Eastern Europe shopping

Top Choice Food & Drinks in Historic Heart

Kupetz Eliseevs

This Style Moderne stunner is St Petersburg's most elegant grocery store, selling plenty of branded goods from tea blends to caviar and handmade chocolates as well as delicious freshly baked breads, pastries and cak…
Top Choice Market in Kyiv

Kurazh Bazar

Kurazh Bazar is a fantastic monthly weekend flea market on Kyiv's left (east) bank. You'll find some 400 vendors selling all manner of new and used clothes, antiques and bric-a-brac, in addition to plenty of street …
Top Choice Chocolate in Lviv

Lvivska Maysternya Shokoladu

A chocoholic's dream, nothing quite prepares you for this branch of Lviv's most famous franchise export. Over several floors of a seemingly endlessly vertical old townhouse, you'll find countless cafe tables intersp…
Top Choice Arts & Crafts in Belgrade

Makadam

Make your way to Makadam across the original Turkish cobblestones of Kosančićev venac, a lovely slice of old Belgrade. The concept store only sells handmade items from across Serbia. Shoppers will find an impressive…
Top Choice Jewellery in Ohrid

Atelier Marta Pejoska

Ohrid-born Marta trained as an architect and decided to dedicate herself to the traditional Macedonian craft of filigree – silver thread weaving that has the appearance of silver lace (pieces from €25). Marta is a c…
Top Choice Perfume in Belgrade

Parfimerija Sava

With its old-fashioned interior, gorgeous vintage bottles and delectable scents wafting throughout, this traditional perfumery is a doorway into the Belgrade of yore. Established in 1954 by the father of current own…
Top Choice Market in Petrograd & Vyborg Sides

Udelnaya Fair

This treasure trove of Soviet ephemera, pre-revolutionary antiques, WWII artefacts and bonkers kitsch from all eras is truly worth travelling for. Exit the metro station to the right and follow the crowds across the…
Top Choice Arts & Crafts in Sighişoara

Arts & Crafts

Inside Casa Vlad Dracul, this wondrous handicraft shop is the brainchild of self-styled 'Spoonman' Mark Tudose, who employs traditional woodcarving methods to fashion Transylvanian spoons (each with a local legend b…
Top Choice Clothing in Kyiv

Vsi. Svoi

The ‘biggest store selling Ukrainian brands in the world’ (as it markets itself) is strategically set on the central bul Khreshchatyk. Set over four floors, it carries a huge selection of all things Ukrainian-made. …
Top Choice Cheese in Kolan

Sirana Gligora

Pag's most award-winning cheese producer has a wonderful shop where you can taste many of the cheeses before you buy; there are dozens to choose from and they can slice what you buy for your picnic or vacuum-seal it…