The rise of vegetarian cuisine hasn't omitted Ukraine: each month renowned restaurants add meat-free positions on the menu appear as well as new spots that offer vegan food open even more frequently. One of the Kyiv pioneers, Orang+Utan bar, has gained massive popularity for its unusual menu and interior, noted by the German creative agency Gestalten.
Orang+Utan cafe takes vegetarian food to a new level: thanks to the abundance of unique fillings, the stereotype that healthy food is only bland and boring has been successfully ruined. Here you will find the usual menu items - sandwiches, soups, smoothies - with the most unusual fillings.
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Sandwiches take up the most part: more than 10 flavors up to the most exquisite taste. The bar staff patiently explains the taste of all unfamiliar elements: for instance, seitan, or wheat gluten, which is one of the most popular fillings here. There are tips to try smoke + nori wrap sandwich: nori leaves, fried Indian cheese paneer, smoked Georgian suluguni cheese, cucumber and iceberg salad with a ginger sauce and mayonnaise.
The portions are big enough to properly nourish and restore the energy for the rest of the day.
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Orang+Utan also has a popular soup menu with 'soup of the day' that includes the classic Ukrainian borshch, cheese soup, gazpacho, vegetable cream soup and others. All products can be ordered to-go and have convenient packaging.
The drinks at the vegetarian bar deserve special attention as well. Coffee lovers will find their fix of coffee and milk and those who came to discover something new might enjoy a wide variety of smoothies and lemonades. The flavors are just as intriguing as the dishes: hemp + coconut, aloe + kiwi, mango + orange are one of the most popular picks. The menu is regularly updated with the new options.
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Due to its unique minimalistic interior, Orang+Utan has become a popular Instagram location: the all-white tile of the main bar hall and a wild abundance of plants near the wash-hand basin. Purple light perfectly reflects on the while tiles, creating a mysterious vibe.
Address: 72, Sichovykh Striltsiv Street; 16/108, Symona Petlyury Street
Working hours: 10 A.M. - 10 P.M.
Photo source: Orang+Utan Facebook page. All images belong to their rightful authors.