Looking for grocery stores in St Petersburg? Here's a selective list of varied good supermarkets where you can buy food and drink anytime of the day and week.
St Petersburg offers a vast array of supermakets, which range from very low-cost local stores to high-cost big market complexes, and include famous international chains as well as domestic brands.
If you’re thinking of cooking your own meals during your stay in the beautiful city of St Petersburg, don't worry! Here as in your country you can find many local food chains to cover your daily grocery shopping.☺
Well known supermarkets such as O'key, Azbuka Vkusa, Perekrestok, or Land, to just name a few, can be found anywhere in the city, including in downtown. They are open 24 hours seven days a week, while others such as Семья (7Я) or Дикси, are open from 10 am to 9 pm as a rule. Payment by credit/debit card is accepted, but if you go to a small low cost shop be ready to pay by cash only.
Listed on this page we have summed up what we believe are the most interesting and suitable grocery stores in St Petersburg for tourists. If you need to buy good cottage cheese, bakery, wine, and fresh vegetables, or something else like a gift or souvenir, you know you're covered.
Below a list of food and drink stores in St Petersburg Russia comparable with those in the Western countries.
Address: Nevsky Pr., 114-116| St Petersburg 191025, Russia | Phone (+7) 800 700-09-90
Stockmann is located in a six-floor complex handily opposite the metro station exit. The basement level is the grocery store which offers a wide selection of fresh and quality products, including some delicacies – fresh meats, rare cheeses, warm bread from its bakery and many Finnish food and drinks. On other floors Stockmann also offers men’s, ladies’, and children’s wear, plus household goods and cosmetics. There’s also a pharmacy, restaurants and cafes, and fitness and yoga centre and a massage salon. Prices are affordable.
Address: Fontanka River Emb., 52| St Petersburg 191002, Russia | Phone (+7) 812 363-25-11
"Shop and Restaurant for a Discerning Palate"
Grand Cru Vinoteka is an upmarket chain of liquor stores in St Petersburg offering selections of food and liquor for the discerning buyer. The emporium functions as a shop, but its restaurant (Simple Wine Bar) is chic and beautifully decorated with moody lighting, big windows, and timber floors. Various travellers have described the food as “Michelin quality”. Their prices are premium, but so is the quality.
Address: Nevsky Prospect, 56| St Petersburg 191011, Russia | Phone (+7) 812 456-66-66
"Gastronomy Amid Art-Deco Beauty"
This is a place that’s a “must-see” when you’re strolling along Nevsky Prospect. Not only is Eliseevsky Store basically “just a grocery store”, but also offers two restaurants, and a coffee shop. The groceries are the high-end delicacies you would expect from an up-market delicatessen. The art-deco style of the building almost overrides the products for its beauty. Shop here for meat and fish delicacies, local homemade bakery items, desserts, hand-made chocolates, cheeses, alcohol and gifts. You’ll pay a premium, but you’re getting top quality produce.
Address: Block 1, 33 Engelsa St.| St Petersburg 194156, Russia | Phone (+7) 812 603-23-77
"For Sophisticated Foodies"
Globus Gourmet is a fine luxury delicatessen in St Petersburg which is open 24 hours daily. Food and original house appliances are offered as well as ready-to-eat dishes of restaurant quality. All the food is fresh and delicious. Luxury imported goods, like Fortnum & Mason teas etc. as well as the Russian Doktorskaya sausage and in-store baked goods are available. As you would expect from a luxury outlet, the prices are at the premium level, but the quality is unmistakable.
Address: Ulitsa Vosstaniya, 32| St Petersburg 191186, Russia | Phone (+7) 812 321-60-12
"Great Chain of Liquor Stores"
Aromatny Mir (translation is “aromatic world”) is the largest chain of wine supermarkets in Russia, employing over 700 people in its more than 100 stores - there are over 50 stores in the St Petersburg region alone. They offer not only a wide selection of wines, beers and spirits, but also sell snacks, glassware, gift baskets and some luxury items. Well known throughout Russia their products are reasonably priced by Russian standards, and their stores carry a huge range of product. Worth a visit if you're up to buy some drinks!
Address: Nevsky Prospect, 105| St Petersburg 191186, Russia | Phone (+7) 812 677-42-87
"Recommended by Local Friends"
At Monopol you can just purchase wine and liquor, or you can eat in the restaurant and enjoy friendly and professional service. Locally produced vodka is also available. They cater for small groups, or corporate parties, or you can just sit with a friend and enjoy a glass of excellent wine. They have many imported wines and the staff are able to advise the best wine for the food you order.
Please note that there are other stores in St Petersburg worth going for food shopping, which are O'key (our favorite and the most recommended☺), Azbuka Vkusa (https://av.ru/shops/#spb), Perekrestok (https://www.perekrestok.ru/shops/2122), or Land (http://supermarket-land.ru/supermarkets/vladimirskiy/).
Written by Davide C.