Looking for something sweet, but calorie-wise and healthy? Kyiv offers a lot of good places to keep fit, but sweet. Here are venues where you will find aesthetic enjoyment and excellent taste without any harm to your body.
Get ready for heavy drooling. These instagram photos will convert you into a breakfast person fast. Follow these delicious ideas for breakfast inspiration, then get started on your morning with the real fruits, real nuts, pancakes, scones and wholesome multi-grains and other instagram-friendly breakfast foods.
Restaurateur, gastronomic enthusiast, co-founder of the "Resto Practik" project and "GastroSreda" movement , Aurora Ogorodnik shares her thoughts about the gastronomic tastes of Ukrainians and the development of gastro culture in our country.
The old Kyiv yard on Reytarska street near Zoloti Vorota subway station is a famous place, loved by locals and tourists. This yard is notable for its unusual dwellers: three black crows live here in a large aviary. The locals take care of the birds, while the guests like to bring them different tasty things. Now those who visit the yard to communicate with the pet ravens can also enjoy a cup of excellent coffee in newly opened Kashtan coffee shop.
Skvorechnik (“Bird House”) cafe and mini-hotel in Kyiv is a unique location situated right on the bank of Dnipro River on well-known Trukhaniv Island. This is not a common restaurant with tables and chairs – Skvorechnik consists of a few cozy wooden houses fixed on green trees! Here visitors can enjoy a really unusual experience of having tasty and healthy dinner or lunch while almost literally sitting on a spreading tree. In Skvorechnik houses, guests sit on soft pillows and breath fresh air, observing beautiful Dnipro views at a height.
We can’t honestly think of a better way to start the day in Kyiv than just relax, let it all hang out, have a sumptuous breakfast and prepare for what the day has to offer. «Destinations» gathered together Kyiv’s best restaurants and coffee shops, where it's breakfast time all the time; in other words, here is out top 5 locations in Kyiv, which offer delicious all day breakfast menu.
Aperol Spritz is undoubtedly the most widespread and commonly drunk aperitif in Italy: a traditional ice-breaker and symbol of a lively atmosphere. The love for Aperol Spritz in Kyiv can be easily compared to the way Italians treat this drink. It's one of the most popular cocktails, served at the most fashionable restaurants in Kyiv and it’s a perfect summer drink. «Destinations» brings you the list of recommended bars and restaurants to have this fashionable Italian aperitif.
Restaurants are opening at a dizzying pace in Lviv. We round up a number of places that have recently been opened in Lviv and are not just great but also reasonably priced and offer warm and comfortable atmosphere for your ultimate summer dining experience.
The obsession with fine ingredients that has gripped burger-makers in New York and London for the last few years has caught on in the Ukrainian capital too. The best burger restaurants in the capital of Ukraine serve everything from veggie to thick burgers piled with creative ingredients. Find out where to get your teeth into one of the best burgers in Kyiv.
If you like your food and music together, Habana restaurant in Kyiv is totally worth checking out. This Cuban restaurant advertises live Latin Music and an array of events to brighten up your weekend evenings.
Kyiv foodies are always on the lookout for the next big thing when it comes to food, with only two real requirements: it must be something a little different, and it must taste amazing. Judging by the amount of various Vietnamese cuisine restaurants and street food spots that have popped up recently in the capital of Ukraine, we would put our money on Vietnamese food being the next thing to explore. Tin Tin Restaurant at bicycle track is one of the most recent additions to the Vietnamese cuisine scene of Kyiv.
When it comes to the human experience, food is one of the central aspects. You can learn a lot about a culture just by taking a look at common foods. And there’s no better way to connect with members from the country you’re visiting than by sampling some of their local dishes. Ordering a well-known national meal, like «borshch" or «varenyky», is a must when visiting Ukraine, but trying some not so common national Ukrainian foods will require an iron stomach and a courageous heart.
Kyiv’s popular CLOSER party space has announced that from now on, guests are welcome not only to party at the club but also to fuel with healthy and cruelty free dishes at the brand new vegan cafe located on its territory. Savage Food Cafe is currently working in a test mode offering appetizers, entrées, and desserts.
Odesa gastro scene is known for its vibrancy and diversity. Many travelers come to this beautiful city to savor delicious and very peculiar Black Sea cuisine, which is not limited to fancy restaurants, but can be easily enjoyed at numerous street food joints scattered around the city. Those who are looking for some real Odesa gastro experience are in luck, as City Food Market recently opened in Odesa downtown and it gathered together best street food vendors under one roof.
Tartine is a multi-concept dining spot in Kyiv downtown. It offers delicious tartine sandwiches with various fillings. As a multi-concept place, Tartine is something more than just a restaurant. This is a very interesting and atmospheric combination of gastro bar, cafe, bakery and grocery shop.
Podil is a special neighborhood in Kyiv. Perhaps, it's the only place to stroll through cozy streets and get soaked with an exceptional atmosphere or get together with friends to get rid of daily routine. To do latter here’s a pick of bars worth visiting in Podil.
Looks like south-east Asian flavors and cuisines are becoming mainstream in Ukraine. Foods such as kimchi, bibimbap, and pho, are no longer foreign concepts and are now commonly found on streets of busy Kyiv. Vietnamskyy Privet is one of the newest additions to capital’s south-east Asian and especially Vietnamese cuisine gastro scene.
Being an extremely beautiful city with rich history and fascinating architecture, Kyiv is even more exciting when observed from the height. The locals and guests of Ukrainian capital can enjoy breathtaking panoramic views of Kyiv from many sightseeing platforms of the city, and those who wish to combine two pleasures at the same time can have a tasty dinner and observe lovely views in the best restaurants with spectacular views in Kyiv 2017.
Hector Jimenez-Bravo does not need to be introduced to Ukrainian audience. He is the TV star, great chef and successful businessman who has been living in Kiev for 4 years already. “Destinations” asked Hector about his recipe for success.