The Growing Russian Food Market

Today we’re going to discuss the growing market around Russian food, including the reasons why it exists and how you can try out Russian snacks yourself.

If you want to get to know someone with a Russian background better, you should try out some of their food. There are few things on this Earth that can unite people like the love of cooking and eating. Unfortunately, it can often be a challenge to try out foods from different parts of the world due to the cost of importation.

The unfortunate fact of the matter is that there simply isn’t enough demand for certain kinds of food to make importing them worthwhile. While Russian cuisine hasn’t seen much interest in the past (mostly because embargoes made it impossible), there is now a thriving market for snacks and food coming from Russia.

In this article, we’re going to take a look at some of the reasons why Russian candy and food has gotten so popular lately, and we’ll also discuss how you can go about trying it yourself.

Why Buy Russian Food?

The first thing we’re going to address in this post, is why the market for Russian food exists in other countries in the first place. You’ll find that the vast majority of Russian food buyers will be immigrants who have come from Russia and would like a little taste of home to remind them of where they came from…

Moving to a different country can be a jarring experience, and maintaining a link to your home country is important, especially if you are a first-generation immigrant. Russian candy and food stores allow people who have left the country to maintain a link with their homeland that would otherwise be impossible.

What we just discussed is not the only reason to buy Russian food outside of Russia however. Other people are simply curious about the Russian cuisine and would like to try it out. This curiosity towards Russian culture is normal when you consider that they were separate from the western world for many decades.

Whether you’re adventurous and you want to try out some new snacks, or if you want a taste of home, there are plenty of reasons to buy Russian food.

Where to Buy Russian Food?

Now that you know why people want to buy and enjoy Russian food in the first place, you may be wondering where they get it from. Well, you can find Russian food available in several online markets that specialise in importing Russian foods and goods, and they often have surprisingly reasonable prices. If you’re trying to get the best rates on imported Russian food, you’ll probably want to buy it in bulk.

Another option is to go to local Russian markets in your city, as they will often import smaller quantities of Russian products for their clientele. You may even be able to speak to the owner of one of these stores so that they can order something for you, though this will not always be possible.


As you can see, there are plenty of reasons to try out Russian candy and food, and there are many places that you can get it from. We hope that this guide has helped you get a better understanding of the market for Russian food.