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This Tuesday, I ventured from ITMO’s Internationalization Office on our Lomonosova campus to discover the plant-based menu I had heard about at the ITMO cafeteria on Chaykovskogo Street. The initiative, introduced last year by ITMO’s Sustainable Development Club, is about to span the whole university, contributing to more eco-friendly and healthy food choices on campus. Here is what I managed to find out about it.
Who doesn’t love a lovely watermelon on a hot summer day? But what often sets a local and a guest of the city apart is knowing when it’s smart to buy one – and when you’re likely to end up with a dud. We all know each fruit and vegetable has its season, but it’s often not the same in different parts of the world. So if this is your first summer in St. Petersburg, here’s how to make the most of your trip to the farmer’s market.
It’s not only the expensive stuff with a huge green V on the package that is vegan – some Russian manufacturers don't really highlight the fact that their products are also free of animal-sourced ingredients. This means that there are more vegan choices at your nearest supermarket than you might think.
A huge 21st century trend, veganism has now reached Russia. In big cities like St. Petersburg, one by one cafes are becoming more vegan-friendly and more stores are providing plant-based options. Although small positive changes towards meatless and dairy-free lifestyles can be seen more often, vegans still need a guide on how to survive in St. Petersburg.
Some scientists say that artificial meat could be humanity’s salvation from hunger – but then why isn’t it being produced at an industrial scale? We dig into the subject, guided by Alexander Ishevsky, a professor at ITMO University’s Faculty of Biotechnologies.
For the Benefit of the Environment: ITMO Specialists Develop Biodegradable Food Packaging and Nutritious Plant-Based Food
Specialists from ITMO University’s School of Biotechnology and Cryogenic Systems work on a wide range of projects that are highly promising for the refrigeration, food, and waste processing industries. For instance, at the moment the scientists at the Faculty of Food Biotechnologies and Engineering are developing biodegradable coatings and packaging for food products and working on the creation of food products for different consumer categories, including vegetarians and vegans. The latter two projects are headed by Natalia Yakovchenko, senior lecturer at ITMO University. ITMO.NEWS spoke to Prof. Yakovchenko to find out more about the research, its relevance, and the environmental component.
We’ve covered restaurants, we’ve covered cafes and street-food spots, and now it is health-food shops that we’ll be spilling the beans on. As the places all of us tend to frequent on a nearly-everyday basis, picking the right shop is something you can make the most difference with, both for personal well-being and the well-being of the planet. So here they are, the vegan-shop heroes of St. Petersburg, in all of their eco-friendly glory!
What comes to your mind when you think of vegetarian or, heaven forbid, vegan street food? Plain, flavorless veggies wrapped in pita bread? Boring green salads? Falafel with hummus if you’re lucky? We know, hunting for street food can be especially tricky for vegetarians and vegans. To help you with that, we made a list of the best vegan and vegetarian сafés and street food spots in St. Pete; visit at least one and you’ll never look back at a regular fast-food joint wistfully!
Whether you’re a vegetarian, vegan, or just someone wanting to lead a healthier lifestyle, plant-based foods are always a good idea. Apart from being chock-full of vitamins, nutrients and other goodness, as well as a more ethical way to eat, these are also mouth-wateringly level of tasty. Don’t believe us? Here’s a series of articles featuring a comprehensive overview of vegetarian and vegan eateries and shops of St. Petersburg that will certainly make you change your mind. This first installment is dedicated to restaurants: big and small, upmarket and less so. Tuck in!