Suliko – Georigan in St. Petersburg

Suliko Restaurant / Ресторан “Сулико” Казанская 6 Daily 10:00-24:00 Meals from 500 rubles Sulikospb.ru If there’s one non-Russian national cuisine that you should sample while in Russia, it is Georgian. Even Pushkin, who claimed that...

WAVE Burgers in St. Petersburg

WAVE Burgers Apraksin Lane, 3 11AM-11PM Daily Meals from 900 rubles With a few months in St. Petersburg now under my belt, I’ve had a lot of opportunity to try new local and regional food....

History of Vegetarianism in Russia

The following article originally appeared in Russian on Vegetarianskij.ru. It has been translated and adapted by SRAS for presentation here. History of Vegetarianism in Russia The official coming of vegetarianism to Russia was inaugurated with...

All About Anticafes in St. Petersburg

Anticafes in St. Petersburg Hang out and meet locals Multiple Locations in St. Petersburg Russian: антикафе. Also called a free space (свободное пространство), time-club (тайм-клуб), or time-cafe (тайм-кафе) Anti-cafes are “free spaces” for you to...

Hochu Harcho in St. Petersburg

Hochu Harcho / Хочу Харчо Ginza.ru 24 hours Meals from 4 dollars This past weekend, I had some of the best food I have ever had the pleasure of eating. Fellow SRAS student Molly and...

Na Parakh Restaurant in St. Peterbsurg

Na Parakh Большой проспект П.С. дом 3 (угол со Зверинской ул.) Невский пр, дом 74-76 (вход с Литейного пр.) Open 24/7 Meals from 250 Rubles Naparah.ru For a cheap, tasty meal look no further than...

Salkhino Restaurant in St. Petersburg

Salkhino Restaurant / Салхино Ресторан Кронверкский Проспект 25 Daily 11:00-23:00 Meals from 400 Rubles Restoclub.ru St. Petersburg offers a large variety of ethnic cuisine outside of “Russian” food. Each republic of the former Soviet Union...

6 Ways to Beat the Heat During a Russian Summer

Russia isn’t known for being a particularly warm country, but summers can see many areas of Russia warm up to over 90 or 100 degrees Fahrenheit. St. Petersburg, nestled on the northern coast of the...

“Beautiful Green” Vegetarian Cafe in St. Petersburg

Beautiful Green/Прекасная Зелёная http://labelleverte.ru/ Моховая Улица 41 10:00-23:00 weekdays 11:00-23:00 weekends Meals from $7 Прекрасная Зеленая (Prekrasnaya Zelenaya; Beautiful Green) Café filled a hole in my heart I didn’t even realize was there. Everything about...

“Ideal Cup” Coffee Shop in St. Petersburg

Idealnaya Chashka/Идеалная Чашка http://idealcup.ru/ Садовая Ул. Д. 25 Mon-Fri 7am-11pm Sat-Sun 8am-11pm Lunch for around $10; Coffee/Tea for $3-5 Идеальная Чашка (Idealnaya Chashka; “Ideal Cup”) is the oldest and one of the most successful St....

I’m Thankful for Today Cafe and Bar in St. Petersburg

I’m Thankful for Today Cafe and Bar Гороховая ул., 24 10am-3am everyday Meals from $10   This small chain of restaurants in St. Petersburg offers an attractive atmosphere, friendly staff, and reasonably priced food. I...

Coffee Station: The Sweetest Coffee Shop in Saint Petersburg

Coffee Station http://vk.com/coffeestation 26, Некрасова ул., Saint Petersburg, Russia Hours of Operation: M-F 8.00 -22.30, Sat-Sun 9.00-22.30 Drinks from 70 rubles    I have a romanticized, film-inspired, over-the-top corny imagination. It leads my mind to...

Brooklyn Local Cafe in Saint Petersburg

Brooklyn Local Cafe наб. канала Грибоедова, 27 Mon-Fri 9:00-23:00 Sat 11:00-2:00 Sun 13:00-21:00 Meals from 111 Rubles http://vk.com/brooklynlocal The beautiful Bank Bridge or Griffin Bridge is a Saint Petersburg icon, frequently seen on postcards, tourist...

12 Russian Brands You Should Buy

Greetings dear readers! As this is an opinion piece, you should first know who I am: an American who finds marketing and pop culture fascinating and who has lived in Russia for more than 10...

The Hermitage Museum Staff Cafeteria

If you’re a student of Art and Museums in Russia, you probably already know the incredible opportunities it offers. Unprecedented access to one of the largest and most famed museums the world over is one...

Soviet Cafe, “Kvartirka” in St. Petersburg

Kvartirka/Квартирка Nevsky Prospekt 51 Metro Маяковская Naturally, there are still signs of the Soviet Union in St. Petersburg, or as the city was called about 20 years ago, Leningrad. However, it is still difficult to...

Kilikiya in St. Petersburg

Kilikiya/ Киликия  ул. Гороховая 26/40 Open 10:30 a.m-6 a.m. Meals range from 200-600 rubles Restorankilikiya.ru While my roommates and I enjoy traditional Russian food, we also like to explore other exotic fare. Therefore, we have designated “foreign...

Lenta in St.Petersburg

Лента/ Lenta ул. Уральская, 29 Open 24 hours “Hey, if you need to buy groceries, cleaning supplies, or whatever else, go to Lenta. It’s basically a Russian version of Wal-Mart!” My classmates have frequently expressed...

Stolovaya No. 1 Kopeika in St.Petersburg

Stolovaya No. 1 Kopeika/ Cтоловая No. 1 Kопейка ул. Итальянская, 17 Open 24 hours Meals from 100 rubles+  Since arriving in St. Petersburg, my fellow classmates and I have seen signs reading “stolovaya” (the Russian...

Ukrop Cafe in St.Petersburg

Ukrop/ Укроп улица Марата, 23 11:00-23:00 Meals from 400-600 rubles  As someone who prefers vegetarian dining options, I was thrilled to be invited to a sit-down vegetarian restaurant for a Russian-English conversation group meeting. Therefore, I’d...

Veganika Market in St. Petersburg

Veganika Market 7 Moskovsky Prospekt (Metro Sennaya Ploshad) Open daily from 12:00 p.m. to 8 p.m. http://veganika.ru/ Russian cuisine is perhaps best known for its pierogi, pelmeni, soups – and the sour cream that tops...

Biblioteka Restaurant Project in St. Petersburg

Biblioteka 20 Nevsky Prospekt (Metro Nevsky Prospekt) Open daily 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Meals from 230 rubles The future of St. Petersburg is looking pretty ambitious. Just look at “projects” like Etagi, Stirka, and...

SPB bar in St. Petersburg

SPB / СПВ 42 Seventh Line (Metro Vasileostrovskaya) Sun. – Thurs. 12 p.m. – 2 a.m. Fri. and Sat. 12 p.m. – 5 a.m. Meals from 109 rubles If you’re with a group of people...

Coffee House in St. Petersburg

Coffee House / Кофе Хауз 34 7th Line (Metro Vasileostrovskaya) and multiple locations Open 24 hours daily www.CoffeeHouse.ru Meals from 220 rubles One of the most prominent coffee shop chains in Russia is Coffee House,...

The Tolstiy Friar in St. Petersburg

Толстый Фраер / Tolstiy Friar 3 Dymskaya (Metro Gostiniy Dvor) Sunday – Thursday 10 a.m. – 1 a.m., Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. – 3 a.m. Tolstiy-fraer.ru Meals from 120 rubles Tolstiy Friar (The Fat...

Stolle in St. Petersburg

 Stolle / Штолле 11 Nevsky Prospekt (Metro Admiralteyskaya) Open daily 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. www.stolle.ru Meals from 160 rubles There is no shortage of places to find pierogi in St. Petersburg. Pierogi and piroshki...

Mexican Food in St. Petersburg

Tequila Boom 57 Voznesenski Ave. (on the corner of Voznesenski and the Fontanka) Other locations: 11 Komendantski Prospect and 42 Prosvesheniya Prospect Meals from 250 rubles When you put a Californian, a Texan, and a New...

Pyshki: Donuts in St. Petersburg

Пышки/Pyshki 25 Bolshaya Konushenaya, (Metro Nevsky Prospekt) Open 9 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. daily Snacks from 12 rubles You probably know the place is good when you post a picture of your food to Facebook...

Shoko Mokko Café in St. Petersburg

Кафеинниа <<Шоко Мокко>> / Shokko Mokko Café Open 24 hours, daily 6 Ploshad Tryda and citywide Internet and coffee – even during study abroad, many students find themselves in a constant search for this all-important...

Dom 7 Jazz Club in St. Petersburg

Dom 7 Jazz Club in St. Petersburg наб. канала Грибоедова, 7, nearest to Gostiniy Dvor metro station Monday – Thursday 10 a.m. – 11 p.m. Friday 10 a.m. – 2 a.m. Saturday 1:30 p.m. –...

Marketplace in St. Petersburg

Marketplace Невский пр., 24, м. Гостиный Двор 9:00 – 23:00 daily Meals from 120 р, $4 Marketplace is a great place to go for someone easing into the St. Petersburg experience. Just off the plane,...