How to Shop at a Russian Supermarket | Lost in the Supermarket | Epicurious

  • Published on May 2, 2016
  • Adina Steiman takes a stroll through the aisles of NetCost, a Russian supermarket in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn.

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  • sangarp2001
    sangarp2001 3 days ago

    stop eating meat. Be a vegetarian.

  • EngPMgt
    EngPMgt 12 days ago

    3:32 المراعي 😂
    Written in Arabic

  • Nes Clem
    Nes Clem 26 days ago

    Shes beautiful , charming and lively vlogger!

  • Alexandra Ferdonova

    foood tl all people.... russian federation nedd make exportations.....

  • Warren  Butt
    Warren Butt 2 months ago

    So she is in America, in a Russian shop, making a video about Russia, that is so bloody stupid 😂🤣😂🤣 go to Russia 😂🤣😂🤣 geezzzz typical American, does not have a clue what is outside America 😂🤣😂🤣😂

  • Cool Cucumber
    Cool Cucumber 2 months ago

    This is such a creative series! I love trying new and different food from all over the world but it's hard to pick which are actually tasty based on packaging..

  • Texasforever
    Texasforever 2 months ago


  • Sandra
    Sandra 3 months ago

    So many people complaining that she doesn't know why people would pickle things, pretty sure you've misunderstood. She was unsure why they had pickled pears, and watermelon, a thing the rest of the world probably are wondering too, since it sounds weird to pickle fruit. She's probably of Russian heritage, but from a family that has never pickled fruits. Just because her Russian is different from you doesn't mean she's not Russian, but she's from somewhere else in Russia than you.
    It's a fact that Russia is huge, so food and tastes are so very very varied. Someone from the Murmansk oblast will eat different things to someone from Volgograd. Why? Because they are in different climates, they have different historical and cultural influences.

  • Julia P
    Julia P 3 months ago


  • siren
    siren 3 months ago +1

    Poor animals.... i am russian & i do not eat meat now

    • DimaFromRussia1
      DimaFromRussia1 2 months ago

      И зачем тогда об этом писать????

  • Ela
    Ela 3 months ago

    im from Russia and its not all about mayo Russia loves potatoes and most of this food I don't think is from Russia soooo ya

  • I LOVE Bashar al-Assad
    I LOVE Bashar al-Assad 4 months ago

    Wooooooooooow 😍 😍

  • kbkesq
    kbkesq 4 months ago

    Russia has one of the highest rates of death from heart disease in the world and now you know why- meat, saturated fat, eggs in the mayo. Utter garbage. You’re overweight and this sort of food will make you obese.
    Heart attacks and cancer are not random. Food has a huge causative role in those diseases.

    • DimaFromRussia1
      DimaFromRussia1 2 months ago


    • kbkesq
      kbkesq 3 months ago

      Beer Lake right. Let me know how your LDL, diabetes, inflammation go. You can get healthier on a diet of only potatoes than only meat. Look it up.

    • Beer Lake
      Beer Lake 3 months ago

      Except that meat, eggs and saturated fat are good for you. Potatoes, bread and sugar kill you.

  • kbkesq
    kbkesq 4 months ago

    Russians don’t have nearly those options. That’s the nyc version.

  • Secluded Misanthrope
    Secluded Misanthrope 4 months ago

    Mayonnaise is a big thing in Russian cuisine? Like is it used the same way mayonnaise is used in American cuisine? When it's brought up in the video, it sounds special, but in America it's not at all. I know Caviar is incredible but mayonnaise is just something you slap on a ham sandwich...

    • Beer Lake
      Beer Lake 3 months ago

      Russia has the highest mayo consumption per capita in the world. And it's not a sandwich thing there, it's more of an all-purpose sauce/dressing/condiment that goes on EVERYTHING... except for sandwiches. Those are slathered with butter or margarine.

  • Vexoph
    Vexoph 4 months ago

    Russia. If you are a vegan, you're out of luck.

    • DimaFromRussia1
      DimaFromRussia1 2 months ago

      Of course, it is extremely difficult to eat only vegetable food in Russia, the fertility of the soil, even with the latest agrotechnological methods, does not allow growing vegetable food in large quantities and of high quality

  • President Donald J Trump

    No Russian collusion there. Disappointing.

  • Cora The Explorer
    Cora The Explorer 5 months ago

    Hmmm cluck bait, I thought your actually in russia

  • Лола Лола
    Лола Лола 5 months ago

    Ruuuusssssiiiiaaaaa ❤️❤️❤️

  • Anastasia
    Anastasia 5 months ago

    I shall admit the store looks pretty decent and has a nice selection of things you can actually get in a typical Rusiian supermarket . I would even say that meats and cold cuts from the video look more appetizing.

  • Юлия Ван-Чжан-Шань

    Ok, holodezh as it goes, doesn’t made from chicken and jello, it made from beef bones with a little bit meat on them and spices, you can add chicken or pig ears to it but I personally like it when it mostly viyshka (stock), so basically boiling beef bones for 10 hours making stock turn into jello when cooled. Bones of course taken out. It’s made on New Years Eve holidays basically because it’s colder than Winterfell here and its actually quite nutritious. And in times when it was invented you couldn’t just waste those big bones that you can’t make soup with because there is not much meat on them.

  • Kappa
    Kappa 5 months ago +1

    She looks like a Caucasian version of Rie from buzzfeed.

  • DominikTheSith _
    DominikTheSith _ 5 months ago

    How to shop there
    1. Buy vodka
    2. Leave

  • TheMaskedArtist
    TheMaskedArtist 5 months ago

    First of all I am from Russia and where are the sunflower seeds where is the aisle for kvas and most important of all Russia is has really tasty foods compared to most peoples and the food is healthy too soooo come visit Russia with a translater tho not alone.

  • Deborah O.
    Deborah O. 5 months ago

    This store used to be a big gym and a garage the bought both and gutted renovated it
    There's a bunch of Net Coasts in Brooklyn
    Ones in Coney Island Neptune Ave

  • iconoclast
    iconoclast 5 months ago

    Koreans are some of the largest users of pickled and fermented food in the world. Medical research shows that this is the reason why they have the largest incidence of stomach cancer anywhere. Pickling was used in olden times since there were no fridges and steady supply of fresh food, especially in winter. Pickled cabbage, cukes, and other veggies were a good source of vitamin C during the winter months.
    Listening to some Russians talk, you'd think they believe pickled food is better and healthier than fresh. Of course, they're just being chauvinists and local patriots about stuff they're used to eating in mother Russia. I've traveled all across the globe, and Russian cuisine is some of the least flavorful in the world.

  • Y C
    Y C 5 months ago

    at 3:08, did I hear her asking for a slice of "beef" in Chinese?

  • Army Aesthetic
    Army Aesthetic 5 months ago

    I may not be russian, but somethint seems off about the food.

  • Bianca Hotca
    Bianca Hotca 5 months ago

    but she's not russian, she's jewish, well ok, they have some of that countries dna

  • Little BIT of Everything

    Omg! I miss all that food! Wish we had that heaven store here in Orlando!

  • Alex Pavlov
    Alex Pavlov 5 months ago

    How to shop in Russia step one find something that is not vodka step two get the potatos

  • Roman Corey
    Roman Corey 5 months ago

    1. Make list.
    2 Leave for store.
    3. Arrive at store.
    4. Grab cart.
    5. Put.
    6. Pay.
    7. Return Cart.
    8. Leave store
    9. Arrive home.
    10. Put groceries away

  • FallenPasha
    FallenPasha 5 months ago

    At no point in this video did you teach people how to shop at a Russian super market.

  • marian smith
    marian smith 5 months ago

    It is so cold there. The growing season is short for many things. It wasn't long ago, so many people were very poor and they know how to preserve and make use of everything they have. But honestly, a lot of that looked really ... not delightful. But, I don't eat a lot of meat. I know my own family preserved, pickled and ate off the land too. It is a way to survive in harsh climates. Russians are amazing people.

  • R Maldonado
    R Maldonado 5 months ago

    Was the pig making jokes ?

  • William Zhao
    William Zhao 5 months ago

    I like the dried fish with the sailor.

  • Yuri Balobin
    Yuri Balobin 5 months ago

    And in Russia, low wages ... 80% of the population, for the new year, 1 caviar buys red caviar 200 grams a year! For the same money as in America $ 29.99 1 kilogram! With a salary of about $ 200 in Russians! You know this and are also happy for us Russians! Salary in the US from $ 800 per month!Americans love our natural food because it is cheap ... there in the USA! And in Russia it is expensive!

  • Glenda Hawkins
    Glenda Hawkins 6 months ago

    Where was that store???

  • Hawaiian80882
    Hawaiian80882 6 months ago

    thank you for you post! Excellent

  • Александр Тупович ,аз сьм

    Ниче пышечка,я б покормил ее гречкой!

  • Ellina Sinay
    Ellina Sinay 6 months ago

    She picks up the pig but not the freaking rabbit

  • Edwardo Hambel
    Edwardo Hambel 6 months ago

    This is the kind of store you take for granted in a place like Brooklyn. Middle America doesn't have access to Russian supermarkets. Maybe Asian markets and if we're really lucky, maybe an international market with about 10 square feet of quasi -Russian food. But no dedicated Russian market to be found. Interesting video though and that food bar has me jealous.

  • Havva Hilal
    Havva Hilal 6 months ago

    * not Russian just making a hypothesis lmao* I think they pickle everything because of the cold maybe food lasts longer like that ? Idk but I think Russian culture and the language is very cool

  • Zlobny Gopnik
    Zlobny Gopnik 6 months ago

    Sour cream regular and high fat only? Well, made is USA definitely. It must be percentage, and it must be at least six options!!!

  • Chelsea Divel
    Chelsea Divel 6 months ago

    When she walked in front of that lady in the chocolate isle without saying excuse me, made me wanna punch her in the face.

  • Eruanne
    Eruanne 6 months ago +1

    *Which location did you film in? Because when I tried to make a similar video for my channel at my local store, they yelled at me as soon as I walked in and followed me around to make sure I didn't take my camera back out...*

  • Rob Figaro
    Rob Figaro 6 months ago

    Why would you go to Bensonhurst and not Brighton Beach for authentic Russian food? Brighton is like living in Moscow. Damn those Russians can drink.

  • Daria Kalyanova
    Daria Kalyanova 6 months ago

    Brooklyn ?

  • Khans Kitchen
    Khans Kitchen 6 months ago

    Very nice I m ur new subscriber

  • coralarch
    coralarch 6 months ago

    Things really have changed there. I was in USSR years ago and the only thing I found in a supermarket was a hunk of mouldy cheese. AND I got screamed at because I didn't have a basket to put it in, lol. Communism stank to high heaven and thank God it ended.

  • ark g
    ark g 6 months ago

    Screw russki federassky

  • Myron Hewski
    Myron Hewski 6 months ago +1

    Oddly aroused by her funny mouth

  • Xuelin (Nick) Cui
    Xuelin (Nick) Cui 6 months ago

    They look so good.

  • Paul Deland
    Paul Deland 6 months ago

    Too bad you missed the caviar & smoked fish section. That's the best stuff.

  • dickey7319
    dickey7319 6 months ago

    I think she's kinda cute!



  • Александр Конышев

    look at the store of Russian cuisine Dobryanka in Novosibirsk

  • Lex5576
    Lex5576 6 months ago

    In the traditional sense, pickling was essential to rural life in Russia. With the exception of potatoes, almost any kind of fresh fruit or vegetable needs to be pickled to keep over the long Winter months. Most of it is quite good, and surprisingly healthy. Potatoes keep well buried below ground in dry straw.

  • Willow Moonlight
    Willow Moonlight 6 months ago

    Great video! I love that TVclip exists for this reason, you can see so many things.

  • Fabian Tarantino
    Fabian Tarantino 6 months ago

    I like Russians, and Russians like me.