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The central horn of
grocery abundance

Bessarabian market

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Why locals love it

Bessarabka presents the culmination of all shopping opportunities. Here you can buy almost everything edible, any delicacy you want! And it's all the best and selective. Staring, by the way, is possible not only at boutiques’ windows, but also at Bessarabka shelves, which are plentifully crammed with cheeses,caviar, pickles, sausages...mmm...yummy

Why you should visit it

It's the most interesting place to discover traditions of spending time at grocery market and a great opportunity to bargain or just to chat and taste popular foods. Market’s building for more than a hundred years performing of its target destination. And, in addition, it is also an example of Art Nouveau architecture.

Special tip

Warning! Bessarabka is not only market of abundance, exemplary tables, but as a result, market of cosmic prices.

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March 6, 2020
interesting because of its history, but really expensive. if you want to find some food souvenirs to bring home, orjust to try local food, i recommend Zhytniy rynok in Podil.
Local Guru
March 16, 2019
Interesting to walk around
January 27, 2019
the most expensive market in the city. but inside the market you can find cool place for eating (street food, vietnam cousine, vegan and vegetarian) with good prices
November 19, 2018
Great to look at and for photographs. I wouldn’t call it exactly a local market if I pay 10€ for a kilo of mandarins, barely a handfull of blueberries and one persimmon... so unless you are out there to spend your money find a more local spot to buy your food-related souvenirs.
October 28, 2018

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