Posted by: João Leitão | July 21, 2009

Going shopping at Vinnikovskiy Market in Lviv Ukraine

This is one of my favourite places to go shopping for fresh produce here in Lviv. There’s just a bunch of old ladies with their homemade cheese, hand opened green peas, berries and organic vegetables. Also some small groceries stores.

Vinnikovskiy Market (Винниковский рынок – Vynnykovskyy Market) is located on Lychakivs’ka Street and the entrance to Solodova Street (Solodova connets north with Lysenka Street), after the Roman Catholic Church of St. Anthony of Padua.

To get there you can take Tram Number 2 from Rynok Square direction Lychakivs’ka Street (opposite direction of the Opera). Other possible trams are Number 7 and Number 8.

Vinnikovskiy Market in center Lviv Ukraine
Front entrance of Vinnikovskiy Market on Lychakivs’ka Street in Lviv Ukraine

This is a small market with around 50 vendors where you can find basically everything from fresh eggs, to different kinds of vegetables and fruit, meat, bread, many types of cheese, and some small shops sell the normal packed stuff. There’s one bakery and many people selling their own vegetables on the floor.

Last Sunday I got to buy and try for the first time in my life a fruit called Blackcurrant (Ribes nigrum). Maybe for many people these are normal fruits, but not for me. So I got half kilo. This Blackcurrant fruit has a very high vitamin C content of around 300% of the daily Value per 100g!!!, and offers good quantity of phosphorus, pantothenic acid (aka vitamin B5) iron and potassium. Sounds good hey?!

Vinnikovskiy Market in center Lviv Ukraine
Inside view of vegetables vendors inside Vinnikovskiy Market in Lviv Ukraine

Prices in Vinnikovskiy Market

  • 3 heads of fresh garlic = 3 UAH
  • 4 medium onions = 4 UAH
  • 1 kilo (2.2 pounds) of mushrooms = 18 UAH
  • 1 kilo (2.2 pounds) of peaches = 14,3 UAH
  • 300 grams (0.6 pounds) of green peas = 6 UAH
  • 0.5 kilo (1.1 pounds) fresh cheese = 6 UAH
  • 0.5 kilo (1.1 pounds) kg of blackcurrant = 10 UAH
  • 1kg kilo (2.2 pounds) of blueberries = 14 UAH
  • 1 mushroom pastry = 4 UAH
  • 1 wooden spoon = 3 UAH
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