Groceries

With agriculture booming across much of the post-Communist space, local brands have developed to deliver more diversity to local consumers. This is true for both food products and supermarket brands, some of which can be said to be the greatest economic success stories of the post-Communist age.

Browse local food and supermarket brands 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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