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Russian Food and Cooking Tours in St. Petersburg

By Viator, November 2017

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Learn about Russian cuisine—heavy on meat, potatoes, and bread—and you’ll soak up Russian culture and history too. Here are a few ideas for food tours in St. Petersburg, whether a private cooking class or a taste of traditional Russian dishes.

Must-Try Dishes
Thin pancakes known as blini are found across Russia and are often topped with butter, sour cream, or fruit preserves. A favorite during New Year’s celebrations, Olivier salad is a mix of mayonnaise and chopped potatoes, carrots, pickles, peas, and ham. Beef stroganoff may be a bit different than what you picture; in Russia, it’s made of lightly floured beef cubes with a sauce of mustard and bouillon topped off with sour cream. Another must-try of Ukrainian origin is borscht, a beet soup with vegetables and meat with  sour cream on top. Wash it all down with some Russian vodka.

Must-Do Experiences
  • Get off the typical tourist path and share a traditional meal with a local St. Petersburg family.
  • Take a private tour and cooking class to learn how to prepare traditional Russian food.
  • Enjoy a traditional Russian dance and musical performance while sampling authentic Russian cuisine.

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St.Petersburg: Meal with a Russian Family, St Petersburg, null
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St.Petersburg: Meal with a Russian Family

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 4 Reviews

What could be more fun after an exhausting tour day than to enjoy a hearty meal with a local Russian family? Get away from the hustle and bustle of the city ...  Read more

Location: Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $87.52
Cook Your Lunch: Private Russian Cuisine Cooking Class in St.Petersburg, St Petersburg, Dining ... 
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Cook Your Lunch: Private Russian Cuisine Cooking Class in St.Petersburg

Want an unusual lunch or dinner during your tour? This is the option you have been looking for! Cook any 2 Authentic Russian Meals, enjoy your meal and have ...  Read more

Location: Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $108.00
Private Tour: Siberian Pelmeni Cooking Class in St.Petersburg, St Petersburg, Cooking Classes
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Private Tour: Siberian Pelmeni Cooking Class in St.Petersburg

Come and discover the real taste of Russian cuisine. Learn Russian cooking methods from an experienced local chef during 3-hours Russian cooking class in ...  Read more

Location: St Petersburg, Russian Federation
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $89.00
Private Cooking Class: Borsch and Beef Stroganoff in St Petersburg, St Petersburg, Cooking Classes
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Private Cooking Class: Borsch and Beef Stroganoff in St Petersburg

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Calling all food lovers! Learn how to cook Russian food fit for the tsars on a private 3-hour step-by-step cooking class in St Petersburg. Brush up your ...  Read more

Location: St Petersburg, Russian Federation
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $89.00
Private Cooking Class: Russian traditional Blini with red caviar and Shchi in pipkin, St ... 
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Private Cooking Class: Russian traditional Blini with red caviar and Shchi in pipkin

Get a true taste of Russia! Instead of dining out again, prepare and savor a home-cooked meal during your stay in Saint-Petersburg. Participate in the private ...  Read more

Location: St Petersburg, Russian Federation
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $188.00

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