The 9 Best Street Food Spots in Odessa

Breakfast Bagel|©Lara604/Flickr
Breakfast Bagel|©Lara604/Flickr
Photo of Maria Sibirtseva
25 December 2017

When coming to the port city for the long-awaited holidays, waiting long hours in the restaurants is a crime. In order to spend more time swimming in the Black Sea and sunbathing, check out the list of these street food places in Odessa where you can always pop in for a quick meal or takeaway.

Tyulka

Bistro, Seafood, Street Food, Beer, $$$
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A street food spot with Odessa colour. The interior is designed in the style of a Soviet buffet with simple wooden furniture and vintage decor, like old scales and phones. They serve mainly alcoholic drinks and sandwiches with tulle, herring, lard and sausages. For those eager to try classic dishes of Soviet cuisine, one can order various salads called shuba (herring, mayonnaise and vegetables), olivye (a mixture of potatoes, pickles, bologna and many other ingredients) or pelmeni (dumplings).

Truckttoria

Food Truck, American, Street Food, $$$
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Truckttoria is the first street food spot of a kind. It is a combination of a well-known Italian trattoria in a food truck that has a signature cuisine. Truckttoria serves all the popular food, from burgers to pasta, made from fresh natural products. Despite being a street food place, the dishes are way better than the traditional fast food. Mediterranean-style healthy and tasty dishes will definitely make you fall in love with Truckttoria.

Str'eat Dog's

Food Kiosk, Middle Eastern, Street Food, $$$

Str’eat Dog’s is a fast-food kiosk in the heart of Odessa. Except for eating in, it also offers delivery and takeaway. A place is an affordable option, in case you’ve missed the breakfast or didn’t have time for a proper lunch. It will save you time and make you full in a matter of seconds. In Str’eat Dog’s you will be welcomed with friendly personnel and extremely affordable prices.

Vegano Hooligano

Bistro, Restaurant, Middle Eastern, Street Food, Vegan, Vegetarian, $$$
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You should have already heard about Vegano Hooligano; it has street food spots in Kiev and Lviv. The cafe is a meeting point for all the vegetarians and vegans of Odessa, offering delicious hearty food and pleasant prices at the same time. Moreover, they cook without meat, fish, eggs, milk and try to introduce the advantages of such a way of life to their guests. In Vegano Hooligano you can eat on the spot and order a comprehensive lunch with delivery to the office or home.

Soup Station

Cafe, European, Street Food, Vegan, Vegetarian, $$$

The aim of the Soup Station is to surprise you with the immense taste diversity of these first courses. You can try Italian gazpacho, Hungarian bogracs, Ukrainian borscht or any otherworld’s famousinterpretation of thedish. In addition, it is a great alternative to the classic fast food, which is not only tasty but also nourishing and organic. After trying soups from the Soup Station, you will wish you had them for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Hummus Bar

Market, Middle Eastern, Street Food, Vegan, Vegetarian, $$$

Hummus Bar is a mix of Jewish and Odessa cuisines. You can order different kinds of hummus, cooked with beetroot, lemons, paper or avocado, as well as falafel, salads and meze (a selection of dishes served to accompany alcoholic drinks). Hummus Bar has a perfect location for food lovers; it is situated in the most visited venue by the locals and tourists – the Street Food Market. Dishes at Hummus Bar might not make you totally full, but for sure it will make you totally satisfied.

Symbios

European, French, Street Food, $$$

If you are looking for a quick snack, Symbios is a must-visit for you. The street food venue cooks mainly croissants from puff pastry content with butterfat (82% fat) content and from whole-grain flour. Such a recipe makes their baked good real works of art. Once you’ve tried their food, you will surely want more. There are two options: plain croissant (salty or sweet) or choose your own filling.

Pelmeni Moni

European, Street Food, $$$

Pelmeni Moni serves classic and coloured handmade pelmeni (dumplings) and vareniki (dish of traditional Ukrainian cuisine), from natural products of the highest quality. The peculiarity of the food is its production: pelmeni are made of incredibly thin dough, therefore it takes only 2-3 minutes for them to get ready. Pelmeni Moni won’t make you wait. The signature dish is the mix of dumplings with different fillings. So you can try it with chicken, cheese, pork, lamb, beef and much more.

Eleven Dogs

Market, American, Street Food, Coffee, $$$
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Eleven Dogs is a gastro bar with unique recipes for hot dogs, the best cocktail card in the city and unusual desserts, made exclusively from natural ingredients. There are 11 kinds of signature hot dogs that are served along with french fries, coleslaw and different sauces. Fans of healthy food can eat a vegetarian hot dog. The biggest advantage of the venue is the bottomless cups of coffee in the morning and unlimited Coke during the day.