The Best Russian Meat-Free Meals

Russian cuisine is delicious and varied, but meat does play a large role in the national diet. After all, this is a country famous for its kotleti (котлеты), shashlik (шашлык), and borscht (борщ). So how can a vegetarian try some traditional Russian food? Surprisingly, meat-free meals aren’t that hard to find, and plenty of dishes… Continue reading

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Fat Pumpkin

Fat Pumpkin

Fat Pumpkin The Fat Pumpkin – In Latvian Resnais Kirbis – is a vegetarian restaurant located in the old town of Riga. They serve innovative veggi options and the service is extremely friendly and helpful. The Fat Pumpkin is one of the few dedicated vegetarian and vegan restaurants in Riga. They serve some of the… Continue reading

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More than just Cosmetics: Lush Russia

Lush Russia

More than just Cosmetics: Lush Russia When I studied abroad during university and started to feel a bit homesick, I had the perfect cure: go to a Brithish Lush Russia shop. That may seem strange to most but having worked for Lush as a sales assistant, the smell of their shops is like the smell… Continue reading

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Fresh Restaurant: Moscow Food Review

Fresh Restaurant

A Visit to Фрещ Restaurant Another episode of my Russian vegetarian journey led me to Fresh Restaurant! My friends and I were headed to Fresh on Bolshaya Dmitrovka, near the city center. There are two other locations in Moscow, and you can order some of their menu items online (Russian and English). Fresh is known… Continue reading

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Moscow Vegetarian Expo – Oct 1 & 2

Moscow Vegetarian

“So, are you going to eat meat while you’re in Russia?” If it’s possible, I believe everyone I have ever met asked me this question as I prepared for my journey.  My commitment to vegetarianism was questioned so many times that I genuinely believed I would give in while abroad. I became convinced that the… Continue reading

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