Moscow: Eat like a Russian Afternoon Foodie Tour

Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
Destination: Russia, Russia, Moscow
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Moscow
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  • Cancellable

Overview

Get ready to eat like a Russian on this delicious foodie tour of the Danilovsky neighbourhood in Moscow. Check out the bustling local market and discover what Russian cuisine is all about, find out what locals like to eat on special occasions (spoiler alert — caviar is involved!) and take a trip down memory lane to discover the foods of countries that once belonged to the USSR.

Itinerary
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Stop At: Danilovsky Market, ul Mytnaya, 74 Metro Tulskaya, Moscow 115191 Russia

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.

Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes

Inclusions
  • 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

Exclusions
  • Additional food and drinks
  • Souvenirs and personal shopping
  • Tips/gratuities for your guide
  • 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 travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers
Departure Point

Danilovskiy Rynok, Mytnaya Ulitsa, 74, Moskva, Russia, 115191


Departure Time

3:00 PM


Return Details

Tul'skaya Station, Moscow, Russia, 115191

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Duration

2 hours 30 minutes

If you cancel at least 4 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 3 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

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