Clothing in Kyiv


If you're looking to buy a vyshyvanka (traditional Ukrainian embroidered shirt), Etnodim is the perfect place. This small showroom in Podil district has a great collection of clothing that incorporates Ukrainian nat…
Gifts & Souvenirs in Kyiv


On the sweet-tooth front, there is nothing more symbolic than Kyivsky Tort, a nutty, layered sponge cake sold in circular cardboard cartons. Its main producer has a chain of immaculate shops, including this one by t…
Food & Drinks in Kyiv

Lviv Handmade Chocolate

This coffee shop on historic Andriyivsky uzviz is the most charming place to buy and taste products from one of Ukraine’s top chocolate manufacturers. There’s a shop where you can buy sweets, gift packs and chocolat…
Department Store in Kyiv


This big department store, set in a completely renovated 1939 rationalist building, is inspired by the likes of Galeries Lafayette in Paris and Harrods in London. TsUM offers a wide range of luxury brands and has fa…
Music in Kyiv


A paradise for vinyl lovers, Diskultura boasts one of the biggest collections of both used and new vinyl records in Ukraine. Set in a basement of a residential building, this little record store has the authentic un…
Clothing in Kyiv

Vsi. Svoi

The ‘biggest store selling Ukrainian brands in the world’ (as it markets itself) strategically set on the central Khreshchatyk boulevard, Vsi. Svoi is an impressive selection of all things Ukrainian with four floors…
Books in Kyiv

Ye Bookstore

Part of a bookstore chain with an excellent selection of books, helpful staff, daily presentations and cosy atmosphere. Ye is also one of the best places in Kyiv for foreign-language books, especially in English but…
Wine in Kyiv

Good Wine

One of the biggest wine stores in Ukraine, with an impressive selection of wines and spirits. It also has a small but good selection of wine literature (with some books in English), a premium grocery store, a restau…
Books in Kyiv


Kharms combines every good thing an indie coffee shop should have. It serves excellent coffee, sells vinyl, has a great selection of books for sale and even some nice handicrafts. It’s located inside the House of Sc…
Market in Kyiv

Bessarabsky Rynok

Grocery shopping is rarely such an aesthetically pleasing experience, so this historical market full of colourful fruit and veg should definitely not be missed. This is also the place to buy Ukraine trademark salo.