cuisine in Novi Sad is amazing and it would be a shame to miss out on all of the delicious specialties that are served here. Be sure to check out the street food as well. Local pljeskavica and cevapi are amazing and cost peanuts. The best location in the city to have a big street food meal is probably near the stadium of Vojvodina. In this part of the city you can find Greek fast food, and Indian restaurant, local grills, a hot chicken wings place and who knows what else. The best thing is that everything is great