/Belarusian cuisine

Belarusian cuisine

Top Belarusian dishes

Kholodnik (traditional cold soup. The traditional ingredients are beets, fresh cucumbers and eggs. It is usually served with boiled potatoes and sour cream);

Meat solyanka (The ingredients are beef tongue, ham, onion, canned cucumber, capers, olives, lemon, sour cream, greens);

“Neman Sudak” (pike perch fillet, stewed in cream, with added mushrooms, onions and cranberries);

Draniki with sour cream. Draniki is one of the most recognizable and favorite dishes of the Belarusian cuisine. Although potato pancakes with similar recipes are prepared in different countries, Belarusian draniki have gained popularity due to the special taste, national culinary secrets and properties of Belarusian potato – Bulba. The uniqueness of Belarusian potatoes lies in its excellent culinary qualities and high starch content, which makes the dishes especially tasty;

Babka. This potato casserole was appropriated in their national cuisine by different peoples: Jews, Ukrainians, Belarusians, Lithuanians, Germans. It is said that the liar and braggart Baron Munchausen also tasted such a dish – and called it “cugel”. In a word, babka is well-known and eaten everywhere, and it was prepared in different ways: from mashed potatoes, grated potatoes, add chopped meat, chicken meat, mushrooms, pork ears, vegetables, cottage cheese;

Kolduny. Belarusian kolduny is a well-known dish since the times of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania. Traditionally, kolduny is prepared from flour dough, in which a variety of fillings is “sealed”. According to one version, this method of cooking could come to the Belarusian lands from the West. According to another version, a similar dish (“kundumy”) was brought from the East by the Tatars, who settled here in the time of Prince Vytautas. However, today it is difficult to determine who was the first, because we can find the” relatives” of kolduny in different cuisines of the world: dumplings, ravioli, manti, khinkali…

Machanka (pancakes, pork ribs, onions, brisket, mushrooms, dill);

Farmer cheese fritters with sour cream.

Top Belarusian beverages

Cranberry water «Mors»

Bread Kvass

Берёзовый сок.

Restaurants

  • Kuhmistr

40 Karl Marks street.

Working hours: Mon-Sun 12:00-23:00.

The average bill is 12-15 euro. In German Kuhmistr is a “master, or master of the kitchen”. The restaurant specializes in Belarusian and Lithuanian (cuisine of the nobility, citizens, and clergy of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania) cuisine. https://www.kuhmistr.by/


  • Kamyanitsa

18 Pervomayskaya street.

Working hours: Mon-Sun 12:00-23:00.

The average bill is 10-12 euro. The interior and music allow you to plunge into the atmosphere of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania.  http://www.kamyanitsa.by/


  • Gray café

33 Internatsionalnaya street.

Working hours: Mon-Sun 12:00-23:00.

The average bill is 12-15 euro.

A chain of restaurants “Vasilki”. Working hours: Mon-Sun 08:00-23:00. The average bill is 10-15 euro. The interior of the restaurants is stylized as a Belarusian hut, where you will find comfortable benches and birches native to every Belarusian. https://www.vasilki.by/


  • Draniki

4 Svobody Square.

Working hours: Mon-Sun 11:00-23:00.

The average bill is 14-18 euro. In addition to Belarusian dishes, you can also taste traditional drinks and liqueurs. Here you can taste homemade kvass, cranberry juice, liqueurs in Belarusian traditions, which have already been highly appreciated by visitors.


  • Litviny

119 Pobediteley Avenue.

Working hours: Mon-Sun 11:00-23:00.

The average bill is 12-15 euro. New national cuisine based on old Belarusian traditions. https://litviny.by/


  • Ahinski

12 Voronyanskogo street.

Working hours: Mon-Sun 12:00-23:00.

The average bill is 14-18 euro. Here you can taste dishes of national cuisine with the author’s revision.


  • Slavyanski kut

2 Berestyanskaya street.

Working hours: Mon-Sun 12:00-23:00.

The average bill is 12-15 euro. The best dishes of Slavic peoples are presented in this restaurant.


  • Grunvald

19 Karl Marks street.

Working hours: Mon-Fri 08:00-00:00; Sat-Sun 10:00-00:00.

The average bill is 15-22 euro. https://www.grunvaldcafe.com/


  • Rakauski brovar

10 Vitebskaya street.

Working hours: Sun-Wed 12:00-00:00; Thu-Sat 12:00-01:00.

The average bill is 15-18 euro. https://brovar.by/