A lot of vegetarian and vegan visitors to St. Petersburg worry about finding places that cater to their dietary requirements. While it’s true that a lot of famous Russian dishes contain meat (think stroganoff, caviar and of course the chicken kiev), St. Petersburg has no shortage of meat-free dining. Here are a few top picks ...
After over four months of living in Russia in total, I have to say I’ve been pleasantly surprised at how easy it is to be a vegetarian here. My host family in Yaroslavl were not even taken aback by it, and I’ve only had one incident where I’ve had to argue that no it’s not ...
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 ...
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 ...
“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 ...
If you are looking for a more health-oriented restaurant that will not disappoint you, try Ukrop Saint Petersburg. This company already has 3 restaurants in Saint Petersburg, and I hope they open more. They are known for their creative vegetarian and vegan dishes, and they are all delicious. The restaurant’s décor is very warm and ...