Vegetarian and Raw Food Cafe "Ukrop". St Petersburg, Russia

  • Published on Feb 28, 2019
  • "Ukrop" (Russian for "fennel, dill") is a vegetarian and raw food cafe and restaurant in Saint Petersburg, Russia. Nowadays, opened four locations and all of them located in the historical center of the city - Central District and Vasilievsky Island.
    Eco-friendly design, vegetarian menu and raw foods.
    I went to the one at Marata st., 23.
    My order was:
    Qutab "Ukrop"
    Thinly rolled dough with melted cheese and greens. Green dough from whole grain flour and lime leaves. Served with Mac and cheese sauce.
    Thai Salad
    Chopped vegetables salad with pineapple, soy asparagus, fried nuts and mango dressing.
    Garnished Steak
    Fried slice of tofu in a soy sauce and smoked paprika. Green mashed potatoes made of celery root, cauliflower and spinach. Cheese sauce and spice arugula leaves.
    Raspberry mousse with whole raspberries and cedar milk filling.
    #russia #vegetarian #restaurant
    Coconut chia cheese pancakes, cottage cheese pancakes, homemade granola, black rise porridge, fried peanut, cacao, dates, melting dark chocolate, tofu scramble, cheese scramble covered in chickpea flatbreat, shiitake musroom paste with peanut, dry tomatoes filling with pepper, fresh tako, spring rolls, creamy raviolli, arabian flat bread, warm mexican flat bread, qutab, zucchini spaghetti, wood ear mushroom, spicy arugula and cashew sauce, salad with pear and parmesan, thai salad, tom yum, spicy pumpkin cream soup, purpie cabbage soup, baked vegetable soup, raw soup tortilla, bread from sprouted grain with branded pesto, raw bread, raw vegan bowl, vegetarian bowl, pad thai, gnocchi, garnished steak, risotto with mushrooms, raw vegan lasagne, pate with dill, pizza, tako, blackcurrant, daifukumochi mango, truffle, raspberry, belgian sorbets, herbal tea, lemonades, homemade berry drink.

Comments • 194

  • telsah1
    telsah1 8 days ago

    It is a nice restaurant and the menu looks good. A good way to try vegetarian is to go there as you did. (Or somewhere like in your own nations).

  • Amarok Saga
    Amarok Saga Month ago

    The second Dish looked like a Quesadilla, just sayin' :V

  • Kurtis Sanders VIDEOS

    Nice video on a vegetarian restaurant. Well presented. Thanks for sharing it.

    BACKPACKTOPIA 4 months ago

    I'm a long time binge watcher of your videos. Glad to see you showing us the vegetarian and vegan side of Russia.
    - A fellow long time vegan travel youtuber

  • Gordon Kirkland
    Gordon Kirkland 4 months ago


  • Annie Rioux
    Annie Rioux 5 months ago

    The menus in St Petersburg’s restaurants all look the same....

  • World of Retro Gameplay
    World of Retro Gameplay 5 months ago +1

    Here in the US, a cafe like the one you visited is called a Vegan restaurant.

    • olgashaC
      olgashaC 5 months ago

      World of Retro Gameplay it can’t be called vegan as only part of the menu is vegan, most dishes are vegetarian.

  • David Gantt
    David Gantt 6 months ago

    Beautiful restaurant! I want to go there now!

  • Britewerks
    Britewerks 6 months ago

    Looks like a nice place. Enjoyed the reference to the music! Those are classic tracks.

  • pchow1970
    pchow1970 6 months ago

    Wow, that's cheap $20 USD for all that food.

  • Jim Dugger
    Jim Dugger 6 months ago

    After watching most of your videos I think I need to take a holiday to Russia

  • Gregory Milobar
    Gregory Milobar 6 months ago

    I’d be interested to see what that arctic museum has in it

  • Masha Norman
    Masha Norman 6 months ago

    Я очень нравится!!

  • Ванечка Ерохин

    бровастенькая хороша))

  • V R
    V R 6 months ago

    .укроп is a dill...
    Fennel is a different thing... It doesn't smell like dill and it grows differently.
    I hope it's ok bro!

  • Ricky Ostrom
    Ricky Ostrom 6 months ago

    Being on an upper floor, the window view was nice too.

  • Frances Christine
    Frances Christine 6 months ago

    Dear Sergey, my mobile was out of order, couldnt watch n comment for a few days. Glad l could watch this video now. When l got sick back in 1993, l switched over to macrobiotic diet n it has been good for my health. I can safely say that Vegetarian food whether Western or Eastern, taste very delicious. You get the natural sweetness of the ingredients. We only need very little seasoning, like adding a pinch of seasalt brings out the natural taste of the ingredients. A little soya sauce n ginger juice add flavour to tofu steak. I love brown rice, the longer you chew the sweeter it taste. And its complete B Complex, except for Natto- a fermented soya bean just like miso,(Vit 12). l am happy to see you liked the real taste of the dishes. the restaurant is beautiful n simple. The price is cheap too, maybe because you get all your organic ingredients n produce in your own country. Its wonderful to have different kinds of food n restaurants in St Petersburg. Thank you again for your effort in showing the world REAL RUSSIA! God bless you, your family n RUSSIA.

  • Ninja k
    Ninja k 6 months ago

    Sergei your city has awesome buildings. I like the colors and architecture. Beautiful.

  • EmPi
    EmPi 6 months ago

    What a great place!

  • Miki
    Miki 6 months ago +1

    Sergey, I really love your videos fam , I live in St Petersburg and your videos are showing me exactly were to be ... Keep em coming family , you are making my weekends marvelous.

  • Rude Valve
    Rude Valve 6 months ago +1

    Certified Gold!!!!!

  • Lukas Fridell
    Lukas Fridell 6 months ago +1

    Hey Sergey. First let me tell you that i have been vegan (that's right) which means eating no animals products what so ever from my diet for the past 2 years. So this was a suprise to me to see this video and your open minded view on the vegetarian diet :) And let me tell you... As much as i would like to impose my own views and say that vegetarian or vegan diet is for everyone i have found out it's not for many reasons. The scenery of StP from this cafe is amazing. It's always a pleasure watching your videos. It has given more insight and interest in to Russia. I have also started a beginners course of russian at university. I hope that everything is well with you and your family. Until the next video!

  • Markiza
    Markiza 6 months ago

    4:09 its getting hot and steamy behind you Sergey

  • Janos K
    Janos K 6 months ago

    I so enjoy learning of Russian culture & food. No skyscrapers in view and museums, art galleries - unlikely I will ever be able to travel for first hand view so your basic honest presentations are so valuable to me.

  • Драган Аврамов

    "Југић" на 0:50. ;)

  • M Muhammad Hooo
    M Muhammad Hooo 6 months ago

    I like ur pronunciation

  • Sachin
    Sachin 6 months ago

    Try Indian vegetarian food and you will never ever crave for animal flesh again !!!

  • Sachin
    Sachin 6 months ago

    Food that does not have torture, pain and murder !!

  • george smith
    george smith 6 months ago +1

    It means Dill Weed not Fennel......we love dill weed.

  • Appliantologist
    Appliantologist 6 months ago

    Ukrop??;) Ukrainian nationalists probably like it !!

  • Debra Boyea
    Debra Boyea 6 months ago

    Thanks Sergey! Great video. Very interesting food but it looks great.

  • scottish785
    scottish785 6 months ago

    I'm not a vegan or vegetarian though I have eaten at such restaurants here in the USA and you would be amazed how even vegan or vegetarian dishes can sometimes taste just like the meat equivalent dish! Like we have a product here called SLOPPY JOES he's a meat (hamburger ground up typically) in a sauces and I use to have a vegetarian version of this at one place we use to eat and you would swear you were eating the meat version it was that close in taste despite the lack of meat.
    So ll goes to how it is prepared!!

  • ColKorn1965
    ColKorn1965 6 months ago +1

    Ukrop is Dill

  • Boris Notbadenov2
    Boris Notbadenov2 6 months ago

    What is the most popular kind of restaurant in "Peter?" Traditional Russian? French? Italian? (Pizza) Japanese?

  • Félix Maltchinski
    Félix Maltchinski 6 months ago

    You paid with your phone I do that sometimes To.

  • ॐ गणेश ॐ
    ॐ गणेश ॐ 6 months ago

    You are very cute

  • Russia Vine2018
    Russia Vine2018 6 months ago

    Russia is great 😍🇷🇺

  • Dawn Ross
    Dawn Ross 6 months ago

    That food looks incredible!

  • m t
    m t 6 months ago +4

    I was in Saint Petersburg last December for my third time. I love the variety of restaurants and cuisine there. As an American, I enjoyed the strength of the dollar and low costs. Being that my extended family is in Saint Petersburg, I look forward to visiting a couple times a year. I enjoy your reviews and have experienced some cuisine on your recommendation. Thank you.

  • Boris Notbadenov2
    Boris Notbadenov2 6 months ago +1

    Last day of winter? First day of Spring? Russia seems to have slightly different seasons than we have, i.e., going by month instead of strictly by equinox.

  • DL Brittain
    DL Brittain 6 months ago

    nice video, nice selection of treats...:)

  • david mehta
    david mehta 6 months ago +1

    3:19 and 3:31 Russian Cutie

  • HappyHandyLife
    HappyHandyLife 6 months ago +4

    The price seemed very reasonable. I expected it to be more. The food looked interesting...I like meat too though lol.

  • Adrian Sidor
    Adrian Sidor 6 months ago

    Your videos keep getting better but the lens is horrible

  • Oxana Berezkina
    Oxana Berezkina 6 months ago

    я ходила на практику английского в Укроп. "Мы там собирались на втором этаже в углу и общались. Было интересно. Тренерами были два брата.

  • Southern Wanderer
    Southern Wanderer 6 months ago

    What's the point of ordering steak made of "soy" when you can eat the real thing? Vegans seem so desperate for meat that they instead make fake meat, which is not really what they want. Other than that, it looked OK. As you can see, I'm not into veganism. I love "real" meat.

  • Allan Cerf
    Allan Cerf 6 months ago +6

    Just can't believe how cheap food of that quality was.

  • Alex xxx
    Alex xxx 6 months ago

    I am for 70% a vegetarian fruitist. Other 30% i eat cooked baked processed foods. It looks good. Prizes seem oke. Good food. Nice good looking resaurant personal

  • oviasif ovihasan
    oviasif ovihasan 6 months ago

    At 0:42 , that light cream with 6 white pilur bulding is worlds largest museum which is totally dedicated to Arctic and Antarctica exploration. Built in 1938.

  • kira kishi
    kira kishi 6 months ago +1

    thanks for trying a vegetarian cafe sergey! would love to see more videos like this

  • Brittany Thurlo
    Brittany Thurlo 6 months ago +1

    I love that you ventured into something new!

  • Ron Zee
    Ron Zee 6 months ago

    I’d definitely put that restaurant on my list not a big fan of whole wheat pizza and tofu but the waitress look very appetizing

  • gotboostin4low
    gotboostin4low 6 months ago

    Overpriced, I think.

  • Hoo
    Hoo 6 months ago +1

    I really love this intro music

  • David Coria
    David Coria 6 months ago

    Hello dude. I am from America. I have never eaten that Russian vegetarian restaurant in a whole my life! Is there make from leaves that you ate? But I am not sure! I am curious! What is that green like bread make from?

  • Michael X
    Michael X 6 months ago

    Vegetarianism is good for women, homosexuals and Ukrainians.

  • Disco Sisterwife
    Disco Sisterwife 6 months ago

    4:48 In Texas, that's a quesadilla, lol!!! :) Looks good!

  • Ortho Chlordane
    Ortho Chlordane 6 months ago +6

    Every time I watch your food videos I get hungry. 😋

  • Airsoft Ghost
    Airsoft Ghost 6 months ago +1

    I'm glad your experience was so positive. Now, go to the store, buy a pack of veggie burger patties, go home and cook them and see what it's like in America. Ukrop looks like a beautiful and excellent place to eat.

  • Eric Viss
    Eric Viss 6 months ago +1

    It is good