Thursday, 2 June 2016

First Wurst Bar Opens in Zagreb

A distinct interior design and tasty street food are more than enough to attract passers-by curiosity.

Friday, 27 May 2016

Gustico Burger and Pizza Bar: Your Fast Food Haven in Hvar

In the midst of 5 star restaurants and high class patrons, we bring you something just as good (and far less expensive) as the fancy normality of dining in Hvar. Therein lies Gustico Burger and Pizza Bar, your fast food saviour (with free delivery to boot).

Tuesday, 17 May 2016

Best Fast Food In Split

Feeling hungry but don’t want to break the bank? We have you covered! With no lack of fast food places in Split, it’s often hard to decide where you’ll be enjoying your next hot sandwich, hamburger or pomfrit. With an ever growing list of possibilities, your next fast food meal choice will be made easier by this list of some of the best in Split.

Saturday, 2 May 2015

Best Fast Food in Split: Wrap & Go Snack Bar!

When I first moved to Croatia I must say I was very disappointed with the food. I know that sounds crazy especially coming from an American living in a country where it's citizen's sole purpose for existing seems to revolve around food, but it's still one of the things I miss the most about the US. Don’t get me wrong Croatian food is incredible and I consider myself very blessed to live in a country with real organic food and a constant abundance of it, but it’s the variety of food that I find myself longing for from home and embarrassingly, but not surprisingly, fast food. Just as the variety of restaurants was slim to none several years ago before Split’s gastronomic scene skyrocketed so were the options for fast food. The arrival of McDonalds coincided with my own, but contrary to popular belief not all Americans eat it nor would I ever be caught dead doing so in the States. As a Californian I have the best taste and highest standards when it comes to fast food thanks to a little place called In-N-Out only available on the West Coast. 



I was already 6 years in here and gave up all hope that I’d ever recover from my In-N-Out heartbreak and fall in love or even just like with another fast food place in Croatia. They always say that love finds you when you least expect it and then suddenly out of nowhere last Spring in Split the heavens parted and like a beacon of shining light Wrap & Go Snack Bar came into my world. I know that sounds dramatic, but anyone who has been deprived of their favorite foods  for long or moved away from California knows that’s exactly what it feels like to find a replacement. Opened by another one of those amazing Craussie women that are doing some awesome things in Croatia, Wrap & Go may be a small establishment, but it has big ideas and a brand new concept that is changing the familiar face of fast food in Split.



As one might assume based on their name, they take wraps seriously and are most famous for making them fresh, healthy and fast. They offer the biggest ones in town with fresh ingredients and homemade sauces. The best part? There’s actually a wide variety of them! Yes, you heard me, variety, fast food and Split all in the same sentence. With 9 different kinds of wraps you’ll have your work cut out for you trying them all or even just picking a favorite, which I’ve yet to accomplish despite my weekly visits there. They offer two types of grilled and fried chicken wraps; my favorites being Tzatziki with feta cheese and Caesar with hard boiled egg, but many others obsess over the Sweet Chili. Meat lovers can choose between BBQ Steak with grilled vegetables or Mexican with ground beef, melted cheese and sour cream. There’s even seafood and vegetarian options as well with Seafood Skampi, Tuna Tartar and Veggie. 



As I mentioned I haven’t managed to try them all or get sick of them for that matter so I haven’t given any of their burgers, chicken burgers, ciabatta sandwiches or salads a chance, but the option is there whenever I'm ready. Where else in Split can you get a fresh, healthy and take-away Caesar, Tuna or Greek salad? Nowhere that I’m aware of or that I would trust to be nearly as good. Quite possibly the most exciting thing about Wrap & Go? One word: breakfast. Well, let me elaborate a bit more, breakfast sandwiches and breakfast burritos, which definitely can’t be found at any other fast food place. Another foreign concept in fast food joints and smaller establishments throughout Croatia is the option to pay with a credit card, but since Wrap & Go is all about providing more options they offer this one as well. 



Normally this kind of quality is gonna cost you, but obviously Wrap & Go isn't a normal snack bar and they offer specials, value meals with a soft drink, fries and a wrap or burger as well as a loyalty card for regulars during the off season where you buy 9 and get the 10th wrap free. The only thing that could possibly make my favorite fast food place in Split any better is if it was right next door to my favorite (and by far the best) ice cream and cake shop in Split and the universe was on my side when Luka’s opened up there shortly after. So if you or anyone you know is interested in stuffing their faces with wraps and ice cream all day long they are now hiring full-time and part-time positions for the summer, which I admit even made me consider trading in my post at Total Split. Contact the Wonder Woman behind the Wrap, Maria Vukovic, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and read her Wrap & Go story here.



As someone coming from not only the country that invented fast food franchises, but also a state with the best one in that country I consider myself a bit of an authority on the subject. Another person even more seasoned in eating on the go is my fellow Californian and travel guru Ashley Colburn who considers Croatia her second home and always makes Wrap & Go her first stop when visiting Split. She even has cravings for it while she’s back home in California in the presence of the almighty In-N-Out or on one of her weekly globetrotting adventures around the world. So I think it’s officially safe to say that Split and the whole world became a much better and tastier place the day Wrap & Go was brought into it. It's behind the yellow HNK Croatian National Theater so be sure not to miss it if you're in Split! 



For more info follow Wrap & Go Snack Bar on their Facebook page


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