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Top 10 places for a Peer Gynt foodie

You’re a foodie in Eastern Norway, on your way to the Peer Gynt festival: Find out where you can taste traditional food and drinks.

1) The Peer Gynt Festival

On the theatre venue by lake Gålåvatnet you will be able to purchase Norwegian waffles with sour cream and jelly, and barbecued sausages from the local butcher shop "Anni's pølsemakeri".

If you want a more exotic dinner, there is also an exquisite Moroccan restaurant at the Peer Gynt theatre Venue: Anitra's Restaurant. Begin your theatre experience with a three course Moroccan meal inspired by Peer Gynt's world travel.

2) Rudi Gard farm

The cultural farm Rudi Gard  invites their guests to see special events, an art exhibition and farm animals, and also has a lunch café during the Peer Gynt Festival. Stop by and enjoy the view and local food.

3) Annis pølsemakeri butcher shop

The local butcher shop in Ringebu "Anni's pølsemakeri" is known for their good quality and taste in special sausages and meats. Stop by to purchase food for your stay in Peer Gynt's kingdom. Get contactinformation to Anni's pølsemakeri  (only in Norwegian). 

4) "Kulturstua i Ro", restaurant and accommodation

High up in a hill overlooking a lush valley, the "Kulturstua i Ro" offers local food and special accommodation for their guests. The restaurant has specialised in dishes based on game and fish, and focuses on traditional preparation methods like smoking and salting. Freshly baked bread with a taste and smell of herbs from their own garden is also very popular among the guests.

5) Lillehammer Bryggeri brewery

One of Lillehammer's hidden treasures is the restaurant and brewery Lillehammer Bryggeri. This charming place specializes on local food and drinks. Try a moose burger or locally caught fish, and make sure to taste their homebrewed beers. 

6) Maihaugen café

The historical outdoor museum Maihaugen in Lillehammer has 200 buildings from as far back as the 16th century, with guides and actors living out the different time periods. In the Maihaugen café you can purchase "Rømmegrøt" all year around. This is a sour-cream porridge, a traditional Norwegian favourite.

7) Glomstad Gjestehus hotel and restaurant

Close to Lillehammer you can visit the guesthouse Glomstad Gjestehus, famous for their traditional Norwegian food. Every Sunday between 1pm – 4pm you can enjoy a Sunday lunch buffet, with a wide range of exquisite dishes from the Gudbrandsdalen valley. 

8) Beito ysteri cheese factory

In the heart of Beitostølen you can visit the Beito ysteri cheese factory. Here you will be able to taste and purchase the local cheese specialties as well as their very own beer.

9) The bakery in Lom

For handmade and world-famous baked goods, Visit The bakery in Lom. During the summer period there is always a line of people outside hoping to get the Norwegians favourite sweet-rolls and breads for their travels.

10) Fossheim Turisthotell

In Lom you can visit Fossheim Turisthotell, which is both a hotel and a restaurant. The restaurant has professional chefs working with local ingredients, and offers traditional Norwegian dishes. The menu varies depending on what meats and vegetables are in season.

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