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Ligovskiy pr 74, St Petersburg, Russia, 191040

Vegan restaurant and bar serving fusion cuisine. Salads, pasta, dumplings, soups and snacks. Serves beer, cider and also vegan and alcohol free versions of popular cocktails. Tea, coffee and desserts too. Run by Horizontal Collective. Address: Лиговский проспект 74. Open Mon-Thu 10:00am-10:00pm, Fri 10:00am-11:00pm, Sat 12:00pm-11:00pm, Sun 12:00pm-10:00pm.

Categories: Vegan, International, Beer/Wine, Fusion

35 Reviews

First Review by Georgio

Edgy and great - Edit

A great find amidst several vegan eateries. Grungy atmosphere and decor run by really cool staff.
The food is very good and gets served quickly.
The value is amazing. Three mains only cost us 800 Rubles.
Ate there twice and tried sometimes each time.
They seem to favour meat substitutes like seitan and tofu etc

Pros: good food, funky staff, great value

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Excellent food! - Edit

This place is down an alleyway to this pop up boxpark area with various cool shops. Don't go to 'Green Burger' next door by mistake!!

The downstairs is small and you order at the counter then go upstairs and listen for them to call your number. It might be a problem if you don't speak Russian. The menu is only in Russian and the night I was there the staff didn't speak English.

The place is a bit grotty with a music venue vibe rather than a cafe feel. However, the food was the best I had in St Petersburg. Fantastic seitan steak with roast veg, grilled tofu and vegetable salad and yummy sodas from Georgia. I'd have happily gone every day if I'd been nearby.

Pros: Food, All vegan and animal rights oriented, Georgian sodas

Cons: A bit tricky to find, Feels a bit grotty inside

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Un sitio increible - Edit

Un sitio super acogedor, con un trato super amable y la comida riquísima. Tienen cerveza de barril super rica. Ojalá haber podido probar todos los platos.

Pros: Comida buenísima

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Excellent - Edit

I love it, the best vegan food I've ever had at a really great price, wish I was in Peterburg for more days to come and taste all the menu!

Pros: Many vegan options, The best quality I've ever tried, Good price

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Amazing place! - Edit

Maybe it’s not for everybody because it’s a bit alternative but we loved it to be there! We have been in St. Petersburg for three days and we were there two times! We liked the food a lot and also the atmosphere! Never expected to find such a cool place to eat!

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Best vegan I had in St. Petersburg - Edit

Great and delicious dishes, very tasty and fresh.
The food is well decorated.
The staff is super nice and kind, speaks English very well and describes the dishes perfectly.
It was a little difficult to find the address with Google maps.
No doubt I will come again.

Cons: Fare price.

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A bit disappointing place - Edit

After reading all the reviews, we decided to try this place and were expecting a bit better service.. The biggest problem was- they didn't have more than 50% of the menu items and had absolutely different dishes which were not in the menu. They just said that they're making a new menu, that's why they can't serve most of dishes anymore . We didn't have a big choice and tried seitan with potatoes, it was good, but can't say it was something special . The self-serving was also not the best thing because while we were just waiting for the food and trying to chill , waiters were shouting from the bar every time when someone's food was ready..a bit distracting .

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Overall an OK place - Edit

I admire the initiative to own a place like this where veganism is not really as widespread as to have the general public as a target. But it's not my kind of place because the rules as to whether you get it served or collect it/take it back yourself are not clear, and had me worried about the protocol rather than the food, my notes and my well deserved rest. They seemed to be a bit chaotic in all deliveries in general. The staff spoke English and helped me make my choice although it seems like they run out of ingredients easily so I had to make second choices.
The things I ordered were nice but nothing too special. Everyone seemed to know each other there and it feels like it's a safe space for a certain urban community to gather.

Pros: English spoken

Cons: A little chaotic

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Vegans and Activists will love it - Edit

Perfect place for vegan/ politically interested travelers in SPB. Music is subtle and nicely choosen, the food (miso and Kharcho soup) we got came as a big portion and was very tasty! Also I can recommend the omelet and smoothies. Besides the food you find information about recent alternative events and you can support political prisoners with a little money. Great experience, I would always come again.

Pros: 100% vegan, learn about alternative culture, read books & support prisoners

Cons: no pictures on the menu

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Best vegan place in Russia - Edit

Эх,подпортили вам отзывы,неродивые феминистки. Для которых,все вокруг сексисты)
Парни,вы лучшая веганская еда,что есть в России! Успехов вам,продолжайте в том же духе. И что бы в скором будущим,открыли ещё одно такое замечательное место. Только ради вас,уже хочется приезжать в Питер)

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Amazing food and nice staff - Edit

Firstly, the food was absolutely amazing! Would recommend this to both vegans/vegetarians and meat eaters.

The vibe is not like your usual restaurant, you have to walk through a large alley with container-shops to get there, and entering this two floor place you are meat with friendly tattooed waiters/waitresses and a bit of a chaotic service. The music was extremely load when we were there but it was all worth it as the staff was fun and helpful, and the food was, as mentioned, heavenly.

Pros: Great food, Nice staff, Cheap amazing food

Cons: Loud music, Chaotic service

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what a surprise! - Edit

A sort of vegan/alternative political underground place... we expetcted some defrost burgers but - wow! - the food was really gourmet! We tasted fried dimplings with spinach and tofu, chickpea homelette and the georgian soup. One of the top 5 ever in my life!

Pros: atmosphere, food

Cons: few seats

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Delicious and afordable - Edit

A small restaurant with two floors, a cool looking place, leftist stickers on walls and tattooed waiters.
The service was a bit chaotic but very friendly and they tried their best. The food was insanely tasty: excellent spinach and tofu dumplings, harcho to die for, puffy tofu pancakes - super quality food. And the prices were really affordable.

The restaurant is situated in a former factory area now filled with design and second hand shops. A really cool place to shop for non-typical souvenirs.
That area as well as Animals is a must visit place if you're going to St Pete's.

Pros: Delicious food, Good prices, Cool location

Cons: No table service, Toilet is far

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Fantastic! - Edit

Unbelivable place! Amazing food, cheap prices and great service!

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The Best Vegan Spot in Saint-P - Edit

The team of the first fully vegan cafe in the city, a team of friends and very good people opened their full-fledged restobar!

Tasty, satisfying, inexpensive, with love. All vegan. Everything is so delicious, that we already cried with happiness.

I wish every success in further development, friends!

Pros: Tasty vegan food and cocktails, friendly staff and good atmosphere, lunches and different events

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very good! - Edit

the first time I visited this place when the guys were closing. in spite of this fact, they have prepared a couple of servings of soup. food looks beautiful and very tasty. portions are large. there you can sit for a glass of beer at the bar and high-grade dinner. we were happy.

Updated from previous review on 2017-02-07

Pros: large portions, tasty food

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Awesome - Edit

I really loved the place. The staff is superfriendly, the music was cool, the portions were big. As a non-vegeterian, I was surprised how delicious was chocolate&vanilla puding cake. My stomach was totally full and happy. Strongly recommend "Animals" restobar to everyone

Pros: tasty and inexpensive vegan food , music, staff

Cons: toilet outside

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It was amazing! - Edit

Was in animals,and it was FREACKING amazing!i was in Chiapas before to and Animals it reeeeally new level!pasta was so great that I can't explain,and deserts and eeeverything that I've tried there was really cool.can't wait when I will try all of they can offers me)hahathank you guys for everything,I defenetly will go to your place again!)

Pros: Excellent food, Big portions, Rest for soul

Cons: Nice vibe, Lfriendly people, Beautiful inside

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confused - Edit

I went a couple of time and everyone was local i dont get how their are many English reviews there isnt even an English menu
The idea of this place is nice the food i personally tried wasn't the best but its just my opinion i would however go again to try more stuff
The staff is really friendly and the vibe is nice but no toilet
And honestly i think these reviews are fake
Update: finally seeing some actual reviews that describe this place
But at least its vegan so meehh :/ :/

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hush 26 Jan 2017 - at least two reviews are written by the owners (I know them)  


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Awful - Edit

I was very happy to know guys from "Horizontal" had finally opened the place I and my friends could hang around, but I wasn't happy for very long.
The food is tasteless, the prices are unreasonably high, it's cold inside and there is no toilet. But that all could be ignored, if the staff wouldn't be so disrespectful — openly sexist and supporting women abuse.
Those anarchists are broken, bring another ones.

Я очень обрадовалась, когда узнала, что ребята из "Горизонтали" наконец-то открыли место, где можно посидеть с подругами и друзьями, но радовалась недолго.
Еда в "Animals" невкусная, цены неоправданно высокие, в помещении холодно и нет туалета. На это все можно было бы закрыть глаза, если бы не отвратительное поведение со стороны персонала — открытый сексизм, поддержка оскорблений женщин.
Эти анархисты порвались, несите следующих.

Updated from previous review on 2017-01-28

Pros: No

Cons: Sexism, No toilet, Tasteless food

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really sad that they are sexists - Edit

I was there once, had a "mors" and tempeh with salad. The food was bland with no hot sauce on the table, and the prices were too high comparing with the similar places. Also, there is no restroom and the ceiling is very low.
And the thing that disappoints me the most is that they are openly sexist in their advertising and communication with the customers. I hope that they will change their attitude



Updated from previous review on 2017-01-26

Pros: it's vegan

Cons: expensive, bland food, disrespectful stuff

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The food is awful and the staff are sexists - Edit

We have tried two kinds of soup and pasta and it was awful. The prices are absolutely inadequate.

But the food isn't the main problem here. The problem is staff using extremly sexist hashtags in the social media. I really hate to write it, but they actually joke around an offer to put dicks in mouths, making an analogy with the food. It is a real shame they call themselves "anarcho-feminists" while deleting commentaries of women who were insulted by such offer.

Oh, and there is no toilet.

Мы попробовали два вида супа и пасты и это было ужасно. Цены совершенно неадекватны.

Но еда здесь не главная проблема. Проблема в персонале, использующим ужасно сексистские хэштеги в соц. сетях. Мне не хочется этого писать, но они в самом деле шутят о предложении взять в рот член, проводя аналогию со своей едой. Стыдно, что они зовут себя "анархо-феминистами", в то время как удаляют комментарии женщин, оскорбленных таким предложением.

О, и там нет туалета.

Updated from previous review on 2017-01-26

Pros: Can't think of one except it is vegan

Cons: The food is awful, The staff are sexists, No toilet

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100% recommended! - Edit

Hey guys! thank you so much!!
Was realy very tasty! Very friendly! And very pitty that you are not in Barcelona! We are waiting for you here, folks!
For such small price so much well done food! You are the best!
PS.> My friend now believe that its possible to be overfull with no meat in your plate! +1 more saved soul! WIN!!!



Updated from previous review on 2017-01-25

Pros: big portions, small price, excellent food

Cons: open one more place in Barcelona! please, make menu in english

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the best vegan place at saint-petersburg - Edit

Very tasty, good prices, nice people, location - at the center of spb

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Extraordinary vegan location - Edit

This is really one of the best vegan places in St. Petersburg by diversity of positions in menu! Beautiful interior design, , location in the heart of the city( Loft Project "Stages") near the Moskovskiy railway station.

Pros: Food, Interior, Location

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You may not be vegetarian, vegan, etc... - Edit

...but if you visit Saint-Petersburg, "Animals" is the place you should visit. Perfect cuisine, friendly staff, atmosphere of equality, and - much important! - healthy and tasty food. All my friends, even hardened meat eaters, noted that be vegan is simple and vegan food is awesome, after visiting this place.
But don't believe my word - check it by yourself!

Pros: Tasty food, low prices, friendly staff, Low prices, Friendly staff

Cons: on weekends you can wait for the order about 30min

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if you haven't been at Animals - you haven't been in St-Petersburg - Edit

best place in St-P - lovely vegan food, amazing people - What else do you need?

Updated from previous review on 2017-01-21

Pros: food (Nasi Tempe mmmmmmmmmm), friends, music

Cons: NO

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