Ukrainian cuisine is as flavorsome as it is richly diverse. The country is one of the largest in Europe, covering a land mass almost the size of Texas! Most people overlook its extensive culinary culture, assuming that the only truly great dish to originate in this region is the Ukrainian Borshch. This is not the case! Millennia of influence from Western Europe, Russia, North and Asia has given Ukraine a particularly rich and diverse array of foods, and its fertile soil has made it one of the best growers of fresh produce in the world!
NetCost Market wants to celebrate the amazingly diverse food styles, flavors and regional varieties that this country has to offer, which is why we are holding Ukrainian Food Weeks during the month of June. We will be offering specially selected Ukrainian products at discounted prices so you can make the most of exploring this exciting culinary culture. Below are just a few examples of classic Ukrainian dishes and products that you will be able to purchase or create at home with our fantastic offers, but make sure you come in store or check out our website to see the whole range!
Holubtsi – This classic Ukrainian dish can be served as a main meal along with a salad or as a finger food at parties and celebrations. It consists of stuffing cabbage leaves with either rice, vegetables or meat, and then cooking them in a rich tomato sauce or letting them soak in a vinaigrette marinade. During Ukrainian weeks, you’ll be able to find great deals on both packaged and in store made Holubtsi.
Chicken Kiev – People often forget that this is a Ukrainian classic (despite the clue being in the name). It is simple, filling, and oh so satisfying! Chicken breast wrapped around a stick or garlic butter and then breaded and baked, Chicken Kiev has made a name for itself around the world. Come in store and check out our selection of fresh and frozen premade Kievs, or better yet, purchase some lovely chicken breasts from our meat counter and make your own authentic Kievs at home!
Pampushky – The Ukrainian answer to jelly filled donuts! These sweet rolls are tossed in sugar and traditionally filled with rose preserve, poppy seed, or apricot filling. For those who have a sweet tooth, come in store and check out our wide range of Ukrainian sweets and open yourself up to a whole new world of delights!
Kefir – Kefir is a yogurt drink full of good bacteria and cultures for your digestive system. It is made using both yeast and lactobacillus bacteria, that produces a slightly sour flavor. However, straight from the refrigerator, this drink is surprisingly refreshing. Check out our dairy section today and grab yourself a cool refreshing bottle of Ukrainian Kefir!
Beer – Ukraine has a wide array of high-quality beers, which have been produced in the country for decades. Sarmat, Obolon, and Lvivske are just examples of some of the classic brands, but come in store during Ukrainian weeks to check out our wide selection and find some deals on a cold, refreshing brew to cool you down during this long, hot summer!
NetCost Market believe that celebrating food cultures from around the world is an important way to help our customers develop new interests in exciting cuisines. This is why, for a limited time only, we’re offering discounted prices on a wide selection of Ukrainian products as part of our Ukrainian Weeks celebration. Come in store and discover something new! You never know, you might just find your new favorite food or drink!