St. Petersburg Travel Guide

Get ready to challenge all your pre-conceived notions of Russian life. Andrew's taking a culinary tour through St. Petersburg, the cultural capitol of Russia.


Activities
Kuznechny Market
In the heart of the city, Andrew tries local foods including pickled bull's heart tomatoes, Vobla (dried herring with the egg sac still intact) and pork terrine made with pistachios and tongue.
  • Kuznechny Pereulok 3
  • Saint Petersburg, Saint Petersburg 191002 Russia

Kuznechny Market

In the heart of the city, Andrew tries local foods including pickled bull's heart tomatoes, Vobla (dried herring with the egg sac still intact) and pork terrine made with pistachios and tongue.
Kuznechny Pereulok 3 Saint Petersburg, Saint Petersburg, Russia
Phone: +11 7 812 312 4161
Blinnie Ostrova
After stopping at a road-side kvas stand, Andrew tastes St. Petersburg's most famous street food, blinis. Andrew tries blini stuffed with herring and then learns how to make them at Blinnie Ostrova.
  • St. Petersburg, Russia
  • Saint Petersburg, Saint Petersburg Russia

Blinnie Ostrova

After stopping at a road-side kvas stand, Andrew tastes St. Petersburg's most famous street food, blinis. Andrew tries blini stuffed with herring and then learns how to make them at Blinnie Ostrova.
St. Petersburg, Russia Saint Petersburg, Saint Petersburg, Russia

Hotels
Grand Hotel Europe
Andrew stays at the Grand Hotel Europe where he tries Russia's most famous contribution to the culinary world -- caviar. At the Caviar Bar, he has a sampler plate with Sevruga caviar, Belulga caviar and Osetra caviar (his favorite).
  • Mikhailovskaya Ulitsa 1/7
  • Saint Petersburg, Saint Petersburg 191186 Russia

Grand Hotel Europe

Andrew stays at the Grand Hotel Europe where he tries Russia's most famous contribution to the culinary world -- caviar. At the Caviar Bar, he has a sampler plate with Sevruga caviar, Belulga caviar and Osetra caviar (his favorite).
Mikhailovskaya Ulitsa 1/7 Saint Petersburg, Saint Petersburg, Russia
Phone: +11 7-812-329-6000

Restaurants & Bars
U Toichi Na Blinax
At this popular cafeteria-style restaurant, Andrew tries fried fish with garlic and dill sauce, potato salad with wild mushrooms, cold borscht and cow's tongue.
  • St. Petersburg, Russia
  • Saint Petersburg, Saint Petersburg Russia

U Toichi Na Blinax

At this popular cafeteria-style restaurant, Andrew tries fried fish with garlic and dill sauce, potato salad with wild mushrooms, cold borscht and cow's tongue.
St. Petersburg, Russia Saint Petersburg, Saint Petersburg, Russia
Podvorye
In search of an authentic Russian-style restaurant, Andrew heads about 30 km south of St. Petersburg to enjoy Russian folk music and try Salo (cured pork fat eaten on bread), pickled lamprey and brown bear.
  • 16 Filtrovskoye shosse
  • Tyarlevo, Saint Petersburg 196621 Russia

Podvorye

In search of an authentic Russian-style restaurant, Andrew heads about 30 km south of St. Petersburg to enjoy Russian folk music and try Salo (cured pork fat eaten on bread), pickled lamprey and brown bear.
16 Filtrovskoye shosse Tyarlevo, Saint Petersburg, Russia
Phone: +11 7-812-465-1499 or +11 7-812-465-1399

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