• For Food Lovers

Eat Like a Russian

Tour Highlights

  • Explore the colourful Danilovsky market with a local
  • Taste some of our favourite Russian cuisine
  • Try tvorog — a deliciously traditional dairy treat
  • Discover more about the diverse range of people who live in our beautiful city
  • Visit an off-the-beaten-track neighbourhood and see how locals live day to day

Food Tour of Moscow

Around the world cuisines in 80 minutes? Believe us, it’s possible! We’ll take you to the oldest market in Moscow which is now a trendy and hip place. Danilovsky is a foodie’s paradise offering you traditional Russian and Soviet dishes as well as national dishes from all over the world. We’ll focus on the Russian ones. Get your taste buds ready and feel yourself like a lord (spoiler alert — caviar is involved!). Eat like a local, eat like a Russian!

Language: English

Inclusions: Local English-speaking guide, all food and drinks mentioned in the itinerary (local honey, a local dairy 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.

Exclusions: Additional food and beverages, souvenirs and personal shopping, tips for your guide.

Schedule details

  • Duration: 2.5 hours
  • Meeting point: Outside the nearby entrance to Danilovsky market, next to the sign that says ‘ВХОД’, meaning entrance (or if the weather is cold you can enter the market and wait us at the info desk).
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  • Starting time: 3.00 PM
  • Ending point: Metro station ‘Tulskaya’.
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  • Today we’re ready to offer you a rich variety of tastes and textures. To enjoy your food adventure please be hungry before the tour!
    For the main course we’ll have palatable dishes from Uzbekistan (which was a part of the USSR) and Dagestan (region of Russia) such as pilaf and chudu (pie) with meat/cheese/greens and herbal tea.
    Then we’ll proceed with traditional home-made Russian appetizers: pickled tomatoes, cucumbers, garlic, sauerkraut and you’ll get a secret Russian receipt to cure even the worst hangover ever.
    If you’re brave enough and have no food restrictions you cannot skip lard. Your guide will explain to you the benefits of including this product into Russian diet. Now we’re ready to try red caviar, an absolute must while you’re in Moscow. If we’re lucky enough there’s chance to taste even black one!
    Now comes the dessert time! Wow, what a bounty! Delicious Russian eco honey, farmer cheese, jams with original flavours, seasonal fruits, sweet pies and ancient Russian drink — Kvas (guess the main ingredient!). Yummy? Yes, and even more than that.

    Additional information

    Group size: you’ll feel friendly atmosphere due to the small number of people
    on the route (12 is a maximum)
    Reservation: Everything is in your ticket. If you have some special needs or
    questions, please find our contact details below.
    Kids: For kids from 0 to 6 years old this tour is free. Kids from 6 to 11 have
    special prices for the tour. While making a reservation, please press ‘child’ for
    the right payment. If you have a kid up to 6 years with you, please tell us in
    advance.
    Diet Requests:
    Please inform us before the tour if you have any specific food requests/food
    intolerance. Go to ‘Additional information’ box or write us at
    [email protected]
    Contact details:
    Office phone number: +7 9037208398
    Email address: [email protected]

    Dietary Notes

    We can accommodate vegetarians and some other dietary restrictions. Please notify us in advance if you have any dietary requests. You can do so in the ‘Additional information’ box at checkout, or by emailing us at [email protected].

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  • Ms. Jocelyn H. from New Zealand travelled on 24 Aug 2018:

    The Eat Like a Russian tour surpassed our expectations. We were introduced to lots of different local foods and had opportunities for lots of tastings. Our guide was a perfect mix of knowledgeable, interested, interesting, personable and professional – she really added to the experience we had. We definitely didn’t need dinner after we had finished the tour – we were well sated.