Coronavirus pandemic caused the lock down of most public institutions in Kyiv. Most everything, except pharmacies, grocery shops, gas stations and hospitals in Kyiv is closed.
While many people who support the #stayathome movement are thinking how to survive at home, small businesses in Kyiv and other places are thinking how to survive at all. For many of them the only chance left is going online and offering deliveries. Here’s how you can support small businesses in Kyiv and enjoy your favorite food, drinks and everything else without leaving home.
FOOD&DRINKS DELIVERY IN KYIV
One of the most popular Georgian restaurants in Kyiv, Mama Manana offers the possibility to order georgian food in Kyiv online. The special offer during quarantine in Kyiv: make an order and get Achma khachapuri and Bagrationi cake as gift. Mama Manana works with Glovo, has its own delivery and app.
All pizza lovers still have a wide range of places to order pizza in Kyiv. However, if you want to eat your favorite dish, and, at the same time, do some charity, then Veterano Pizza, founded by Ukrainian veterans, is the right choice. The pizzeria is closed for visitors but offers pizza delivery in Kyiv, as well as an option to offer “suspended pizza” which means that you will order a pizza for the soldiers who take part in defending Ukraine or to the wounded. You can also order pizza for Ukrainian doctors who are helping to fight Covid 19 in Ukraine.
ProRock Pub, one of the most popular places to listen to live music in Kyiv offers “to go” option (pick up from a restaurant) or food and beer delivery in Kyiv (the pub explains that you can do it by using Glove and choosing a delivery option “Anything”). There is 20% discount for all the beers and ciders of 1L and more. ProRock is one of 24/7 bars and restaurants in Kyiv, however, during quarantine in Kyiv, the delivery works from 10:30 till 22:30.
Drunken Monkey Bar
Drunken Monkey Bar in Podil offers wide selection of craft beer in Kyiv. During quarantine, the bar offers food and craft beer delivery in Kyiv: if you live no more than 5 km from the Drunken Monkey, your order will be delivered for free. Orders under 600 UAH to be delivered for price coinciding with local taxi rate.
Drunken Monkey craft beer delivery in Kyiv works from 13:00 till 20:00.
Wood You Like Bar
Wood You Like Bar, one of the most popular cocktail bars in Podil is offering the first cocktails aid: the bartenders prepared the sets for making your best cocktails at home: you can order the alcohol and other ingredients to prepare Negroni, Old Fashioned, order Tequila+Sangrita set or simply experiment with all of them till the bar gets opened and welcomes you again. You can order cocktails sets though the bar’s Facebook page.
This trendy coffee place in Kyiv offers take away format of orders. Pre-order your favorite coffee or desert online, get the certain pick up time and come to get your order to one of the pick up places. Also, the baristas at TaKava are making online tutorials on brewing different kinds of coffee online. You can also order coffee beans and coffee making devices at TaKava.
Call Me Cacao
One of the most popular cacao places in Kyiv, Call me Cacao, offers take away drinks and works with Glovo Kyiv. If you pick up your order at the take away window, you get 10% discount. Except cacao, you can order desserts, soups, salads and shakes with ice cream. You can also order cacao to prepare it at home.
Those who want to eat Crimean Tatar food in Kyiv at affordable price, welcome to order it at Musafir! The restaurant offers take away format or food delivery (Glovo, Uber eats in Kyiv or Musafir own delivery).
Sofra is another restaurant offering delicious crimean tatar food in Kyiv. You can make an order using Glove, Uber Eats, menu.ua or directly from the restaurant (tel +380931237290) – in case of ordering directly, you will get a pleasant compliment from Sofra. Because of the quarantine, the restaurant does not have an opportunity to brew delicious Turkish coffee for you, but you can buy the special Turkish coffee pot and get a bag of branded SABA HAVESI coffee as a gift.
Since all the Vietnamese restaurants in Kyiv got closed because of quarantine in Ukraine, you have no other choice than enjoying delicious Asian food in Kyiv at home. Choose VietBar and select either take away option with 20% discount or order delivery (Uber Eats, Glovo or Raketa Kyiv).
Bali Bowl Cafe
Bali Bowl Cafe, one of the nicest Insta-cafes in Kyiv, popular among foodbloggers, got closed, but continues working in the format of deliveries. You can order delicious bowls in Kyiv, other dishes and coffee for free if you leave within 1 km distance from the cafe, or pay for the delivery if you leave more far. The cafe also started the charity action during quarantine in Kyiv: they are delivering fresh juices and coffee for Kyiv ambulance crews.
If you want to treat yourself or your beloved ones with delicious home made brownies, and do some charity things, then Veterano Brownie is what you need. The cozy cafe in Podil closed, but accepts online or call orders, and also offers you “suspended brownies” that you can send to the infectious wards of Ukrainian hospitals. You can also support cafe by ordering deposit for coffee that you can use later (includes the certificate for 10 drinks) or the certificate for Brownie cooking master class with one of the founders of Veterano Brownie, Roman Nabozhniak.
This is Пивбар
The beer lovers can order beer in Kyiv online from This is Пивбар with a huge discount during quarantine. Orders worth of 250 UAH and more are delivered for free. Except a wide range of beers, the bar offers food delivery in different districts of Kyiv.
Tarantino Family restaurants in Kyiv (Murakami, Spezzo, Khachapuri i Vino) closed for quarantine, but 15 restaurants of the company keep working for the delivery. The restaurants are now focused on pizza and sushi, as these dishes are usually the most popular among online orders.
This trendy cafe&bar got closed for the time of quarantine in Kyiv and offers Uber eats delivery or their own delivery for those who live in Shevchenkivsky district of Kyiv. You can order food&drinks and get 20% discount if you are ordering the whole pie.
If you want to get Ukrainian national food delivered right to your home, then try Ukrainian food delivery from SHO restaurant in Kyiv. Enjoy your favorite Chicken Kyiv, delicious varenyky or Lviv syrnyk just as usual. The restaurant works with UberEast, Raketa or offers their own food delivery in Kyiv if you live within 1 km distance from the SHO restaurant.
Spicy No Spicy
If you are craving for Asian food in Kyiv, try something from the Spicy No Spicy menu. You can ask for delivery or use the take away format offered by a restaurant. Spicy No Spicy gathered with Odessa restaurant in Kyiv and are also delivering freshly baked bread, coffee, the dishes of European cuisine.
Another option for Asian food lovers in Kyiv is Kitaika. The restaurant offers their own asian food delivery in Kyiv or Glovo delivery. For now they offer only hot dishes to make sure all the ingredients will be thermally treated.
Flowers delivery Kyiv
Everybody who has ever visited Kyiv knows that flowers business in Ukraine is a huge thing: there’s a flowers shop near each metro station, kiosk and literally every 50 meters. With the coronavirus quarantine in Ukraine, the shops closed their doors for the visitors and focused on deliveries. Here are some of the best websites to send flowers in Kyiv.
Solo Mia Flowers Kyiv
SoloMia Flowers shop in Kyiv is a great example of getting high-end personal service while buying from a small business. This lovely small shop is a combination of a cafe and flowers, located in one of the greenest districts of Kyiv – Holosiivsky district.
Therefore, for those who live in Holosiivsky district, Solomia flowers offers free flowers delivery in Kyiv. But the friendly staff can also organize delivery to any other district of Kyiv for a reasonable price.
Here you can order a great bouquet or flowers composition for your loved ones, or simply ask them for fresh flowers for your home – the florists can order your favorite flowers just for you, even if right now they do not have it in stock.
For those who want to buy flowers Kyiv the company Camelia is one of the best options. The company closed most of their shops for the quarantine time and offers to order online or by calls. During quarantine Camelia offers free delivery and many pleasant discounts. Every couple of days you can find new deals for flower delivery in Kyiv.
All the Kyiv flower shops of Camellia Nova are closed for quarantine but working online. The company offers great flowers compositions and bouquets. Orders of 500 UAH and higher are delivered for free. Besides delivering flowers, the company also takes part in Covid 19 charity deliveries, such as food delivery for poor in Boyarka.
Don Pion offers fresh flowers in Kyiv, gifts and sweets, plants for you and your beloved ones. You can also buy flowers subscription and get a blooming gift every month. During quarantine you can get your Don Pion flower delivery in Kyiv for free.
Not only Dicentra Flowers started huge bouquets sales in Kyiv, they also organized a charity campaign to give help to the Ukrainian Institute of Epidemiology. The collected money will be used to buy the lacking remedies for doctors and patients. Dicentra Flowers is planning to get back to work after the end of quarantine in Kyiv.
The dedicated florists of Rybka Flowers can prepare for you unique bouquets of different price range, heartful postcards and presents. Rybka Flowers also offers the services of florist wedding decorations in Kyiv. During quarantine in Ukraine, Rybka Flowers also does some charity activities, like buying flowers from elderly people to support them during these uneasy times.
Kyiv delivery services
Kyiv delivery services are getting more deliveries during quarantine in Ukraine, however they manage to cope with their tasks. You can always order food and drinks online in Kyiv using Uber Eats, Glovo, Raketa delivery, Menu ua, Ekipazh Service
Kyiv postal services
According to quarantine rules, the post services in Ukraine are not locked down and keep working. If you need to send something, you can use UkrPoshta or Nova Poshta. The services of the last one are a bit more expensive, however, your parcel will be delivered a bit faster.
Also Nova Poshta canceled the fee for keeping the parcels in their offices during quarantine in Ukraine. Make sure you have a mask if you are visiting any of the postal offices if you want the workers to let you in.
With all my love to walking tours in Kyiv i fully support #stayathome movement so that we could cope with Coronavirus faster and get back to travelling. I am currently working on new Kyiv alternative tours and certificates that you can use to book Awesome or Awful Kyiv tours in the future. Let’s support each other in these difficult times. Stay Awesome – Stay At Home!