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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Hello Moscow! My name is Sam Cramer, a new intern at Liden & Denz Moscow. I am a post-graduate from the United States here to improve my Russian language skills (starting from scratch, to be honest). During the summer of 2012 I spent a month in Moscow with my university and instantly fell in love ...
Vegetarian Diet in Moscow: It’s Possible! Vegetarianism as a lifestyle choice has risen significantly over the last decade, and contrary to what some may think, Moscow has plenty of options to satisfy the travelling herbivore. While some Russians may give you a funny look if you mention the words vegetarian (вегетарианец) or vegan (веган), many ...