6 Delicious Maltese Foods To Try On Your Vacation

By December 7, 2016 March 23rd, 2018 Intercontinental Malta

One of the most attractive features of Malta is obviously the Maltese food that is filled with its own unique flavours and ingredients blessed by the Mediterranean sunshine.

In today’s post, we will be looking at some delicious Maltese food you may want to try while on holiday here in Malta.

6 Delicious Maltese Foods To Try In Malta

Delicious Maltese Foods


Pastizzi are the Maltese favourite snacks – so much so that in every corner of the world, where you find a maltese community – you’ll find pastizzi.

From London to New York, these tiny savoury snacks that are either filled with ricotta, peas or lately even Nutella & chicken are abundant across the island with a “pastizzi” shops basically on every corner.

They are very popular with both locals and tourists and for good reason – you just have to try it to experience them yourself.

Maltese Bread

The French are well known across the world for their bread, but Malta can also give them a run for their money when it comes to traditional bread-making.

Ask any local and they will say that there is nothing more delicious than the Maltese bread which has been passed from generation to generation for hundreds of years.

While you do find Maltese bread in every convenience store on the island, if you manage to go off the beaten path a bit and find a local bakery that bakes the bread and serves it straight to customers, you are in for a delicious treat!

Even more so if have it with some…

Gbejniet (Goat’s Cheese)

Another popular, delicious food in Malta is the gbejniet, which loosely translates to goat’s cheese.

They come in the shape of tiny “droplets” of cheese about the size of a small bun and they can be had with a variety of different spices and also in Maltese recipes.

Even better, If you manage to find pastizzi with gbejniet, which is a very rare thing to see, then you’re going to understand why such a fuss is made about this delicious maltese food all across the world.


This may not be for everybody, but yes; In Malta we eat rabbit.

This may come as a shock to most reading this since other countries see “rabbit” as just a pet, but in Malta it’s a different story.

The Maltese rabbit is the finest delicacy that you can probably have while on your vacation. Of course, you have to decide if you want to taste rabbit, but if you do; careful as you might like it way way more than you think.

Bebbux (Escargot)

Although escargot is associated more with Mediterranean kitchens such as France & Spain, through the years, Malta has also put its own spin on this making the traditional bebbux dish, which in other words; is escargot.

Again; this is not something everybody would even try, let alone enjoy but if you’re in Malta and you’re feeling adventurous with your taste buds, visit one of our Mediterranean restaurants and give it a try.


If you fancy something sweet for your sweet tooth, you may want to try the Imqaret, which are sweet maltese delicacy that are made of puff pastry and figs deep-fried and served warm (with ice cream if you wish).

A lot of restaurants serve these and you’ll also find dedicated street-food kiosks serving them across Malta & Gozo.

Kinnie (Maltese Soft Drink)

Now, to finish it all off; we want to give a mention to a popular Maltese drink that is loved my many worldwide. Just like pastizzi, you will find Kinnie all over the world from London, to Sydney to New York.

Kinnie, is the one and only Maltese soft drink that is made up of bitter oranges. It’s best served cold on ice with orange peel.

Again; some love it and some hate it but it’s worth giving it a try.

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If you’d like to book your stay at InterContinental & have our concierge personnel make sure you have a great holiday, get in touch with us and we’ll handle the rest.

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