Gastronomic tours in Ukraine: where to visit and what to try
On June 18, the world celebrates Sustainable Gastronomy Day. It promotes respect for the environment, local traditions, and sustainable food production. We share a selection of food tours in Ukraine that are worth visiting and enjoying
The Day of Sustainable Gastronomy is a fairly young holiday, it was approved by the UN General Assembly in 2017. The Day of Sustainable Gastronomy is celebrated every year on June 18. The holiday promotes respect for the traditions of the cuisines of different peoples of the world and the preservation of biodiversity.
The main goal of Sustainable Gastronomy Day is to unite all people and their preferences into one big, colorful and extremely delicious gastronomic family.
Ukrainian cuisine is one of the most delicious and diverse cuisines in the world. On the day of sustainable gastronomy, we talk about the most interesting food tours in Ukraine.
Cheese and wine are the gastronomic pearls of Transcarpathia
What is Transcarpathia famous for? Definitely cheese and wine. You can explore the Carpathians, castles, wine and cheese during the "Cheese and wine tour of Transcarpathia". Tourists will taste delicious cheese at the Carpathian buffalo farm, where local enthusiasts are trying to save the northernmost buffalo population in the world. Currently, there are more than 100 Carpathian buffaloes on the farm, which you can observe, as well as taste and buy different varieties of buffalo and sheep cheese. The surroundings of Berehova have long been famous throughout the world for their wines, which have a wonderful aroma and a great wealth of taste properties. This is thanks to the volcanic rocks on which the grapes grow and the energy of the sun, because this is where the most sunny days are in Transcarpathia. Acquaintance with delicious Transcarpathian wine will impress even the most demanding tourists.
We also invite you to visit one of the most intense and vivid excursions in Khust, which is called "Raisins of Khust Region". During the trip, tourists will visit the wicker weaving center in the village of Iza, where folk craftsmen create real masterpieces from ordinary willow vines. At the deer farm, you will get to know one of the most graceful animals - the spotted deer. The gastronomic highlight of the tour is the craft cheese factory in the village of Baranovo, where ecologically clean cheeses are produced. A visit to thermal pools with unique healing water will be a useful addition to the tour.
Gastronomic gifts of the sea
There are very few cities in the world that have their own cuisine, and Odessa is such a unique place located in Ukraine. There is no Parisian or Berlin cuisine, but there is "Odessa cuisine", it is bright, juicy, contrasting, tasty and strange. Odessa cuisine has absorbed Greek, Moldavian, Ukrainian, Polish, Jewish, German, and Italian flavors and aromas. Every nation that lived in this port city left a mark on its cuisine. You can explore all the intricacies of Odessa cuisine only during the "Individual gastro tour of Odessa".
Few people know that the Black Sea coast of Ukraine used to be the largest exporter of oysters in the world. At the beginning of the 20th century, approximately 13 million oysters were sent in refrigerated wagons to Sweden, Denmark, France and other countries of the world every year. Currently, the "Oysters of Scythia" farm is operating near Odesa. Do you want to taste the tastiest oysters in Ukraine? Then we invite you to a tasting.
For connoisseurs of coffee and beer
Lviv and coffee are inseparable concepts. That is why probably the largest number of coffee shops in Ukraine is open in the city. Tourists who want to discover Lviv from a completely unexplored side, hear interesting stories, have a great time, taste coffee and fall in love with Lviv are invited to an individual tour "Lviv with a taste of coffee".
Also, few people know that in medieval Lviv there were an incredible number of small breweries, now this local tradition is slowly being revived in the form of beer restaurants and mini breweries. Would you like to know which establishments in Lviv are called "kneips", who are the Lviv "batyars" and how they called beer, what a type of beer such as "gzhanets" is, what is the difference between "lager" and "ale", what is craft beer and much more? We invite all beer connoisseurs to the "Pyvniy Lviv" tasting tour.
Ukrainian cuisine surprises and fascinates. Choose one of the tours and explore modern Ukrainian cuisine.
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