A significant part of sustainable tourism is supporting small local businesses and producers. Alternative Serbia represents a small business in Serbia. We decided to support other small businesses and producers in this country. As a part of Alternative Serbia tours, we take our guests to local patisseries, shops, perfumeries, and souvenir shops, to see and try authentic handmade products and hear gripping stories from the business owners.
In this blog post, we will present 4 of them whose local, handmade products you can find in Belgrade.
Olga and fruits from Jastrebac mountain - tasty business in Serbia
Firstly, I will present to you the story of Olga, a cheerful woman engaged in the growing and processing of fruits and vegetables from the Jastrebac mountain.
Her small business in Serbia is focused on the production of traditional jams, wine, rakija, ajvar, and juices. Olga maintains orchards planted by her ancestors on her family estate.
Olga makes sure that everything is planted on time and that every fruit is hand-picked. Furthermore, she is engaged in organic production and making healthy, sugar-free products! In her small shop in Belgrade, Olga always cordially entertains our guests on many tours (Veggie taste of Belgrade, Traditional food tour, Alternative shopping experience, Sweet taste of Belgrade), explains everything about her products, and gives them to try the high-quality Serbian products.
It is a real pleasure to introduce foreigners to Olga, her small business in Serbia, and present traditional Serbian delicacies to them!
The last Belgrade perfume shop
Cake shop in the heart of Belgrade
Thirdly, Mandarina is a cake shop where every cake is a real masterpiece. Eating their cakes, cookies, and pralines is truly a wonderful experience.
In the charming street in the city center, this cake shop offers creatively designed, mouthwatering hand-made cakes with high-quality ingredients and the finest Belgian Callebaut chocolate. Their small business is here for all those who believe that life is about the small pleasures and indispensable sweet daily delights.
Authentic Serbian souvenirs - creative business in Serbia
Our guides and employees in the Tricikl shop do their best to make every visit to this place special, not only because of shopping but also because of the rich cultural experience that can be obtained here.
Consequently, this store is a must if you consider local souvenirs in Belgrade. You can also visit it as a part of our Alternative shopping experience.