Evrasia: Central Asian Food in St. Pete

Evrasia / Евразия Невский проспект, 13 Eats for ~$4.00 After a few hours of exploring the Hermitage, SRAS students Sarah, Laura and I had worked up an appetite and decided to look for an inexpensive...

Zhili Bili: A Taste of Everything in St. Pete

Zhili Bili / Жили-Были Невский проспект, 52. (See Map) Meals for ~$8.00 Once upon a time, two intrepid SRAS students decided to explore affordable options in the very center of Saint Petersburg, near the Gostiny...

Set’ Pivnikh Barov: Exotic Pub Food in St. Pete

Set’ Pivnikh Barov / Сеть Пивных Баров Садовая ул., 14. (See Map) Meals for ~$6.50 and up For this installment of Cheap Eats I finally made it to the restaurant with the chicken hearts that...

Cheburechnaya: Working Class Food in St. Pete

Cheburechnaya / Чебуречная Васильевский Остров, 6-я линия, дом 19. (See Map) Meals for ~$6.50 and up After visting the Kunstkamera, a bizarre collection of biological specimans gathered by Peter the Great’s personal (and apparently a...

Chinese Cafe: Hidden in St. Petersburg

Chinese Cafe / Китайское Кафе Садовая ул., 22 (inside the market). (See Map) Eats for $3.33 This one is a bit more hidden and off-the-beaten-path than any other cafe I’ve visited in St. Petersburg. A...

Cafe Retro: Quick Lunch in St. Pete

Cafe Retro / Кафе Ретро Большой проспект, 62. (See Map) Lunch for ~$5 From the intersection of the 8th and 9th Lines in St. Petersburg, if you walk southwest down Bolshoi Prospekt you’ll find across...

Cafe Tam Tam: Quick Lunch in St. Pete

Cafe Tam Tam / Кафе Там Там Спасский переулок, 7. (See Map) Eats for ~$6.50 and up On a relatively quiet section of Spasskaya Street, Cafe Tam Tam boasts a bright orange and yellow sign that...

Cafe Laura: Cheap Eats Near the Dorms!

Cafe Laura / Кафе Лаура Наличная ул., 14. (See Map) Business Lunch for ~$7.00 You’d have a hard time ending up here unless you happened to be walking between the loading dock at Morskoi Voksal...

Cafe Almaz: Uzbek in St. Pete

Кафе Алмаз  Заставская ул., 25. (See Map) Uzbek and Central Asian Dishes Meals for ~$7.00 and up Following weeks of safe, standard local culinary options, this week it was time to venture into the world...

Frikadelki: Hearty Cheap in St. Pete

Frikadelki / Фрикадельки  ВО, 7-я линия, 34/2 (See Map) Coffee House and Cafeteria-Style Dining Meals for ~$6.00 and up Situated near Vasileostrovskaya Metro Station, Frikadelki (which means “Meatballs” in Russian) is a charming two-story establishment...

Chainaya Lozhka: Fast Blini in St. Pete

Chainaya Lozhka / Чайная Ложка   ВО, Средний проспект, 44 (See Map) Blini, Salads, and More Eats for ~$1.00 and up Fridays have become “blin days” for me – when I treat myself to the delicious,...

Emelya: Nostalgia and Convenience in St. Pete

Emelya /  Емеля 7-я линия ВО, д. 24 (See Map) Russian Cafeteria-Style Dining Meals for ~$6.00 and up Nostalgia and Convenience Emelya is part of a growing number of cafeteria-style restaurants in Russia. These are...

Teremok: Fast Blini in St. Pete

Teremok / Теремок 7-ая Линия ВО, Д.42 (See Map) Russian Fast Food! Eats for $1.50 and up At one point or another, every foreign student studying in St. Petersburg asks the same question: Where can...

Li Du: Chinese in St. Pete

Li Du / Ли Ду В.О. 1-я линия, 18/2 (See Map) Traditional Chinese Dishes Meals for $8+12 and more Li Du attracts my friends and me for a few different reasons. Firstly, its location is...

Lagidze: Georgian in St. Pete

Lagidze / Лагидзе 3 Blinskogo ul. (See Map) Georgian Traditional Foods and Cuisines Meals for $10-12 Cafe Lagidze is a Georgian restaurant just off the beaten path, located minutes away from both the Fontanka River...

Pel’ & Men’: Quick Pelmeni in St. Pete

Pel’ & Men’ / Пель & Мень 43 Моховая ul. (See Map) Cheap Pelmeni, Soups, Salads Meals for $4-9 This “hole-in-the-wall”, or better – “hole-in-the-floor,” restaurant is located in a basement on the same quiet...

Pirogof: Russian Pies in St. Pete

Pirogof / Пирогоф 26 Srednii Prospect (See Map) Russian Pies, Traditional Foods $2 Hearty Snacks, Meals for $5-9 When asked to participate in SRAS’s new project “Cheap Eats” I knew exactly what location I would...