Albanian cuisine consists of local dishes from around the country of Albania . Many of these dishes are typical of the Balkans and indeed the Mediterranean , but some are local specialties. The main meal of the Albanians is lunch and it is usually accompanied by a salad of fresh vegetables, such as tomatoes, cucumbers, green peppers, olives, olive oil, vinegar and salt.
Lunch also includes a main dish of vegetables and meat. Seafood specialties are also common in the coastal areas of Durres , Vlora and Saranda
- Albanian vegetable pie
- Baked lamb and yogurt
- Baked leeks
- Bean Jahni soup
- Elli's veal or chicken with walnuts
- Fërgesë of Tirana with peppers
- Fërgesë of Tirana with veal
- Fried meatballs (Qofte të fërguara)
- Garlic dressings
- Korce Kolloface
- Mixed vegetables
- Potato and cabbage soup
- Stewed dry figs dessert
- Veal with large lima beans
The desserts most common in Albania are made throughout the Balkans.
Mineral water is among the most preferred non-alcoholic drinks in Albania along with carbonated beverages. Some of these are produced locally and some are imported from abroad.
- Carbonated and mineral waters
- Various fruit juices and soft drinks
- Albanian buttermilk
Alcoholic beverages are vastly consumed in Albania . Most of these are produced locally, and even by private citizens.
- Beer (see Birra Tirana for a local brand)
- Brandy - the Albanian brandy Skanderbeg is renowned in Europe
- Red and white wines