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Want to introduce more plant-based food in your diet this year, or have planned a full-on vegan transition? With an abundance of vegan cafes and dineries in St. Pete, you’ll never look back; here are some of the new ones!
It is our firm conviction that a little indulgence over the holidays is more than fine, whatever toxic “get fit or else” marketing would have you believe. But you may also want to start a new year with a cleaner slate – be it for your mental and physical health and/or the planet’s wellbeing at large. If that’s the case (go you!) – we’ve prepared a little checklist of healthy habits for you to try to incorporate. Just remember: every step, however small, matters, and we’re in it together!
Hello, we are Anastasias, and we are coffee addicts. We love coffee for so many reasons: the rich taste, the delicious aroma of roasted beans, the feeling of excitement and euphoria caffeine evokes in us, and just the ritual of taking a rest from your daily routine and sitting down with a cup of latte. However, though reinvigorating and delicious, coffee has its fair share of drawbacks, as it increases anxiety, reduces sleep and causes energy spikes and crashes. So we decided to do the unspeakable: attempt to give up coffee for a week. Will we make it out alive? Let’s find out!
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!
It's an ordeal familiar to any vegan: you're coming to a new city and it's all terribly exciting, but at the back of your mind there's this nagging, existential question of where (and whether) you're going to get your daily fix of oat milk and should you bring a spare suitcase packed to the brim with tofu. Don't worry – we’ve got this covered; being vegan in St. Petersburg is not mission impossible. If you’re vegan and dreading moving to the unknown or just want to eat more plant-based in St. Pete, here are our top tips and tricks!
According to the World Health Organization, health is a positive state of physical, mental and social well-being and absence of disease. Nutritionist and somnologist Marina Kogay always tells her patients that eating good food and sleeping well is the way to be healthy and live happily. Ms. Kogay recently gave a public lecture at ITMO University on dieting, weight loss, microbiota and the link between sleep and depression.
A juicy steak with garlic mashed potatoes and roasted peppers? It doesn’t have to cost a fortune and require a tie. St. Petersburg now offers a variety of home food delivery services – just like other major cities in the world – that let you experience “restaurant-like” food at home, and maybe even show off your cooking skills. Some also offer you a culinary adventure – from Mexican burritos to Spanish paella to Italian pasta – if you’re up for it.
How can one use a math model when preparing a perfect steak? What is the connection between ice cream and hydrocolloid basics? How do microwaves, steam and pressure affect food? All these questions are topics of interactive lectures for high-school students who will take part in ITMO’s "Edible Science" course.