Where to Find Food That Locals Eat in Sochi

Pelmeni| © Daria-Yakovleva / Pixabay
Pelmeni| © Daria-Yakovleva / Pixabay
The city of Sochi is in the southern part of the Russian Federation and is famous for the warm climate. The area also has an impressive number of cafés and food markets that are not to be missed. Here are some of the places where you’ll find the Sochi locals stopping in for a bite.

For Snacks and Lavash

Head to the Sochi Central Market in the Adler neighbourhood for plenty of free samples from local vendors. Choose from some of the best churchkhelas (traditional Georgian candle-shaped candies), fruits, vegetables and baked lavash, the main bread of this region.

For Khinkali and Caucasian Salads

When you’re in Sochi, do as the locals do and head to Khmeli & Suneli, one of the most famous spots for cuisine from the Caucasus region and some of the best khinkali and salads in the town. This restaurant offers visitors a perfect combination of Caucasian and European courses seasoned with Georgian and Armenian spices.

For the Best Coffee in the City

Start your morning with a visit to Surf Coffee, a popular chain. Try the amazing coffee with some of their delicious pastries and Russian pancakes with honey and yoghurt. Another local hot spot is WOOD Coffee, where you can treat yourself to traditional Russian breakfast options, including sandwiches with caviar from a local trout farm and pancakes with nuts and various toppings.


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