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Veganism in Ukraine

You might want to rent a facility with your own kitchen in Ukraine, also consider to bring along your small format blender to make your own plant milk. Don’t expect to find plant-based milks in the supermarkets, in fact, don’t expect to find much vegan stuff in the supermarkets at all. Beware of “V” labels, they don’t always mean vegan, see LOCAL BRANDS page.

Vegetables are usually sold at farmers’ markets functioning summer and winter alike, though since they sell seasonal produce only, in winter you will see mostly cabbages, pickles and potatoes. If you are travelling in the countryside, people will sometimes display their own harvest on the road or their front yards in the summer to sell their surplus. In Kiev, you may find very well stocked stores, which most people will not use since they cannot afford it, but you may want to go there to splurge on more than one kind of fruits (usually apples) for once.

As you may have guessed, veganism is not common in the Ukraine and vegan restaurants are scarce, though you will always find at least one pure vegan restaurant in each major cities. Should you be there during lent or other fasting periods (many), try the orthodox fasting food, which is almost always vegan.

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