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St Petersburg Cheap Eats
learn where to eat on the cheap
in Russia's Northern Capital


Wondering what St Petersburg cheap eats are? They're inexpensive cafes, bars, and restaurants where small plates of delicious, cheap food are served up.

If you're on a low budget vacation or you don't want to flatten your wallet for just one meal, don't worry - dining out in Saint Petersburg Russia doesn't have to cost an arm and a leg. The imperial city is full of great value restaurants, Russian cafes, food chains, and takeaways where anyone can enjoy a meal and spend less.

With no more than $7/10€, sometimes even less, you can fill your stomach with traditional Russian food or tasty sushi, pizza, pasta, and burgers along with a drink of your choice.

So if you aren't in the mood to dine at expensive restaurants while you're on a visit to our beautiful city, then check out our top spots for St Petersburg cheap eats. We've made a list of what we believe are the best new and old options for eating out on a budget for both lunch and dinner.

Remember that the chefs and owners of some of these places are dedicated to serving you simple, great food at great prices. So give it a try and be ready to meet with locals, as many Russians, especially students, love to go there because it is cheap and very local!

OUR favorite places for ST PETERSBURG CHEAP EATS


Hungry? If so, choose a place where to go from our list below of St Petersburg cheap eats and eat out in the city on a budget.

CLEAN PLATES SOCIETY


Address: Gorokhovaya Street, 13 | St. Petersburg, RU | Phone: (+7) 812/934-97-64

Gourmet Burgers, Vegetarian Menu, Trendy Atmosphere!

If you've spent the day sightseeing and you're in the mood for a great burger, Clean Plates Society has gourmet burgers galore. The Italiano Burger, Falafel Burger, and Club Burger are highly rated in the burgerlicious category, and the soup, salad, and vegetarian menu offer a wide range of tasty selections. A favorite spot for young locals and popular because of the friendly, positive, easy-going staff, this trendy inexpensive cafe in the heart of St Petersburg offers a hipster interior, free Wi-Fi, good wine list, great cocktails, and totally awesome pear crumbles!

No booking in advance is required

Details:

  • Type: Restaurant, Bar, Cafe
  • Cuisine: Russian, European
  • Price Range: $$
  • Location: Admiralty Side; Central
  • Metro Station: Admiralteiskaya
  • Open Hours: Mon - Sun (12:00 - 02:00)

MARKET PLACE


Address: Nevsky Prospekt, 24 | St. Petersburg, RU | Phone: (+7) 981/854-48-33

Open Kitchen, Fresh Food, Reasonable Prices!

In the market for simple food at a good price in a lovely setting?

This cheap self-serve cafeteria-style restaurant feels like the farmer's market. At Market Place, loads of fresh vegetables, live plants and quirky details create a charming atmosphere and fun energy that is supported by helpful, friendly staff who are always happy to answer your questions. A popular lunch is soup, a salad, and a cookie, but there's grilled food, Asian food, pasta and Russian specialties too. Fresh to order or prepared on request, it's always bustling in this charming St. Petersburg eatery, so we recommend having someone in your party save your seats while you make your selections!

No booking in advance is required

Details:

  • Type: Restaurant, Self-service
  • Cuisine: Russian, International
  • Price Range: $
  • Location: Admiralty Side; Central; Near Kazan Cathedral
  • Metro Station: Nevsky Prospekt or Gostiny Dvor
  • Open Hours: Mon - Sun (09:00 - 06:00)
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ZOOM CAFE


Address: Gorokhovaya Street, 22 | St. Petersburg, RU | Phone: (+7) 812/612-13-29

A Large menu, Affordable prices, Family-friendly atmosphere!

One of the Imperial city's best-loved and most versatile St Petersburg cheap eats, Zoom Cafe caters for families, friends, couples, and singles. There are books, games, and puzzles for kids and an extensive selection of teas, juices, and alcoholic beverages for adults. The broccoli soup, salmon in cream sauce, Beef Stroganoff and borsch get high marks, as do the owners and wait staff for making Zoom a friendly and affordable place to enjoy a fantastic meal.

No booking in advance is required

Details:

  • Type: Restaurant, Cafe
  • Cuisine: Russian, European
  • Price Range: $
  • Location: Admiralty Side; Central
  • Metro Station: Sadovaya; Spasskaya; Sennaya Ploshad; Nevsky Prospekt
  • Open Hours: Mon - Fri (09:00 - 24:00), Sat (11:00 - 24:00), Sun (13:00 - 24:00)

SENOVAL


Address: Dekabristov Street, 13 and Moyka River Emb. 82 | St. Petersburg, RU | Phone: (+7) 812/571-10-86

Fast Service, Low Prices, Delicious Food!

There are three locations for Senoval when dining in Saint Petersburg: one to the north and two in the central part of the city within five minutes of each other. In terms of quality and price, you won't find better cheap eats anywhere. The food is simple, delicious, and international, with European, Italian, and Japanese selections. Prompt, pleasant service combined with low prices and big servings make this a popular restaurant with students, the lunch crowd and families. The menu varies, the desserts are fantastic, there's free Wi-Fi and credit cards are accepted. Honestly speaking, this is the best deal among all cheap eateries in Saint Petersburg!

No booking in advance is required

Details:

  • Type: Restaurant, Cafe
  • Cuisine: Russian, International
  • Price Range: $
  • Location: Admiralty Side; Central; Not far from St. Isaac’s Square
  • Metro Station: Admiralteiskaya, Sadovaya
  • Open Hours: Mon - Sun (11:30 - 23:30)
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KROSHKA KARTOSHKA


Address: Ligovsky Prospekt, 28-38 | St. Petersburg, RU | Phone: (+7) 901/305-21-50

Stuffed Potatoes, Many Locations, Very Filling!

If you're new to St. Petersburg, Kartoshka means “Little Spud” but there's nothing little about the fillings at this St. Petersburg chain of restaurants and kiosks. An assortment of toppings will turn your little potato into a hearty meal! Every spud comes with a healthy slab of butter, a scoop of cheese, and choices of diverse toppings, like bacon, mushrooms, peppers, ham, crab, cream sauce, meat, stew, and fried onion chips. Simple, delicious, affordable and filling. Eat up and wash it down with tea, coffee, Coca-cola, or beer. Add soup and a panini and it's extra scrumptious! 

No booking in advance is required

Details:

  • Type: Restaurant, Like a Fast Food
  • Cuisine: Russian
  • Price Range: $
  • Location: Admiralty Side; Central;
  • Metro Station: Ploshad Vosstaniya
  • Open Hours: Mon - Sun (10:00 - 23:00)

TEREMOK


Address: Nevsky Prospekt, 60 | St. Petersburg, RU | Phone: (+7) 812/277-08-81

Authentic Russian, Fast Food, Excellent Selections!

Teremok is the place to go for an affordable and healthy way to experience authentic Russian cuisine. There are 50 stands in St. Petersburg, so it's convenient to try delicious take-out wherever you go. The borsch, ukha (fish soup), pot stickers, buckwheat porridge, potato salad and syrniki with sour cream are delicious. If you're craving pancakes, they've got an assortment of fillings: mushrooms, eggs, jam, salmon, ham, condensed milk (very Russian), apple and caramel, honey and sweet cottage cheese. Traditional drinks, Sbiten (warming for winter), and Kvass (for summer) are also offered. This is one of the best places for St Petersburg cheap eats, where even Mr. Vladimir Putin before to be president has eaten here.

No booking in advance is required

Details:

  • Type: Restaurants, Russian Fast Food
  • Cuisine: Russian
  • Price range: $
  • Location: Admiralty Side; Central
  • Metro Station: Nevsky Prospekt or Gostiny Dvor
  • Open Hours: Mon - Sun (07:00 - 23:00)

Tip: If you just want a fast meal, aside from our list above of St Petersburg cheap eats, you can also choose from a wide range of classic fast-food chains, such as Pizza Hut, KFC, McDonald's, and Russian street food, like Pirozhkovaya or Teremok. Here you will find the popular Russian bliny, pirogi, and pishki.

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