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Local Fast Food in Moscow: A Menu of Possibilities

Moscow is a large, fast-paced city that offers lots of cheap, fast, filling options for grabbing a bite to eat. While you will find big name western fast food all over the city, there are a number of local options you should try as well. These include chains that specialize in local comfort foods like […]

Three Local Buryat Cafes in Irkutsk

The Buryats are native to the Irkutsk area. Their food can be found quite easily locally – particularly the buuzy (sometimes called pozi). These are meat-filled dumplings that are a broadly popular and widely available local delicacy. Below are three ways, from fast-food to comfortable sit-down ambiance, that SRAS students have found to enjoy the […]

Five Cafes in St. Petersburg for Caucasian Food

Georgian food stands out as some of the best from the former USSR, with unique flavor and texture combinations that, while few have tried before coming abroad, nearly all love. For locals, Georgian restaurants are sure-fire wins for a great meal and, as the restaurant scene has developed across the former Soviet space, Georgian is […]

4 Lovely Lunch Options in Vladivostok

Where can you grab a really good lunch as a student in Vladivostok? Below are a few options that former SRAS students there have tried and recomended.   Молоко и Мёд (Milk and Honey) Sukhanova, 6a If you ask for any restaurant recommendation in Vladivostok, even if you specify something for coffee, you are likely […]

Three Coffee Shops in Vladivostok

Vladivostok is known for being a European city in the heart of Asia. It also offers some pretty decent coffee at a number of modern coffee shops. Here is a list of some of the coffee shops in Vladivostok that SRAS students have tried and enjoyed.   Кофеин (Koffein) Multiple Locations Koffein has the feel […]

7 Places to Get a Great Burger in St. Petersburg

Craft burgers began to swarm Russia around 2014 or so – and are now already plentiful, with several well-developed local chains and other one-off establishments. So, for any Americans studying abroad here, if you find that you, like us, cannot help but miss a juicy burger, here is a mini guide to some of our […]

Five Places for Western Comfort Food in Vladivostok, Russia

While abroad, it’s natural to get a bit homesick and start craving the comfort foods we are used to. While we recomended that you dive into the local culture as much as possible, sometimes seeing foreign takes on American classics can be interesting and educational… right? Here’s a list of six fast food places that […]

Six Western-Style Fast Food Places in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

While abroad, it’s natural to get a bit homesick and start craving the comfort foods we are used to. While we recomended that you dive into the local culture as much as possible, sometimes seeing foreign takes on American classics can be interesting and educational… right? Here’s a list of six fast food places that […]