Ukraine boasts a proud gastronomic heritage, a cuisine that consists of a wide variety of dishes. To define the country in terms of food is easy. We have: grains, dairy, eggs, fruits and vegetables, nuts, and vegetable oils. Add to this chicken or any kind of meat and you’ve summed up the all of this to the gastronomy of Ukraine.
Being a cultural capital of Ukraine, Lviv has a cuisine that is rich and as varied as the country itself.
A great way to explore the real Lviv when eating out is seek out the particularly smaller bars and hidden restaurants where the locals frequent. You are more likely to encounter authentic local dishes and lower prices whilst soaking up the unique atmosphere.
A short guide into Ukrainian cuisine that you can try while on the Gastronomic tour in Lviv:
Borsch — a traditional thick vegetable soup made out of beet root and up to 20 other ingredients; meat optional. This soup is a staple dish in every Ukrainian family.
Deruny or “Potato pancakes” — fried cakes of grated or ground potato with flour and egg.
Halushky — thick, soft dumplings made with wheat or corn flour.
Holubtsi or Cabbage rolls — cooked cabbage leaves wrapped around a filling of meat, rice, and spices.
Kholodets or “Aspic” — jellied meat.
Nalysnyky — thin crepes wrapped around a filling of curds, mushrooms, meat, jam, berries, etc.
Salo — cured slabs of pig fat.
Syrniki — fried pancakes with quark (curds) served with sour cream, jam, or honey.
Varenyky — dumplings containing curds, potatoes, cabbage, meat, or fruit.
Zrazy — meat pies stuffed with rice, buckwheat, mashed potatoes, etc.
Gastronomic tour in Lviv lasts up to 2 hours and costs 40 EUR for 1-3 people.
Big families and group of friends are always welcomed! If you are 4 and more people, we charge 15 EUR per person.
You always can prolong your tour and visit more beautiful places. The rate is 20 EUR per one additional hour.
We accept USD and local currency UAH as well. Please notice that tour price does not include transportation, food and drinks.
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