Food & Drink in

the Carpathians

When you bite into a traditional Hutsul dish, you’ll find yourself transported back in time.

 

Classic Carpathian foods are prepared in large pots over an open flame or baked in the oven. The most popular ingredients include cornmeal, beans, potatoes and brynza, sheep or cow cheese. You’ll often find fresh mushrooms and salo, pork lard, incorporated into hot dishes. Shashlyk, grilled fish and vegetables, are also popular. As for desserts, Ukrainian Carpathians are justly famous for honey and unique local jams of bilberry, blackberry, and lingonberry as well as the treats made with them.

Our recommended traditional Hutsul dishes & drinks:

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Hutsul Borscht

Гуцульський борщ

Red beet soup with beans and smoked pork

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Mushroom soup

Hrybna Yushka

Грибна юшка

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Holubtsi

Голубці

Cabbage leaves stuffed with rice and meat, served with cracklings or mushroom sauce

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Syrnyk

Сирник

Ukrainian cheesecake

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Herbal tea with honey

Carpathian Tea

Карпатський чай з медом

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Local wine from blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, red currents, or cherries

Vyno

Вино

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Banosh

Банош

Cornmeal porridge served with cracklings, or brundza

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Deruny

Деруни

Potato pancakes with mushroom sauce

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Varenyky

Вареники

Baked and fried dumplings made with stuffing of potato, cheese and sauerkraut

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Medivnyk

Медівник

Honey-filled loaf

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An herb and root-based homemade vodka

Nastoyanka

Настоянка

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Uzvar

Узвар

Mulled beverage served hot or cold made of dried apples and pears

Top Food & Drink Locations

While the town boasts international options such as pizza and sushi, Yaremche is the perfect place to enjoy classic Hutsul cuisine. Many of the restaurants listed below have English-speaking waiters (with varying degrees of fluency) who can be helpful in describing dishes and their ingredients. We have indicated relative price ranges with $ the most economical and $$$ the most expensive.

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Kolyba “Vedmezha Hora” (Ведмежа гора)

Address: вулиця Грушевського, 29 Б, Яремче

GPS: 48°26’43.8”N 24°32’27.8”E

Hours: 9 am – 10 pm

Price Range: $$$

Type: Historic, Romantic

Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, this restaurant built in Hutsul style offers a wide variety of Ukrainian and local Hutsul dishes, including a large dessert and wine selection and a kids’ menu. Dishes are prepared with local ingredients.

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Pizzeria “Festa” (Феста)

Address: вулиця Свободи, 252А, Яремче

GPS: 48°27’04.1”N 24°33’16.8”E

Hours: 11 am – 11 pm

Price Range: $

Type: Romantic

Wood-fire pizza restaurant located in Yaremche.

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Kolyba “Krasna Sadyba” (Красна садиба)

Address: вулиця Володимира Івасюка, 6, Яремче

GPS: 48°26’38.9”N 24°33’10.8”E

Hours: 11 am - 12 am

Price Range: $$

Type: Historic

You’ll find great meat- and fish-based Ukrainian and local Hutsul dishes served in a building that mimics a Hutsul hut. The restaurant has two halls, one of which features a grill and a terrace. The restaurant is located along the Prut River.

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Kolyba “Na Penkakh”

Address: вулиця Свободи, 345, Яремче

GPS: 48°26’06.7”N 24°33’10.0”E

Hours: 11 am - 11 pm

Price Range: $$

Type: Historic

Conveniently located at the entrance to the Dovbush trail and in the vicinity of Probiy Waterfall, this restaurant serves excellent traditional Ukrainian and local Hutsul dishes.

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Café “Kolomyika” (Коломийка)

Address: вулиця Свободи, 255А, Яремче

GPS: 48°27’05.7”N 24°33’19.1”E

Hours: 9 am – 10 pm

Price Range: $

Type: Historic

This cafe will serve you a hearty meal at an affordable price. Enjoy a delicious dinner that tastes homemade in the cafe’s cozy atmosphere.

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Café “Derun United” (Дерун-Юнайтід)

Address: вулиця Свободи, 286А, Яремче

GPS: 48°26’32.0”N 24°32’47.9”E

Hours: 8 am - 10 pm

Price Range: $

Type: Adventurer

Traditional fast food for affordable prices

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Restaurant “Mangalica”

Address: вулиця І.Петраша, 62, Яремче

GPS: 48°26’02.1”N 24°32’15.4”E

Hours: 8 am - 10 pm

Price Range: $$$

Type: Adventurer

Specializes in West Carpathian cuisine and game dishes

Breweries

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“Hirske” (Гірське)

Address: вулиця Грушевського,

134-д, Микуличин

GPS: 48°22’52.3”N 24°35’22.9”E

Hours: 9 am - 10 pm

Price Range: $$

Type: Adventurer

“Skala” (Скала)

Address: 6А, вулиця Підскельна, Яремче

GPS: 48°27’03.9”N 24°33’24.6”E Hours: 11 am - 10 pm

Price Range: $$

Type: Adventurer

Grocery Stores

GOODmarket

Address: вулиця Свободи, 238, Яремче

GPS: 48°27’11.8”N 24°33’21.0”E Hours: 8 am - 10 pm

Price Range: $$

Type: Adventurer, Romantic

Rehina

Address: вулиця Свободи, 276, Яремче

GPS: 48°26’44.6”N 24°33’05.6”E

Hours: 9 am - 9 pm

Price Range: $$

Type: Adventurer, Romantic

ATB

Address: вулиця Свободи, Яремче (entrance to Yaremche)

GPS: 48°29’03.5”N 24°35’38.7”E

Hours: 24/7

Price Range: $$

Type: Adventurer, Romantic

Pick up your own snacks and meals, basic or elaborate, before heading up to the mountains for a leisurely picnic or night under-the-stars.