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.
Market in Kyiv

Petrivka Market

Locals call it the 'book market', but you can get a vast array of junk here. It's also Kyiv's main receptacle of DVDs, CDs and software of questionable legitimacy.
Market in Lviv

Outdoor Arts & Crafts Market

Located opposite the Zankovetska Theatre, this large market sells rugs, embroidered blouses, wooden pysanky (patterned eggs), woodcrafts, and lots of Soviet and prewar junk.
Gifts & Souvenirs in Lviv


Located in the Museum of Ethnography, Arts and Crafts, the quality of the souvenirs at Ravlyk is high, particularly the pysanky.
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…
Market in Kosiv

Craft Market

Books in Kharkiv


This modern bookshop on a seemingly hopeless crusade to Ukrainianise a Russian-speaking city serves as a club for Kharkiv's Ukrainian speakers and cosmopolitans. English speakers are welcome to participate in regula…
Gifts & Souvenirs in Lviv

Nash Format

If salo fridge magnets and made-in-Guangdong Hutsul mementos don’t have you cracking open your wallet, try this‘nationalist’ souvenir boutique selling Ukrainian CDs and DVDs, flags, books and T-shirts emblazoned wit…
Food in Kyiv


Children in Kyiv

Kyivsky Vedmedik

This tiny shop, which comes with an even tinier cafe, sells hand-made teddy bears, produced by Ukrainian artists. Some bears are just cute, some are dressed as Cossacks, some look like they hail from outlying galaxi…