Although in many ways a typical Mediterranean town, due to its specific location Omiš has for centuries also been a melting pot of different gastronomic influences. Good wine, fish and olive oil make the basis of Mediterranean cuisine dominant along the coast, whereas the villages of Poljica in the town’s hinterland offer famous specialties such as soparnik and Dalmatian prosciutto.
Salt and olive oil represent the nutritive essence of Dalmatian cuisine, but a truly authentic gastronomic delight requires two more ingredients – wine and song.
Throughout the centuries local fishermen and farmworkers ended their evenings with song in old Dalmatian taverns (Croat. konoba) , and, interestingly enough, the first and oldest one among such taverns was opened precisely in Omiš!
Today there are dozens of taverns and restaurants in the area of Omiš where you can get a taste of the diverse local cuisine.
Local specialties you should by no means miss while on vacation in Omiš are definitely the Poljica soparnik, Dalmatian prosciutto, grilled fish and traditional Dalmatian peka (usually veal, seafood or chicken roasted to perfection under an iron lid). Each of these dishes represents a special culinary delight, and the fact that soparnik is today one of the rare dishes included on the official list of Croatian Intangible Cultural Heritage speaks best to the quality of the local cuisine of Omiš!
LIST OF CERTIFICED POLJIČKI SOPARNIK PROVIDERS:
OPG Josip Siničić, Put Siničića 11, Dolac Gornji - +38521/733 022
OPG Ljubica Beović - Poljička cesta 57, Gata - +38591 720 93 33
OPG Ante Šarić - Trbusi 34, Trnbusi - +38598 983 13 94
OPG Ante Kuvačić - Kuvačići 18, Gata - +38598 943 43 43
OPG Dušan Mandekić - Poljička cesta 38, Gata - +38598 909 81 90
OPG Miličević Ružica - Sv. Mihovila 17, Zvečanje - +38598 181 84 57
OPG Ivan Očasić - Brus 16, Gata - +38598 724 01 09