An excellent range of organic foods, natural supplements and organic cosmetics is now available in Split, following huge success in other parts of Croatia. The place to go for vegetarian, vegan, macrobiotic and other ethical products, this is a convenient downtown location if you’re looking for a healthy treat.
Morpurgova Poljana 2, Split More info
‘With you since 1949′ says the website of this venerable and much-loved cake shop on the Riva embankment. Pastries, cream cakes, ice-creams, all can be taken away as you stroll down the Riva or eaten sur place, and there are coffees and soft drinks to accompany. Branches throughout Dalmatia.
Obala hrvatskog narodnog preporoda 20 More info
Its blurb claiming, ‘It’s not just shopping.. it’s an experience’, this is the newest of Split’s malls, containing 100 outlets, the Kid’s Jungle children’s play area and the seven-hall Cineplexx multiplex. Shops include Mango, C&A,, Esprit and L’Occitane, with scores of cafés and restaurants nearby. There are parking spaces for 2,700 cars.
Vukovarska 207 More info
Set in new premises downtown, this shop sells accessories and objets d’art made by independent local designers. There’s a lot of highly individual, quirky and attractively priced stuff here, from Dijana Rimac’s soft-and- wooly necklaces, Jelena Štulić’s scrabble-brooches, Luka Vučić’s ornaments made from old vinyl records and Ivan Krželj’s geometric-design postcards.
Dominisova 16 More info
The first major mall to open in Split, in 2007, the Joker Centre offers attractions such as a cinema (with statue of Orson Welles), outdoor pool and top-floor restaurant and sky bar as well as the 50 outlets of main global brands. There’s also a Kerum supermarket. Parking is free.
Put Brodarice 6 More info
This lovely little boutique specialises in local wines, olive oils and preserves, mainly produced by the Stella Croatica team based on Mljet. Many make ideal gifts or souvenirs to take home, authentic ones at that, but why not pick up one of their sausages to provide that quality touch to the picnic you’re taking down…
Marulićeva 1 More info
Approaching its centenary, one of the most famous brands in Croatia was renamed after an anti-fascist hero from World War II, Josip Kraš. The confectionery makers have since branched out from bonbons to produce wafers, tea biscuits, powders, sprinkles and cooking chocolates. Pride of place goes to Kraš Bajaderas, sweets of exquisite almond-enriched almonds, all…
Narodni trg 6 More info
Is chocolate-making the new rock and roll? Well it certainly is as far as Marinko Biškić is concerned. The veteran Split punk rocker is the brains behind Nadalina, a range of unique, Dalmatian-flavoured chocolate bars that have become something of a cult purchase in recent years. Biškić’s bars contain 70% cocoa solids and a range of this-could-only-be-Dalmatia flavours such as carob, lavender (far tastier than it sounds), dried fig and prošek dessert wine. The retail outlet on Dioklecijanova also sells…
Tucked in beside the Diocletian’s Palace halfway up the pedestrianised commercial thoroughfare of Marmontova, the Ribarnica, or Fish Market, is a local landmark. There’s both an outdoor section (comprising a few stalls) and an indoor one, and around bars open from early in the day. Things tend to pack up by mid-afternoon. Celebrated seafood restaurant…
Obrov 5 More info
On the eastern side of the Diocletian’s Palace, the side nearest the bus station, market stalls spread over a large expanse of space from early hours every day. It’s not just produce, though you will find piles of fresh fruit, vegetables, olive oils and wines; clothes, cheap toys, bags, belts and every kind of knick-knack…