Among the most popular Slovak foods are rezen (breaded steak) and potatoes, rice, dumplings, or pasta and sauce. The national dish is bryndzove halusky (small dumplings with processed sheep cheese). Fresh-baked bread and soup are considered staples at the dinner table. Potatoes, cabbage, and carrots are the most frequently eaten vegetables.
Slovaks eat in continental style. Three meals are eaten each day. Breakfast consists of bread and rolls, sliced meat or sausage, and cheese. Soup is commonly served with the main meal at midday, when meat, dumplings or potatoes, and a vegetable are eaten. A lighter meal of cold cuts, cheese, and bread is eaten in the evening. Mid-morning and mid-afternoon snacks are common. Both hands are dept above the table, but elbows do not rest on the table. Napkins are used on the table, not in the lap. When guests are present, women typically serve the meal but do not eat at the table. Meals are frequently completed with a small cup of Turkish coffee.