Kyiv’s Top 5 Markets And Bazaars
The season of fresh fruits and vegetables is coming! On top of that, sunny and warm weather will push a lot of people to walk around different areas throughout the city. In this article, we decided to share with you the best markets and bazaars in Kyiv! We didn’t include on this list the typical markets that you can find in the suburban bedroom communities or just with Google; we decided to talk about the most interesting ones.
1. Bazaar at Lesnaya
5 Popudrenka Street
The farmers market Bazaar on Lesnaya, located on the Left Bank near Lisova Metro Station, is one of the biggest food markets in Kyiv. It is a mixture of a traditional Ukrainian market with a European appearance. You can buy whatever food you want there, find exclusive items imported from Europe, and listen to live music played there every weekend.
2. Stolichnyi Rynok
110A Koltseva Road
Stolichnyi Rynok is one of the largest markets in Ukraine, as it was originally planned for wholesale trade. It combines a classic market with great logistics. There are more than 500 companies that supply fresh and frozen foods, offering more than 25,000 different product types.
3. Zhytniy Rynok
16 Verhniy Val Street
This market is one of the oldest in Kyiv, dating back to the times of Kyivan Rus. Since the 15th century, it was the city’s main market, where a big fair was organized two times a year. It is still popular among locals and tourists and the prices there, despite the location and history, are not so high, so some restaurants even purchase products there. You can find a lot of flowers and floral decor there, like sunflowers or wildflowers. Moreover, near the building itself, you can find people who are selling home-grown fruits and vegetables.
4. Besarabskiy Rynok
2 Besarabska Square
One more old bazaar is in the center of Kyiv. Besarabskiy Rynok was built in 1910. It is not just a spot for buying groceries, but also a tourist place that has long been chosen by foreigners and simply guests of the capital. This bazaar is considered one of the most expensive in Kyiv, but sellers are ready to bargain – a market is a market, after all. There are all kinds of products here: fruits, vegetables, herbs, nuts, dried fruits, spices, milk, fresh fish and meat products, and various pickles.
5. Vladimirskyi Rynok
115 Antonovycha Street
Vladimirskyi Rynok is a mixed-type bazaar. You can find food, clothes, shoes, and flowers at this indoor market in the center of Kyiv. In terms of food, you can find fresh fruits and vegetables, fish, dairy and meat products, and baked goods and pastries all year round. Judging from reviews, you can buy groceries at reasonable prices, if you know the right places, as well as home-made food and home-grown fruits and vegetables. The market also organizes various agricultural fairs every year.
Weekend agriculture farmers markets
Speaking of fairs, this list will help you find the nearest agriculture farmers markets with fresh farm products, homemade food, fruits, and vegetables on March 20-21. They are mostly held on the same streets from weekend to weekend but still, we decided to highlight what you otherwise have to search for on the official Kyiv City website.
Farmers markets will be held on Saturday, March 20 on the following streets:
- Holosiivskiy district: Pankivska St., 4-10 Holosiivska St.
- Darnitskiy district: Revutskoho St.
- Desnyanskiy district: Kubanskoi Ukrainy St. (between Kosmonavta Volkova St. and Lisovyi Ave.), Mykoly Zakrevskoho St. (between 2A Volodymyra Mayakovskoho Ave. and Teodora Draizera St.)
- Dniprovskiy district: Vsevoloda Nestaika (near Livoberezhnyi post office)
- Obolonskiy district: 1-5 Petra Kalnyshevskoho St.
- Pecherskiy district: Kateryny Bilokur St.
- Podilskiy district: Stepana Bandery Ave. (near Kurenivskiy Park)
- Svyatoshinskiy district: 7 Grygorovycha – Barskoho St.
- Solomyanskiy district: 42 Heroiv Sevastopolya St. (between Dontsya St. and 35A Heroiv Sevastopolya)
- Shevchenkovskiy district: 1-17 Bohdana Gavrylishina St.
On Sunday, March 21, you can go to these streets: