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Moscow: Eat like a Russian Afternoon Foodie Tour

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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
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Danilovskiy Rynok, Mytnaya Ulitsa, 74, Moskva, Russia, 115191
    Departure Time
    3:00 PM
    Duration
    2h 30m
    Return Details
    Tul'skaya Station, Moscow, Russia, 115191
    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
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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 travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    If you cancel at least 4 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel within 3 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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    We did the Food tour as a family, our two boys aged fourteen and eleven We had an amazing experience. Some of the food was lovely and others were interesting... The portions are generous and you definitely do not leave with a hungry stomach We had Malvina as a tour guide, she
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    Response from Valentina_Ekimova, Guides manager at Moscow: Eat like a Russian Afternoon Foodie Tour
    Responded 5 days ago
    Dear Pellis, We so glad that Malvina became like a friend for you. Thank you for such nice words, we will show your review to Malvina. And see you in Moscow again!
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    We really enjoyed our tour with Mila. She was really knowledgeable. The tour was informative with lots of foods to try. Mila was able to share so great facts and history and took us to some places we never would have ventured into. Thankyou for a lovely tour. Whilst this was a
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    Response from Valentina_Ekimova, Guides manager at Moscow: Eat like a Russian Afternoon Foodie Tour
    Responded 3 days ago
    Dear Helen, Thank you a lot for your nice review! And thank you that you bravely tried​ all food, this is indeed important. We will be happy to see you again. And Alex (or Sasha) - your guide - very happy to know that you enjoyed your time:)
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    We started the day with the Eat like a Russian Foodie Tour which was an excellent walk through a covered market eating all the foods you walk by but never stop to try. Very educational. Our guide was pleasant and informative. We enjoyed her tour so much that we signed up for the
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    Response from Valentina_Ekimova, Guides manager at Moscow: Eat like a Russian Afternoon Foodie Tour
    Responded 3 weeks ago
    Dear Annette, Thank you a lot for such a wonderful review! Hope to see you on our other tours as well!
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    This is a great tour for solo travellers, especially if you don’t speak any Russian and have no familiarity with the food or culture. Elena was a great guide - so friendly and lovely. She explained the context of everything we tasted and encouraged us to have as much or as
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    Response from Valentina_Ekimova, Manager at Moscow: Eat like a Russian Afternoon Foodie Tour
    Responded 4 weeks ago
    Dear Remy, Many thanks for your review! Such a pleasure to know that you enjoyed​ your time. We will be glad to see you again.
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    Urban Adventures as a whole company were a amazing to work with. I couldn't make my original booking due to a flight issue and they changed the day for me with no late fees despite giving them less than 24 hour notice. Tanya my tour guide was spectacular I got to try delicious
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    Response from Valentina_Ekimova, Guides manager at Moscow: Eat like a Russian Afternoon Foodie Tour
    Responded 2 Sep 2019
    Dear Ashlea, Many thanks for your high grade of the tour and Tanya work! We are happy that you enjoyed your time and will be happy to see you on our other tours.
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