Working Class Food Tour

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Look beyond the Old Town tourist zone: walk with us around the communist-era landmarks of Bratislava and taste workers' cuisine in retro spots with locals. Food tour for those who search for gastronomy with a difference. Dobrú chuť!

Why to go on Working Class Food Tour

Authentic meals of Slovak labour force served in traditional bistros and restaurants will be probably some of the most off-the-beaten-track experiences in Bratislava. This up to 4 hours long walking tour shows you a real daily life and places untouched by mass tourism.

Difficulty: Easy to medium, depending on your stomach. Meals provided on this food tour are rather far from balanced diet. Fresh vegetable salad becomes a dream, vegans will experience hours of hunger or dilemmas. However, vegetarians will survive with tasty mayonnaise/fried alternatives.

Bratislava Working Class Food Tour

Easily the most unique tour I have been on ever. You can only see so many churches, castles and palaces. Seeing the recent socialism past was a very different and eye-opening trip through Bratislava. This is what Bratislava is all about. Truly enjoyable and overwhelming.

“Fabulous tour!” Chris, TripAdvisor review

This was without doubt the best guided experience I have had to date. Juro did an fantastic job – both knowledgeable, enthusiastic and able tailor the experience to us. I give my highest recommendations to Authentic Slovakia.

“Best guided experience to date” Rune, TripAdvisor review

It was a fascinating trip through this dystopian architects’ playground, and a really interesting look at how a small city like Bratislava has coped with the onslaught of communism and the effects of sudden urbanisation and centralized planning.

“Absolutelly brilliant!” Marcus, TripAdvisor review


Duration: 3-4 hours

Availability: Monday-Friday (working class days 🙂

English-speaking guide, tram ticket, food and drink tastings: starter, main dish, dessert, table wine, cheap beer and coffee

Meeting point:
In front of the Old Market Hall (Stará tržnica), Námestie SNP

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Tour highlights (sites can vary a bit depending on actual conditions)

|     Meeting with a guide in front of the Old Market Hall in Bratislava city centre

|     Tram ride from the communist-era shopping mall to Trnavské mýto: 10 minutes journey back in time

|     starter and appetizer inside of a 1980's market hall: glass of a local Slovak wine and workers' mayonnaise salad with a legendary Czechoslovak "rožok" bread roll

|     walk along the first prefabricated housing block in Czechoslovakia and inverted pyramid of Slovak radio building

|     main dish at authentic local restaurant: menu á la carte (schnitzel, fried cheese or bryndzové halušky)

|     dessert: pancakes - tens of different fillings and toppings to choose from!

|     walk to digest through the largest square in Bratislava surrounded by 1950's architecture and coffee at local bistro

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