Lviv is one of the main cities representing traditional Galician cuisine, which inherited culinary traditions from Romania, Poland, Austria, and other European countries. The most popular treat in local restaurants is various types of sausages, which can be served both cold and fried. Meat delicacies are complemented by a hearty potato garnish, some dishes are served in a very original way.
A must-try for fans of fish in Lviv restaurants is trout, which is prepared in dozens of different ways. The fish may be baked with mushrooms or cooked in sour cream, and some restaurants serve delicious trout soups. Mushroom dishes are also very widespread in local cuisine. On the menu, you can find mushroom soups, meat stews with mushrooms or just fresh forest mushrooms fried in batter.
Desserts that can be tasted in Lviv restaurants are striking in their variety. From Austria, locals inherited a love for strudel, and today it is served in literally all restaurants. The classic regional dessert is walnut strudel, while apples or cherries are used quite often too.
Those who expect to try more original sweets should look for chocolate-coated salo (lard). Such a combination of products may seem quite exotic to many foreign guests, but those many who have tried the original dessert note its savory and attractive taste. In local restaurants and cafes, you can also try traditional cheese pancakes (syrnyky). Each local chef will certainly cook them according to a special signature recipe. Syrnyky may be served with caramel and chocolate icing, various jams, fresh fruits and berries. The favorite option for many is syrnyky with delicate vanilla cream.