Developed countries have been researching food expenditure patterns of population for a longer period of time. They found out that importance of food away from home (FAFH) was growing. The latter was mostly a result of development or influence of demographic and socioeconomic characteristics of a consumer (household). In Slovenia there are none or rather few studies about FAFH. Therefore the object of this study is to estimate FAFH in Slovenia with Household budget survey, the most commonly used data set in this kind of analysis. Our research showed similar tendencies of FAFH, compared with developed countries. The only exception were nontraditional households (single or two-member). Nontraditional slovenian households purchase less of FAFH than other households (more than two-member), in comparison with households in developed countries.