Lviv gets exceptionally busy in fall. With all the bookworm crowd leaving the city after the biggest Ukrainian Book Forum in September, it’s the foodies who will take the stage in Lviv. «Destinations» brings the list of top gastro festivals in Lviv happening this fall.
Lviv Street Food Festival
The Street Food Festival has become a real highlight in Lviv’s busy event calendar. Experience Lviv’s vibrant culinary scene of food trucks, pop-ups and more, all in one place showcasing over 50 local small businesses. Street chefs lure food lovers with juicy burgers, freshly-baked pasties, gourmet hot dogs, green salads, wok dishes, and countless other specialties, which all make their way from the hand directly into the mouth. Dessert lovers will also not be disappointed: with cheesecake, strudel, baked bananas and home-made ice cream, to name just a few, they are spoilt for choice. All the fine foods plus live music and DJs all day across multiple stages, it’s the ultimate celebration of early fall and, best of all, entry is free!
When: September 17-18, 2016
Where: Park of Culture, Lviv.
Lviv Festival of Liqueurs and Digestifs
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Homemade liqueurs («nalyvka») and digestifs («nastoyanka») are very popular in Western Ukraine. They are believed to be stomach-settling miracles after a heavy meal because of the soothing properties of their herbal mixtures. They are a touch sweet, intensely flavored, and often served chilled and sipped slowly. Many Lviv restaurants pride themselves for their signature secret recipes for liqueurs and digestifs. At Lviv Festival of Liqueurs and Digestifs guests will have a chance to sample these strong drinks from most popular Lviv restaurants, bars and indie brands.
When: September 18, 2016
Where: Valova street, «Ideas Museum», Lviv.
Lviv Coffee Festival
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Lviv Coffee Festival is a major food festival event of the year not only for Lviv, but for the whole Ukraine. Thousands of tourists come to Lviv especially to attend this event. Numerous coffee shops and coffee brands take part at the festival. There are contest for best barista, best coffee shop, best coffee blend and many more coffee-related events. If you are serious about coffee, Lviv in September is a place to be.
When: September 22-25, 2016
Where: Svobody avenue and Museum Square, Lviv.
Lviv Wine and Cheese Festival
Enjoy browsing a range of delicious cheeses, wines and related products at Lviv Wine and Cheese Festival. Following the great success of the last year’s festival, Wine and Cheese Fest is coming back to Lviv with fresh outlook, gathering numerous local and foreign brands and farms. Stock up with best wines and cheeses at the farmers’ market and enjoy the warm cozy atmosphere of the fest.
When: October 21-23, 2016
Where: Pototsky Palace, Lviv.
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Festive fall in Lviv offers a diverse program of events with something for everyone. Celebrate the world-class food, art, music, culture, history and the rich heritage of Lviv and Western Ukraine.