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Here’s our super quick guide to purchasing Bulgarian food based on who you need Bulgarian food or drinks for:

You need Bulgarian food or drinks for

YOURSELF

You want to sample the wonders of Bulgarian food

Get some banitza. Then get some lyutenitsa. Don’t miss the sirene. Try the sharena salt.

And you should definitely try the rakia if you want to sample some real Bulgarian spirit!

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You need Bulgarian food or drinks for

YOUR FRIENDS

You want to surprise them with something nice and unique

Then start with sirene, that’s the Bulgarian feta cheese, it’s super tasty and they’ll love you for it. Banitza is another favorite Bulgarian food item worthy of their attention. If they are into spices, definitely get them some sharena salt and some Trapezna Chubritsa. And you should definitely bring them some rakia!

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You need Bulgarian food or drinks for

YOUR BULGARIAN FRIENDS

You have Bulgarian friends and want to pleasantly surprise them

Your Bulgarian friends will appreciate a nice bottle of rakia or Bulgarian wine. All Bulgarians love lyutenitsa. You also cannot go wrong with any of these sweets – baklava, tolumba, kadaif. And if you get them some good Bulgarian yogurt they will be your friends for life. Rakia of course is a must!

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You need Bulgarian food or drinks for

A PARTY

You are throwing a party or have been invited to one and need some great food and drinks

All you need is kebapche, kyufte, or karnache for the grill, some lukanka or soujouk as an appetizer while you wait for the grill to heat up, and a bottle of rakia or nice Bulgarian wine to keep up the party spirits.

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You need Bulgarian food or drinks for

SOME QUALITY FAMILY TIME

You want to enjoy Bulgarian food with your kids, parents and family

For the best family breakfast simply get some Banitsa and some Boza. Don’t forget the yogurt too! Have a hearty piece of bread with lyutenitsa on it. For the full family experience, get the Bulgarian cookbooks and prepare some of the many recipes you will find there – your family will certainly enjoy the meals you prepare for them!

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