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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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    Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

    The Danilovsky Market is worth a visit. Quite a modern fresh food market. However this tour was disappointing. Insufficient range presented (only 2 cheeses and only one type of caviar on bread without spread, the cheapest, too many dumplings, no dessert). No use of disposable...More

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    Reviewed 1 week ago

    My afternoon with Olga was a highlight of my month long trek around the world. Olga was personable, knowledgeable and approachable. She welcomed me with open arms, explained about the food items we sampled and conversed with me about her visit to my hometown in...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank Expedition490297
    Valentina_Ekimova, Guides manager at Moscow Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

    Dear Expedition, Many thanks for your feedback! Olga is indeed very friendly and professional guide. We will pass her you review.

    Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

    We had a wonderful afternoon at the Danilovskiy Market, eating and tasting a variety of Russian food, with Valentina from Urban Adventure. She was personable, fun-loving and helpful. We were impressed by her exuding energy and enthusiasm.

    Thank GohLee
    Valentina_Ekimova, Guides manager at Moscow Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

    Dear Peng, Many thanks for your feedback! It is so nice to get such a high rate review of our tour and work! Will be glad to see you on our other tours.

    Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

    It was very good experience.The guide was very kind and warm.I had a good time!I could know about food culture and how kind the people in the market.

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank 12kirakira
    AlexandraS3415, Guest Relations Manager at Moscow Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

    Thank you so much for your review, we hope to see you again on our tours!

    Reviewed July 8, 2019

    I enjoyed this tour very much. Olga the tour guide was interesting, knowledgeable and quite sociable. Unfortunately, I was not able to return to the location to spend more as I had wanted to, it was quite a venue.

    Date of experience: May 2019
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    AlexandraS3415, Guest Relations Manager at Moscow Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded July 10, 2019

    We are always ready to help you with directions after the tour, next time, please don't hesitate to ask your guide!

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    July 24, 2019|
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    Response from Pamela L | Reviewed this property |
    We met the tour guide in front of the market, at the designated meeting time. Prior to the day itself, I communicated with the tour agency who confirmed the meeting time and the color of the shirt of the guide. Pls arrive... More
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    The tour is 2,5 hours long.
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