The common thing in hectic workdays and lazy weekends is how easily both can be improved with a good start. The beginning of the day was proved to be crucial for setting the mood, and it’s no surprise – after all, being irritated right after you open your eyes isn’t beneficial for anyone. A nice way to make the morning better is to take a few minutes to relax in a calm atmosphere before engaging in business. That’s why Destinations picked the best locations for coffee and croissant in Kyiv’s downtown.

Many dog owners know how difficult it is sometimes to plan leisure if you want to include your pet friend. This concerns even big cities like Kyiv, where only a limited number of cafes and restaurants allow dogs in. The heart of Western Ukraine, Lviv, follows the latest trend and makes the city dog-friendly — and fine dining spots haven’t escaped the change. Let’s check out where you can drop by with dog in Lviv.

High time to crawl out of the warm nests we might have been sitting in for the past few months. Spring is finally coming around, and so are the new fine dining and coffee locations in the heart of Western Ukraine — Lviv. Let’s check out what new places appeared in the beautiful city.

Oak, concrete, marble, steel, leather, glass, and of course, excellent meat create an atmosphere of a place with strong masculine character. Welcome to taste the best European cuisine dishes with an accent on meat and wine and to please your eyes with unusual and impressive interior design in Steakhouse Meat restaurant in Kyiv.

A city known for its magnificent architecture, coffee culture and unique spirit, Lviv attracts millions of tourists each year. In fact, the famous ‘spirit’ of Lviv leaves such a strong impression that people seek for it again and again, visiting the City of Lions each season. Destinations gathered together the list of top-5 cafes for those who want to discover bits of Lviv in the capital of Ukraine.

Seafood lovers rejoice as one more fine dining spot, this time with great emphasis on shrimps, opens in Kyiv. Юniсть (“Youth”), according to the owners, is the place to relax, be youthful and have a glass of champagne to top the portion of delicious shrimps. Let’s check it out.

The Ukrainian Connoisseur Club was founded by a Kyiv businessman Terry Pickard over 15 years ago, paving a true way of reflecting the quality of local restaurants. Regular events of the club take place at various fine dining spots, and this time TUCC chose a fusion cuisine restaurant Marokana.

KOLO is a vegan restaurant located in the heart of historical Podil district, offering its guests healthy and delicious food of so-called plant-basеd cuisine. The restaurant is a perfect choice for vegans and vegetarians as well as for those who want to expand their gastronomic horizons. Calm atmosphere of Podil, cozy hall and unique dishes – KOLO restaurant has all ingredients for an excellent dinner or breakfast.

Times when vegetarians and vegans had to cut on their social life and make all meals at home luckily are going into past. Numerous large cafes in cities realize the needs of their customers and slowly but surely add more vegan and raw dishes. These days, Kyiv is no exception — especially with the oncoming Vegan City project, aimed at popularization of vegan and vegetarian menu in city's fine dining spots.

Any sweet tooth who takes a decision to follow healthy food trends always faces the dilemma: how to handle strong passion for delicious cookies and chocolates? We have some good news: there is no need to give up your favorite delicacies. Modern healthy food cuisine offers numerous cakes, candies and ice creams that are as harmless for your health as a fresh carrot. Let` check out where we can delight ourselves with some healthy sweets in Kyiv.

If you have ever been tempted to grab the nearest kitchenware and put half of the products in your fridge there, you might as well call yourself an inventor of bowls. Luckily, restaurants and cafes in Ukraine recognize importance of nourishing, healthy food — that's why, for instance, bowls with fruits, granola and berries are so popular. They aren't the only option, though. Let's see where you can try them in Ukraine.

This months welcomes a new fine dining spot in Kyiv — a cafe with meat delicacies made in Ukrainian Prosciutteria Wine and Deli, which opened in the building of Bessarabsky market. Its founders are the residents of the Ulichnaya eda festivals: the owners of Ulitka bar and Ham.lo project. Prosciutteria is a new format for Ukraine, so the owners of the place made sure to introduce it with delight.

Made with love care, based on the secret recipes that went though generations, this drink continues to baffle tourists. Those familiar with the sweet and intense taste of Ukrainian nalyvka probably won't forget it any time soon. As for the rookies, Lviv is full of restaurants to try it at – as nalyvka essentially is a beverage of Western Ukraine. Destinations gathered the best places to try the spicy drink in the heart of West – Lviv.

Years pass, and still no wind and no snow can stop dwellers of Kyiv from going out and meeting their friends on weekends to compensate the need to get out in the cold at workdays. Luckily, March 2018 is marked not only by freezing temperature and daylight savings. Destinations picked new fine dining spots to check out while spring slowly creeps around the corner.

Fans of Japanese cuisine, who often have had sushi, ramen or other typical dishes for meal at their hometowns, are in majority surprised when they come over to Japan and have a taste of 'real' cuisine. Moreover, discoveries like "you don't have to put sushi in soy sauce every time", "some types of sushi are eaten with hands" and "ramen isn't the only soup in the whole cuisine" occur so often it's almost a usual thing to re-educate yourself on the topic. To know more and taste the real deal in Kyiv, Destinations gathered a guide on the best Japanese restaurants.

Sometimes we just can't resist and indulge in comfort food — just once, we promise. The fridge becomes stacked with Wok boxes, pizza leftovers and the 'balanced' menu includes mac'n'cheese for the third day in row. The reason to it is often lack of motivation to cook, as tiredness after work has its toll. Worry not — there are plenty spots with healthy food ready to save your nutrition in Lviv. Let's check them out!

If you feel bored of all common tastes, want no more pizza and burgers, and crave for something wild and spicy, you should turn your attention to South American cuisine. Authentic dishes from Argentina, Peru and Brazil will make you feel the hotness of their native lands and special flavor calling for adventures and living life to the fullest. Welcome to the restaurants in Kyiv serving South American dishes to experience unusual tastes of the distant continent.

Lately Korea has experienced a rise of popularity and interest: starting from the Winter Olympics 2018 in Pyeongchang to K-Pop bands whose popularity goes far beyond borders of Korea. Naturally, food is one of cultural elements people are eager to explore along with history and traditions. Some dishes have been included in menu of various Pan Asian restaurants in Kyiv, however, this time Destinations picked the best Korean restaurants to discover the full variety of taste.

Ever wondered what it's like: to arrive at the big banquet, share the huge long table with hundreds of guests and have chit-chat while tasting delicious meals? Well, now that the trend of public or communal table is growing popular in Kyiv, it is possible to experience. Popular restaurants, bars and cafes have already joined the ride. Let's see how it is done.

Obolon' quay is a beloved place for long strolls in spring and summer, and when Kyiv is graced with snow, adults and kids from all over the city come over here to enjoy sledging. Naturally, in both cases the next point is crucial: where to eat and relax afterwards? Luckily, in the recent years quay became home for many cafes and restaurants. 2018 welcomes another 'dweller' – SODA Bar&Restaurant. Let's see what's special about it.

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