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Moscow: Eat like a Russian Afternoon Foodie Tour provided by ExploRussia

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Moscow: Eat like a Russian Afternoon Foodie Tour

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  • You'll start at
    Danilovsky Market
    Mytnaya Ulitsa, 74, Moskva, Russia, 115191
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    Danilovsky Market
    Stop: 3 hours
    Our tour begins in the little-known Danilovsky district of Moscow, which is home to one of the most prominent examples of constructivist architecture in the city. Parisians have long argued about the beauty of the Eiffel Tower; the Muscovites have polarised opinions about the Ship House. Having learned a little about the lives of locals here as we walk, we’ll arrive at the tastiest part of our tour — the food market — and this particular one attracts both trendy chefs and savvy locals alike. Our degustation menu for the day will include sour, spicy, cheesy and sweet treats for your delectation. We hope you’re hungry! We’ll start with nature’s bounty: Russian honey served with herbs and berries. Next it’s on to appetisers and you’ll try the freshest cheeses and curd from the Caucasian region. You’ll be surprised by the number of milk products Russia and other countries from the former USSR used to consume every day. You’ll then try juicy tangerines from Abkhazia if it's winter or delicious apples in summer from the gardens around the city. Then it’s on to two proper Russian delicacies. First is smoked lard, which sounds a bit odd to the western palate, but trust us, it’s rich, fulfilling and delicious! Then, red caviar from the island of Sakhalin, an absolute must-eat while in Moscow. Next we’ll time travel to the Soviet era to take a peep at a typical kitchenette with stripped tablecloth, cut glass and toffees for children, plus plenty of jars of pickles and homemade jams. You can then taste the secret cure to every Russian’s hangover, salty cucumbers and sauerkraut. After these salty delicacies, a Kvas or fruit-drink will banish your thirst. We’ll then head south to explore our favourite dishes from Uzbekistan and Dagestan, pilaf and chudu (scones) with cheese or pumpkin, finishing off with tea and pies. We recommend the sweet pie with poppy seeds. Yummy! Happy and full, you’ll be guided to the metro station or you can of course stay and shop for tasty souvenirs too! Don’t forget to ask your local guide for tips on what else to see, do and where to eat during your stay in magnificent Moscow.
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  • You'll end at
    Tulskaya Station
    Moscow, Russia, 115191
    See address & details
Important Information
Departure Point
Danilovsky Market, Mytnaya Ulitsa, 74, Moskva, Russia, 115191
2h 30m
Return Details
Tulskaya Station, Moscow, Russia, 115191
  • Local - English speaking guide
  • All food and drinks mentioned in the itinerary; local honey, a local diary product, a local seasonal fruit, red caviar, smoked lard, pickled cucumber, sauerkraut, pilaf; chudu, pie and tea.
  • If a dish is not available on the day, it will be substituted with a similar and equally delicious product.
  • Snacks
  • Additional food and drinks
  • Tips/gratuities for your guide
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • We can accommodate vegetarians and some other dietary restrictions. Please notify us in advance if you have any dietary requests.
  • This is a child-friendly tour. Children between the ages of 6 and 11 inclusively are permitted on this tour at the rate listed above. Please select ‘child’ above when booking. Children under the age of 6 are permitted to join this tour free of charge. Please inform us at the time of booking if you’ll be bringing a child under the age of 6.
  • For your Urban Adventure you will be in a small group of a maximum of 6 people.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Sara E wrote a review Mar 2020
Tokyo, Japan7 contributions8 helpful votes
Was taken through the Danilovsky Market by Alexandra. She knew the perfect order in which to try the food, picked out some of the best bread I’ve had in my life, and was wonderful company. In addition to Russian standbys such as borscht and pelmeni, we also tried crepes from
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Date of experience: March 2020
Giorgio D wrote a review Feb 2020
Jinnah Antarctic Station, null, Antarctica3 contributions8 helpful votes
Alexandra made this experience really special because she is a special girl. Caring, respectful, nice, funny and, last but not least, the tasting included really a lot of local, delicious specialities and I learned a lot about them! Thank you Alexandra
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Response from Elena S, Guest Relations Manager at Moscow: Eat like a Russian Afternoon Foodie Tour
Responded 11 Mar 2020
We are thrilled to hear you had such a wonderful experience! Alexandra is indeed a great guide and a great person (: Thank you for your feedback!
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kalanz02 wrote a review Jan 2020
Cambridge, Massachusetts28 contributions34 helpful votes
I was fortunate to spend (Orthodox) Christmas Eve with Elena touring the Danilovsky Market. It was so much fun! Elena filled both my mind and my stomach as she told me all about the different foods we were trying, the history of the region, the people, and such. We went from
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Response from Valentina_Ekimova, Manager at Moscow: Eat like a Russian Afternoon Foodie Tour
Responded 8 Jan 2020
Many thanks for such a wonderful review! Will be happy to see you again on our other tours to explore more about Russian culture!
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Adele D wrote a review Dec 2019
Pretoria, South Africa132 contributions11 helpful votes
Wow! What an awesome tour! We met at the ‘farmer’s market’ and were fortunate enough to have the lovely Sasha all to ourselves. She was a fantastic guide, sharing information about the food, surrounds and Russian culture and history. She even gave us restaurant and other market
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Date of experience: November 2019
Response from Valentina_Ekimova, Guides manager at Moscow: Eat like a Russian Afternoon Foodie Tour
Responded 19 Dec 2019
Thank you for such kind words! Will be happy to see you again on our tours!
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Alison wrote a review Nov 2019
2 contributions2 helpful votes
Enjoyable tour of the Danilovsky food market with Olga although the start of the tour was delayed. The instructions about where to meet were confusing as there are at least two entrances - one main entrance and one side entrance.
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Date of experience: September 2019
Response from Valentina_Ekimova, Guides manager at Moscow: Eat like a Russian Afternoon Foodie Tour
Responded 4 Dec 2019
Dear Alison, Thank you for your feedback! We will add picture of the meeting point in the nearest future.
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