When traveling in Central and Eastern Europe, do make a point of dining at restaurants serving traditional Eastern European cuisine. Hearty meat dishes, rich stews and soups, stuffed and pickled vegetables, dark breads, herbs and sauces, and sweetened pastries make up the traditional Eastern European table. What's more is that each region and country has its own take on Eastern European cuisine with influences from history and neighboring cultures. While some dishes are shared between countries, other dishes may be regional - especially in coastal towns where fish dishes may have the spotlight. Traditional Eastern European foods are a part of the Eastern European travel experience that you won't soon forget. You may even be driven to take home recipes or research dishes to serve at your own table.