Kupetz Eliseevs

Top choice food & drinks in Historic Heart

This Style Moderne stunner is St Petersburg's most elegant grocery store, selling plenty of branded goods from tea blends to caviar and handmade chocolates as well as delicious freshly baked breads, pastries and cakes. Kids will love watching the animatronic figures in the window display and there are pleasant cafes on the ground floor and in the former wine cellar.

In the same year that the Singer Building was erected, further along Nevsky wealthy merchant Grigory Eliseevs was busy having his own Style Moderne consumer palace constructed. Eliseevs Brothers was already a highly successful food emporium with several branches – this would be their flagship and little expense or design flourish was spared. Huge plate-glass windows gave glimpses into a dazzling interior of stained glass, chandeliers, polished brass and a giant pineapple palm. The building's exterior was no less lavish and was graced with four allegorical sculptures representing industry, trade and commerce, art and science. The building also included a theatre, which is still functioning.