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10 Things to eat in St. Petersburg and where

If you are in St. Petersburg you cannot miss the traditional Russian dishes!
La Russian gastronomy is very simple and not very varied: the main dishes are almost all soups, but the toppings are really tasty and the flavors really great. In Russia you can find everything: fresh seasonal vegetables, fine meats, sea and freshwater fish of great taste. If you thought Russia was just caviar, you'll have to change your mind!

Don't miss the chance to eat like real Russians and remember to end your dinner with a shot of vodka to aid digestion.



Index

  1. Sirniki
  2. Blini
  3. Kasha
  4. Borsch
  5. Solyanka
  6. Kharcho
  7. Ski
  8. Rassolnik
  9. Okroshka
  10. Kompot
  11. Where to eat in St. Petersburg: best restaurants, typical bars and street food
  12. User questions and comments

1 - Sirniki

Fritelline with a mixture of eggs, ricotta and a pinch of flour. The original recipe wants them strictly fried in oil but today there is a lighter version that sees them cooked in the oven. The ricotta is pressed and sieved many times, so as to almost exclude the need to add flour. Sirniki can be prepared with simple dough or with the addition of fillings, such as raisins, carrots, apples, apricots, pears or other.

  • Recommended to: Breakfast
  • Average cost: € 7,00
  • Main ingredients: ricotta and eggs

2 - Blini

It is the Russian version of pancakes, although the thickness is closer to French crepes. A mixture of water, eggs and flour cooked on a plate and served with anything you want: from honey to fresh fruit, from cheeses to salami, without forgetting mushrooms and caviar.



  • Recommended to: Breakfast
  • Average cost: € 7,00
  • Main ingredients: eggs and flour

3 - Kasha

Basically what the British call it porridge! Historically it was buckwheat but today it also includes oats, rye and barley. It is prepared by frying meat or fish and vegetables quickly with butter or lard, then the preparation is put in the oven with cereals, herbs and water. You can choose a more soupy or denser result, depending on your taste.

  • Recommended to: Breakfast
  • Average cost: € 10,00
  • Main ingredients: cereals

4 - Borsch

The borsch is one beetroot soup (which gives it its typical red color) with other vegetables, such as carrots, mushrooms, cabbage, onions, potatoes, and meat, with a choice of beef, chicken and pork.

  • Recommended to: lunch and dinner
  • Average cost: € 20,00
  • Main ingredients: beets

5 - Solyanka

Solyanka is one typical Russian soup which can be prepared with meat, fish or mushrooms, depending on your tastes.
With regard to the meat soup, the beef, sausages and chicken are browned together with olives, onions, tomato and spices and then the edge is added without causing it to boil.
In the fish versioninstead, salmon and freshwater prawns are used cooked directly in the broth with the vegetables.
For the one with mushroomsfinally, the cabbage is cooked with butter, vinegar and tomatoes and the onions and mushrooms are heated separately. All this is combined with the broth and passed in the oven.



  • Recommended to: lunch and dinner
  • Average cost: € 20,00
  • Main ingredients: meat, fish or mushrooms

6 - Kharcho

La kharcho soup contains beef, rice, myrobalan purée and nuts, and finally spiced with fresh coriander. Beef can be substituted for lamb or goose, depending on the recipes.

  • Recommended to: lunch and dinner
  • Average cost: € 20,00
  • Main ingredients: meat and rice

7 - Ski

Skiing is a typical Russian soup with a sour taste donated by the cabbage which is used both for the preparation of the soup itself and for the realization of the sauces used to season the other vegetables present in the soup. The soup is made by placing raw vegetables in beef broth and is topped with sour cream and served alongside black bread.

  • Recommended to: lunch and dinner
  • Average cost: € 20,00
  • Main ingredients: beef and cabbage

8 - Rassolnik

The rassolnik is one soup made from salted cucumbers and a pickle of cucumbers to which potatoes, rice, pearl barley, buckwheat and meat offal or pieces of fish are added.

  • Recommended to: lunch and dinner
  • Average cost: € 20,00
  • Main ingredients: cucumbers and meat

9 - Okroshka

Okroshka is a typical one soup to be served cold: a mix of raw and cooked vegetables, with eggs, beef or veal, sausages and ham and kvass, an alcoholic drink obtained from the fermentation of rye bread. In the traditional recipe, the soup is served with sour cream.



  • Recommended to: lunch and dinner
  • Average cost: € 15,00
  • Main ingredients: meat and eggs

10 - Kompot

The kompot is one analcoholic drink which can be served hot or cold, depending on the season. It is a fruit infusion, such as strawberries, apricots, peaches, apples, rhubarb, gooseberries, and sour cherries. It is drunk as a digestive after a meal or for pure pleasure during the day.

  • Recommended to: always
  • Average cost: € 5,00
  • Main ingredients: fruit infusion

Where to eat in St. Petersburg: best restaurants, typical bars and street food

Russian cuisine today it is a melange of ancient traditions and flavors, Asian influences and European influences.
It is a typically very tasty cuisine and not the lightest, and although it is often imagined as lacking in variety, it actually reserves many surprises for those who decide to sit down at the table in a restaurant in one of the splendid Russian cities like St. Petersburg.
In this huge city it is not at all difficult to find characteristic places where you can eat well, spend little and taste genuine recipes. Between borsch and blinis, kasha and sirniki, here is where to taste the most characteristic Russian flavors in the restaurants of St. Petersburg.

1 - Podvor'ye

  • Description- Inn-style restaurant, serving excellent homemade products and exclusive wines
  • specialty: typical Russian, in a traditional atmosphere
  • Average price: from € 25,00 per person
  • Address: Get directions - Facebook page

2 - Mari Vanna

  • Description: restaurant of the late eighteenth century, with original floors where you can taste typical recipes
  • specialty: breakfasts
  • Average price: from € 8,00 per person
  • Address: Get directions - Facebook page

3 - Teplo

  • Description: restaurant with a welcoming atmosphere with an external space and internal areas decorated in an original and warm way
  • specialty: Russian cuisine, blini
  • Average price: from € 20,00 per person
  • Address: Get directions - Facebook page

4 - Mamalyga

  • Description- Traditional Georgian cuisine restaurant
  • specialty: khinkali, stuffed ravioli
  • Average price: from € 25,00 per person
  • Address: Get directions - Facebook page

5 - Gosti

  • Description: restaurant on two floors and furnished in an original and welcoming way
  • specialty: Russian specialties, traditional soups and desserts
  • Average price: from € 20,00 per person
  • Address: Get directions - Facebook page
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