Dinner - the menu called it “vegetable salad” (cucumber, tomato, lettuce, red onion, olive oil, and balsamic vinegar)
A vegan walks into a restaurant and there’s nothing to eat. This was a very fancy restaurant here in St Petersburg that I’ve forgotten the name of. It had 2 vegetarian options and this was the only vegan option. I left hungry. The bottle of water cost £8. I miss The West.
Dinner - Pumpkin soup with pistachios and pumpkin seeds
Yeah, so this is from Ботаника AGAIN… oops. What can I say? It’s a really great restaurant. I have this soup a lot and it’s really tasty. If you only visit Ботаника once in your life, this should be what you order. It is made with coconut milk so it’s nice and creamy.
Snack - just a simple, full of goodness, nakd bar
My mummy posted me a box of goodies and this was in there. I’ve never tried this nakd bar before, but it was very good. I’d highly recommend it. Might be even nicer with a handful of raisins alongside it. Sorry for the radio silence, I’ve had a hard few days. This is step one back to the right place. I ate it and there are no feelings of guilt.
Lunch - Falafel wrap with salsa (?), hummus, and tahini paste
This is also from Кафе Ботаника (Cafe Botanika).
Lunch - Щи or Cabbage Soup.
This is from Кафе Ботаника (Cafe Botanika) in St Petersburg. This is probably so far my favourite veg*n dining establishment in the city.
Щи (sh-ee) is a traditional Russian peasant soup and this was the first time I was ever able to try it because since the peasantry got richer they started putting meat in it (boo!)
Dinner - Falafel, hummus, and cucumber with dill pesto
This is from the restaurant/cafe Укроп (Dill) in St Petersburg. I live above it, so it’s very handy. I intend to do a big post on each veg*n place I live near sometime soon.