If you only have a short amount of time in Kiev, this is one of those things from a very small must-do list that you definitely have to explore. Situated in the very center, near three metro stations, near Kreshatik street, Perepichka won’t take a long time, but you will get a bit closer to Kiev’s soul.
Yes, of course, it is food. Only one location, although the huge popularity should have turned it into a chain already, it has gathered huge queues of locals and tourists, rich and poor, young and old for more than 15 years now.
So, simply, perepichka is a deep fried donut with a sausage inside. “Pffff, what’s so special and so unique?” – you will ask. But just spend 5 min of your time in a line (because the longest queue still moves very fast here), get 1-2 perepichka and a tomato juice, and you will see.