Private Foodie Walk & Talk: Try Russian Food with a Local Guide

Duration: 3 hours
Destination: Russia, Central Russia, Moscow
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  • 3 hours
  • Moscow
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable

Overview

All food is included!

We invite you to learn about Russian culture through our food. We will try multiple types of dishes in 3 different locations: a trendy Central market, a hidden monastery canteen and a non-obvious "dumplings-boutique" (at least they call it like that).

It's not only about tasting, it's also about stories. We will explain what are the regions from which the particular dish is coming and why it's important for our culture, we will explain the tricks of cooking or producing it and tell you the stories related to the dish.

VEGETARIANS are welcome as well.
If you are a vegetarian, a vegan or you are allergic to anything, just tell us, we have the options prepared up our sleeve, like vareniki instead of pelmeni, pickles instead of cheese and blini instead of oladyi.
Oh, so many new words!
And oh, so many new tastes:)

Pass By: Moscow, Moscow, Central Russia

Moscow, as any truly cosmopolitan city, absorbs multiple trends and influences in food. And if you are coming here for the traditional Russian or for the standardised Soviet cuisine you will find plenty of options.
In fact, too many.
So, we've chosen our favourite unique places for you!

Stop At: Vysoko-Petrovskiy Monastery, Petrovka St., 28/2, Moscow 127051 Russia

In a basement of the medieval monastery there is hiding a canteen, called trapeznaya. Are you up for a trapeza (meal) here?

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Central Market, Rozhdestvenskiy Blvd., 1, Moscow 107031 Russia

Central market is one of those food places in the centre in which every muscovite is coming at least once a month.
Under one roof they have accommodated dozens of merchant stalls and food corners with literally the whole world of varieties: from Mexican to Georgian.
We are here for the latter.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Lepim I Varim, Pereulok Stoleshnikov, 9, строение 1, Moskva, Russia, 125009

Have you heard about "pelmeni"? Yes, yes the Russian dumplings. We claim that there is the best pelmeni place in town hiding in the back alleys of the luxury clothing boutiques.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Kuznetsky Most Street, ulitsa Kuznetsky Most, Moscow Russia

One of the most favourite streets of muscovites. Since 19th century it's in the very epicentre of Moscow's bar, food and shopping culture.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Sanduny Bath Houses, Neglinnaya St., 14, 3-7, Moscow 107031 Russia

We will pass the one and only Sanduny banya. Banya is russian for a bath house or sauna. Unfortunately, we won't be going inside, since it's a food tour. But, we will enjoy the wonderful architecture and I will share with you a unique story of the banya's founder and explain what are the differences between Russian, Turkish and Swedish saunas.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Stoleshnikov Lane, Moscow Russia

The most expensive street of Moscow leading right to the former mayor's estate. Can you guess, why so expensive then?

Duration: 10 minutes

Sample Menu

• 3 types of cheeses. - We will try 3 cheeses from 3 different regions (Adygeia, Georgia and Armenia).
Subject to change, depending on the merchants.
• A pie from Dagestan. - With greenery, cheese or meat filling on your choice.
• Sbiten', Kvass or Kissel on your choice. - A drink of your choice in a monastery canteen.
• Pastry (vatrushka, pirozhki or poppy bun). - Soviet pastry on your choice in the monastery's canteen.
• Pelmeni on your choice. - Pelmeni or vareniki (vegetarian option) in our favourite pelmeni place in the city.

Inclusions
  • Snacks
  • Lunch
  • Traditional Russian Drink (there will be choice)
  • Fun and Professional Local Guide
  • Advice on what to do and where to go after the tour!
  • All Taxes
  • WhatsApp assistant before or during your stay.

Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Private transportation
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • We are always keeping up with any of the rules that are mandatory or recommended in Moscow and strictly follow them. We believe it's extremely important for all of us to follow this rules now to stay safe.
Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
We can pick you up from any centrally located hotel.
IMPORTANT: Please, write us the name of your hotel in the booking form, through e-mail, WhatsApp or in any other way, you may find suitable.

We can also organise a transfer from the airport or the river terminal. For that, please, provide us with the details a couple of days in advance.

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Duration

3 hours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

User's Reviews

Ofer H

10 Feb, 2020

I really loved the tour. Nikita was very knowledgable and friendly, spoke excellent English, and I learned about Moscow much more than I expected. And it was a great way to meet some Russian food for someone who had just arrived to Russia. The food was really tasty and Nikita was very considerate as to what I prefered and what not. The only thing was that it was a very small sample of foods compared to similar tours around the world (meeely 4 different bites, if you don't count the drinks) - not somthing that made me skip a meal.

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