Make the most of your trip to Kiev experiencing the typical flavours of Ukraine on this guided food tour. Visit some of the capital's best restaurants and treat your taste buds to traditional local delicacies.
Kiev Food Tour Itinerary
Meet at Contracts Square, or Kontraktova Ploshcha, located in Kiev's Podil district, ready to begin your culinary adventure. Your guide will be waiting for you next to the equestrian statue of Petro Konashevych-Sahaidachny, the 18th century political, civil and military leader.
From here, you'll stroll over to the port, seeing the house of the famous Balabukh family on your route. Why were they so important in Ukrainian gastronomy? In the 17th and 18th centuries, they produced the traditional candied fruits popular throughout Eastern Europe and known as dry varenye. Discover the different tricks they used in their cooking!
Remaining in the historic neighbourhood of Podil, you'll make your next stop in a local buffet restaurant. After indulging in the typical homemade delicacies on offer, you'll head to the heart of the city centre, home to the sugar production factories of the 19th century. And of course, while in the area, you'll have the opportunity to try some of the typical sweets from Kiev's most popular cafes.
Continue your culinary tour to the panoramic bar of the iconic TsUM shopping centre, where you'll wash down the delicious food you've eaten with a refreshing Ukrainian beer or a glass of wine.
You'll then delve deeper into the Eastern European country's traditional cuisine, visiting some typical local restaurants. Here you'll taste authentic chicken Kiev; borscht, a sour beetroot soup known for its vibrant red colour; varenyky, also known as pierogi and dumplings; and golubtsi, stuffed cabbage leaves, amongst much more. This is an experience not to be missed by food lovers!
Traditional Food Tasting
So you can choose whatever food you feel like, food is not included in the price of this tour. The meal costs between 5 and 10 euros, depending on the food you choose. You'll also have to pay for the guide's meal.
On the day of the tour we recommend that you bring cash in the local currency with you, to buy the necessary public transport tickets.
See more of Kiev
If you'd like to get to know more about Ukrainian culture, why not combine this activity with a guided tour of Kiev's Metro?
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English guided tour
Per personUS$ 31.2
The tour is exclusively in English.
English speaking guide.
Tasting of typical foods (between €3 and €20 per person).
Public transport tickets (€1 per person).
When to book?
Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.
You can book up to 2 days before (Kiev local time) if there are still places available.
Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.
Frequently asked questions
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).