- On 24 May 2012
Vegetarian in Russia
Being a Vegetarian in Russia is not as difficult as you thought.
You've traveled to Russia or have friends who've traveled to Russia, you're probably know that the food is heavy on meat and potatoes. Not the ideal place for a vegetarian and especially a vegan to thrive! However, in recent years the trend has started to change.
Russia is becoming more and more vegetarian and vegan friendly, especially among young people. Today there are lots of vegetarian friendly restaurants, at least in the major cities of St. Petersburg and Moscow. But in general Russians are starting to open up more to people who choose vegetarian and vegan lifestyles.
Despite many warnings from Russian health officials that vegetarianism can be harmful to pregnant women and children, many people have noted that they have given birth to healthy children without complications while on strict vegetarian diets. It is no secret that statistics show that people who follow vegetarian diets are typcially less vulnerable to a long list of diseases.
In St. Petersburg there is a growing number of people who support vegetarianism, and it is seen with many vegetarian restaurants throughout the city. The most notable being the popular tourist restaurant the Idiot on the Moika River.
If you're a vegetarian and traveling to Russia you can stop worry a bit and enjoy delicious vegetarian meals prepared by most restaurants!