Moscow is famous for a lot of things – being home to the Kremlin, the St. Basil’s Cathedral and the Bolshoi Theatre. Many people don’t think of food when they think of Moscow, but it’s time to change that. Despite having a wide range of European and Asian influences, Russia food is truly unique and Moscow food is some of the best in the country. Here’s what you need to know about wining and dining in the city.
The best food in Moscow that you must try on your trip includes pelmeni (Russian dumplings), Moscow-style borscht (delicious, meaty soup), blini (similar to crepes), ponchiki (scrumptious rounded doughnuts), pirozhki (fried buns with filling) and kasha (staple breakfast porridge).
Café Pushkin is one of the most iconic places to eat in Moscow, known for authentic Russian fare with a lovely, antiquated atmosphere.
If you’re keen to experience Moscow restaurants’ modern taken on Russia cuisine, you must visit Varvara Café, which is best known for serving traditional Russian dishes with unexpected but delightful elements. The atmosphere is warm and cosy – an absolute must-do on your trip to the capital.
If your mouth is already watering, it’s time to start planning your trip to Moscow. At SOTC, we offer a number of Moscow tour packages that enable you to see the Russian capital along with other cities in the country and in Europe. If you’d like to learn more about our Russia tour packages, check out our website, or head into your neighbourhood SOTC branch and we will tell you everything you need to know about holidaying in Moscow.
Lavkalavka is also one of the best restaurants in Moscow, known for its typical Russian-café ambiance and high quality ingredients. If you try only one dish here, let is be the mushroom and cheese soup – it is absolute scrumptious and unlike anything you would have ever eaten before.