Eating Out

The post-Communist space has seen a blossoming of food culture in recent years. Not only have locals acquired tastes for world cuisine, they are also rediscovering and taking delicious joy in their own traditions. Perhaps most importantly, locals are now starting to demand value, quality, and good service and, with the increasing competition in the local food services industries, they are starting to get it.

Explore your options for eating out in: Moscow; St. Petersburg; Irkutsk; Vladivostok; Bishkek; Kyiv; and Warsaw.

A Vegan and Vegetarian Guide to Bishkek

Central Asian food tends to be heavy in dairy and meat. However, being vegetarian or even vegan in Bishkek is not impossible, but you should be willing to work to both check your foods and explain your needs to locals who may not understand. Below, Sophia Rhem (vegetarian) and Kathryn Watt (vegan) recount their experiences […]

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