Ukrainian Borsch and Varenyky Cooking Class - in Kyiv - LikeALocal Guide

Ukrainian Borsch and Varenyky Cooking Class

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35 EUR

Enjoy a cheerful culinary workshop under the guidance of a friendly local host in Kiev. Cook traditional Ukrainian dishes – borsch and varenyky and savor your tasty creations!

Duration: 3 hours
    Available in
  • English,
  • Russian
My husband and I had such a great time in this cooking class. Snezhana picked us up and took us to her mother where we made borsch and varenyky. Wherever we travel we always try to find cooking classes, but this was the first time we had one in someone’s home. Thank you for a great time!
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  • Learn the recipes of borsch and varenyky and get some secret tips from a local hostess
  • Enjoy a unique cultural experience while cooking national Ukrainian dishes
  • Treat your taste buds to the traditional Ukrainian food
  • Practice your skills in creating perfectly shaped varenyky
  • Relax and enjoy your homemade dinner in a pleasant company

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Become an expert in Ukrainian cuisine once you attend a private borsch and varenyky cooking class. A friendly local hostess will share the best recipes with you as well as some secret tips.

First, you will cut the vegetables for the borsch – potato, cabbage, carrot and beetroot. Then, while the soup is boiling, you will prepare the dough for varenyky. The next step is to give the right shape to varenyky that you will surely learn to do.

The highlight of the program is tasting your culinary creations. You will enjoy the rich taste of traditional Ukrainian dishes and the overall cooking experience. Moreover, you will take home the recipes to surprise your friends and family with your new culinary skills.

Note: vegetarian option is available, please specify it in the time of booking

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What’s included & not included

  • 3-hour private cooking class with tasting
  • hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • gratuities (optional)

Meeting point

Centrally located Kyiv hotel or apartment

Reviews from travellers (19)


My favourite part of Kiev!
By far my favourite thing I did in Kiev! Snzezhana and her mother were so incredibly kind and felt like being at home while away and travelling. Snzezhana picked my friend and myself up from our hostel and brought us to their apartment where we were greeted by her lovely parents. Her mom had made delicious home-made juice, I believe called kompot, which we sipped throughout our cooking class. We chatted and heard about life in Ukraine while learning to make delicious borscht and three different kinds of varenyky. I can't wait to show off my new cooking skills for my family at home! The best part was eating our creations...SO good! I can't recommend this trip enough! I promise you won't be disappointed!
Highly Recommend
This was a lovely experience to have in Ukraine. The class was hands-on, detailed and fun! The food we made was delicious.
A fab, tasty class
Wonderful ! Olga and her mother made us feel very welcome in their home . Conversation was great, Olga answered lots of questions about Ukraine and enjoyed our attempts to say some phrases in the language. I would recommend this experience to other travellers . Eating the food we got to prepare was delicious as well!
A taste of Kiev!
A really lovely lunchtime - I would highly recommend. Lovely apartment and anecdotes told - we learnt a lot about the food, culture and politics of Ukraine. Felt like being at a friend's home!


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Great tour
We had a great trip! Guide was very knowledgeable.
Great tour
The tour toook us theough the center of kiev. We did not know what to expect but we got very good information about the coty/its people and the history. She also tool us to see some shops and pointed us to restaurants/bars.
Fabulous personalised tour!
I got lucky and was the only person on this tour so I was able to personalise it a bit to what I was interested to know about. Katerina, the guide from Green Tours Ukraine, was wonderful - knowledgeable about Ukrainian history and a pleasure to spend hours wandering the city center with. She also provided me with a lot of advice for the rest of my time in Kiev, along with where to shop/buy gifts for people. Would highly recommend the company she works for to anyone looking for a good tour at a very reasonable price.
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Tour operated by: Green Tour Ukraine