Ukraine has a rich culinary history that combines many great ingredients from the east and the west. You will learn a lot about all kinds of traditional Ukrainian foods, local drinks and how those products are raised and produced. We take you to the best places for each of them and if there is a chance you might even get your hands on the food and get to see how to make them! And of course you will get to try each of the dishes.
The essence of every good cooking is to be able to understand what products are used for the cooking . To cook real Ukrainian dishes, the local markets of Kharkiv are a great possibility to show you some delicious specialities from Ukrainian farmers and let you try them right where most Ukrainians shop for groceries. Let’s try some tasty cheese and degustate honey and milk products and great sausages. Here is where to find them.
Borsch is probably the most famous Ukrainian dish of all. And the rule says, that you will find the best Borsch at a mothers or grandmothers house. Well, we won’t make it to that house, but we will show you the best place for Borsch that is not from your mother or grandmother! Get to see how to enjoy the best soup made out of beets and what you should look out for, when searching for the best Borsch. And boy, there is much to learn about this dish!
Apart from Borsch, Vareniki are the essential Ukrainian food. Which filling is the most common, you might ask. But well, we keep some things for the tour and let you even find your personal favorite. And on top of that we show you how to make them by yourself! And what if you have leftovers? Ukrainians got a suggestion to turn them into another delicious meal.
In a country that has a winter with temperatures sometimes below -20 degress Celsius, of course not everything grows all year. That’s why Ukrainian farmers and cooks will know how to make the best out of every season and using special ingredients and foods in certain times of the year. We will teach you all about it and give you the knowledge that we have asked all of our cooks, mothers, grandmothers and aunts, so you can live more healthy throughout the year.
What would a food tour be like, if you can’t also try some local liquor? Anything from a good local horilka (Ukrainian vodka) to tinctures and even Ukrainian craft beers. There are so many drinks that you need to try.
1 guests: 79 Euro, each additional guest 10 Euro
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Meeting point for all public tours:
Thermometer on Constitution Square – but before coming, please register at the tour page! Otherwise no guide will be there!