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Moscow: Eat Like a Russian Small Group Food Tour

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Discover what Russian cuisine is all about on this delicious foodie tour of the Danilovsky neighbourhood in Moscow. Explore the bustling local market and find out what locals like to eat on special occasions.
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Duration 2.5 hours
Starting time 3:00 PM
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  • Explore the colourful Danilovsky market with a local
  • Taste seasonal fruits and specialities from around Russia
  • Try Tvorog a delicious traditional dairy treat
  • Indulge in red caviar from Sakhalin
  • Visit an off-the-beaten-track neighbourhood for a local perspective on Moscow life
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Begin your tour by discovering the little-known Danilovsky district of Moscow. See one of the most prominent examples of Constructivist architecture in the city, a structure which polarizes Muscovite opinion, the Ship House. Having learned a little about the lives of locals here as you walk you'll arrive at the tastiest part of the tour, the food market. Mingle with trendy chefs and savvy locals alike as you try sour, spicy, cheesy and sweet treats.

Begin with nature’s bounty: Sweet Russian honey served with herbs and berries. Then try the freshest cheeses and curd from the Caucasus.  If its winter you'll try juicy tangerines from Abkhazia or in summer delicious apples from the gardens around the city. Next enjoy two truly Russian delicacies. First is smoked lard which, though it sounds a bit odd to the western palate, is rich, fulfilling and delicious. Then indulge in red caviar from the island of Sakhalin, an absolute must-eat while in Moscow. 

Then 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, banish your thirst with a Kvas or fruit-drink. Head south to explore dishes from Uzbekistan and Dagestan, pilaf and chudu (scones) with cheese or pumpkin, finishing off with tea and pies. Happy and full you’ll be guided to the metro station or you can of course stay and shop for tasty souvenirs. 
  • 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)
What’s Not Included
  • Additional food and drinks
  • Souvenirs and personal shopping
  • Tips/gratuities for your guide

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Meeting point

Outside the nearby entrance to Danilovsky market, next to the sign that says ‘ВХОД’, meaning entrance.

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• This is a child-friendly tour. Children between the ages of 6 and 11 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
• If a dish is not available on the day, it will be substituted with a similar and equally delicious product

From US$ 78.52 per person

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Product ID: 140988