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 the opening of the first vegetarian society. This was in Saint-Petersburg in the mid-1860s. The society was humorously called “Ни […]

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Vegan in Moscow: Anna Westby’s Story

While there are far fewer vegans and vegetarians in Russia than there are in the US, and while being a vegan in Moscow is still a bit of an oddity, vegetarianism and veganism in Russia is on the rise. Resultantly, the number of eating establishments that cater to vegans and vegetarians are also on the […]

Pizza Express in Moscow

Пицца экспресс/Pizza Express Москва, Новокузнецкая, 40 Телефон: +7 (495) 951-22-88 Hours: 12:00-24:00 каждый день (Everyday) Pricing ranges from $6 to $15 per item www.pizzaexpress.ru.com During my time in Moscow, I have tried to focus on staying away from restaurants that offer entrees I could easily be served in America. That being said, two completely different […]

Pirogovaya M. V. Rogova – Pies Near MGU in Moscow

 Pirogovaya M. V. Rogova/Пироговая М.В.Рогова г. Москва, пр-т Вернадского, д. 9/10. м. «Университет» (выход из центра зала) Тел.: 8(495)782-70-12, 8(499)131-87-72. Hours of Operation (Seven days a week): 11:00 – 22:00   Meals from $8 www.pirogovaya.ru After class at МГУ (Moscow State University), a few of us students found ourselves quite hungry for lunch. We checked GoogleMaps and […]

Restaurant Rimon in Moscow

Restaurant “Rimon”/Ресторан «Римон» 8 (499) 623-50-12 Большой Спасоглинищевский переулок 10 (closest metro: Китай-Город) Sunday through Thursday: 11:00 to 23:00 meals starting from $6 meat; under the supervision of the Chief Rabbinate of Russia (R’ Adolf Shayevich) I was not planning to visit Rimon that night, but it happened to be the kosher restaurant closest by […]

Avocado: Vegetarian in Moscow

Avocado / Авокадо Чистопрудный бульвар, 12/2 м. Чистые Пруды (See Map) Meals for ~$10 and up, business lunch for $7 To find Avocado simply come out of the Chistie Prudy station, stay to the right, and walk down the street. You’ll run into the restaurant in about a quarter of a mile or so. They […]

King’s Falafel: Vegetarian Friendly in Moscow

King’s Falafel / Королевский фалафель ul. Usacheva 32/36 Metro Sportivnaya (See Map) Middle Eastern: Traditional & Fusion Snacks for $4; Meals for $8-10 In my hometown of Anchorage, Alaska, there is only one place to get falafel—a tiny little roadside café named “Falafel King.” The best place to get falafel in Moscow is a tiny […]

Vegetarian in Moscow

By Audrey Wood Audrey Wood is a freelance translator and journalist living and working in Moscow. She is also a devout vegetarian. We asked her to share some of her thoughts on being vegetarian abroad. Note: this focuses on Moscow, but our St. Petersburg Guide has info on vegetarian restaurants in Russia’s other capital! See our […]

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