If you are a foodie, Malta will no doubt satisfy those taste buds. The Maltese have a variety of local products, and the farmers take pride in their crops and livelihood.
Should you be into the culinary world, Malta Holiday Lets offers a variety of self-catering apartments and houses. Though one may also rent apartments that are close to all local restaurants, should you prefer not to cater yourselves.
You can buy fresh local products at the Farmers Market in Ta Qali on a Tuesday and a Saturday.
The Maltese pride themselves on their innovative yet particular to only Malta traditional dishes. Below are a list of traditional Maltese dishes.
- Bragoli (Meat Olives)
- Ross il-Forn (Baked Rice)
- Mqarrun (Baked Macaroni)
- Stuffat ta l’Qarnit (Octopus Stew)
- Bigilla (Broad Bean Dip)
- Kalamari Mimli (Stuffed Squid)
- Soppa ta l’Armla (Widows Soup)
- Pastizzi (Savoury Cheese or Pea Cakes)
- Qarabali Mimli (Stuffed Marrows)
- Brodu (Chicken Broth)
- Minesta (Vegetable Soup)
- Fenek (Rabbit)
- Patata fil- Forn (Roast Potatoes)
- Lampuki (Dorado Fish)
- Laham fuq il-Fwar (Steamed Meat)
- Hobz biz-Zejt (Fresh Maltese bread with Tomatoes, capers and olives)
- Gbejniet (Goats Cheese)
In Malta one can find a variety of cuisines. However, should you wish to opt for more local food, great places to visit are:
- 127 Band Club in St Julians
- Ta Kris, Sliema
- Gululu, St Julians
- Ta’Petut, Birgu
- Ta’ Marija, Mosta
- Ta’ Kolina, Sliema
- Tal- Familja, Marsascala
- Charlie’s Inn, Salina
- Tal-Ingliz, Mgarr
- Ta’ Rikardu, Citadella Gozo
Mgarr is a notorious village for foodies to visit. Its traditional restaurants specialise in rabbit dishes which many locals also enjoy. Mgarr also hosts the annual ‘Festa Frawli’ (Strawberry Festival) which usually takes place on the 14th of April and is one of the best local produce festivals in Malta with attendance reaching almost 10,000 throughout the day. This feast is truly spectacular and all the products on sale are made with local strawberries. So whether your choice of flavour is sweet or savoury, you will definitely find something that tickles your taste buds here!