Pack some napkins – "Destinations" guides you to Lviv’s best street food joints and shares everything you need to know about the city’s top on-the-go eats. Lviv city center and various food festivals are now bursting with stalls serving up cheap eats of an exceptional standard in dinky disposable containers. «Destinations» brings you the best street food spots and hole-in-the-walls in Lviv.
Marusя, cozy little place in Kryva Lupa passage, offers ultimate Ukrainian street food - varenyky. Varenyky are Ukrainian dumplings also known as «pierogi». Conveniently varenyky can be made out of the cheapest ingredients available. Dough is a simple mix of flour, water and salt. And stuffing can be anything: from mashed potatoes with mushrooms and fried onions, pickled cabbage, minced meat and even cherries.
Marusя takes this traditional Ukrainian food to the whole new level. Among most popular foodies’ choices are chicken gorgonzola, smoked paprika with hummus and potatoes with basil. As for the dessert, try varenyky with vanilla cottage cheese topped with homemade strawberry jam.
Address: 3, Kryva Lupa passage, Lviv.
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Just opposite Marusя varenyky place, you can find another popular Lviv street food spot - Salalat. This place offers salads and pasta to go. The menu consists of 8 healthy salad options and a variety of pastas with various sauces. The services is friendly and fast. All food is comfortably packed in eco-friendly cardboard boxes.
Address: 7, Kryva Lupa passage, Lviv.
Dogs Like Ducks
Once a «hole-in-the-wall» street food spot, Dogs Like Ducks now has moved to the pretty little space on Valova street. Dogs Like Ducks offer gourmet vegan sausage hot dog with vegan mayo, mustard, ketchup, onions, bell peppers and other fresh and healthy ingredients. This place is all about great selection of vegan hot dogs, hot drinks and friendly service.
Address: 27, Valova street, Lviv.
This is one of the newest additions to the Lviv fast food scene. Yellow Donkey falafel bar serves simple, robust dishes that showcase the quality of delicious food. Fresh and lively salads, a variety of burritos and one of the best falafel in Lviv. Yellow Donkey menu offers something for all tastes, adventurous or not so much.
Address: 10, Staroyevreyska street, Lviv.
There is always a small crowd around this tiny dessert place in the heart of Lviv on Rynok Square, so be ready to hold your waffle craving for 15-20 minutes waiting in line. Teenagers, tourists, loud party goers hungry for a bite crowd the narrow entryway to Bubble Waffle Lviv waiting for their waffles stuffed with a plush scoops of ice cream, topped with fruits, syrup and colorful cereal. This delicious waffle, sometimes called egg waffle or eggette, is a large hexagon shaped waffle which has a unique bubbled texture. Enjoy a tasty treat that's been transported all the way from the sidewalk vendors of Hong Kong. Bubble Waffle in Lviv is one of the most popular local fast-food spot that offers the iconic egg waffles with its own European twist.
Address: 40, Rynok Square, Lviv.
Hummus and Falafel
This hole-in-the wall street food joint in Lviv offers delicious Israeli fast food. Here foodies can savor freshly made hummus with different flavors, pita and falafel wraps, signature sabich (pita stuffed with deep fried egg and eggplant) and lentil soup. All the food is property packed, so it can be very easily and comfortably consumed on the go.
Hummus and Falafel is located inside Andreolli passage (29. Rynok square, Lviv)
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