Walks With Folks

Moscow Food Tour: Russia through stories and food

Duration: 3 hours
Food is one of the best ways to understand cultural background of a country. It's fun, tasty and gives you an understanding of people's everyday life. If you like to try new things, want to know what Russians eat and share the experience - this tour is for you!

Moscow Food Tour: Explore Russia Through Stories and Food

Total Tour Price
Adults (age 8 and older)
Children (age 7 and younger)
* Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund
Hotel Pickup
Hotel Pickup
Flexible timing
Flexible timing
All Food Included
Easy cancellation
Easy cancellation
Tour highlights

Danilovsky Market

Your guide will pick you up from your hotel and head toward the Danilovsky market. Located in impressive Soviet circus-like structure, it is the trendiest place to try and buy local food. Many ethnic food stalls provide berries, cheeses, caviar, national dishes and desserts from different Russian regions. Treat your taste buds to a sampling at least some of them!
Red Square

Trying Russian Dumplings (Pelmeni)

Nobody knows when dumplings first entered Russian cuisine, but they form the heart of Russian culinary culture. You will see the whole process of cooking traditional dumplings and choose the fillings you like to try. Black angus, kamchatka crab, chicken with basil and parmesan, salmon and cream cheese, cherry and other berries – the choice is yours!
St. Basil's Cathedral

Trying Caviar and Cheese

What would you like more: black caviar, red caviar, yellow pike or zucchini caviar? Share your preferences with your guide, while degustating and learning fascinating facts about Russia's original "black gold." Repeat the sampling at the cheese section!
St. Basil's Cathedral

Sour Delights

Looking at the number of stalls with different pickles you may think that Russians just can what they can. And it's almost true – pickled tomatoes, cucumbers, cabbage, mushrooms, apples, garlic – so many things to taste and to learn in which combination suits you best.

St. Basil's Cathedral

Traditional Drinks

When it comes to traditional drinks – forget fancy smoothies and try kompot, mors and other Russian berry drinks. More than 15 variations, there will surely be a berry juice that you have never tried!

If you are more interested in non-sweet types of beverages, kvas made of rye bread could be a good option. Learn how it became #1 summer drink in Russia and in which dish always accompanies kvas.
History Museum


It's time for desserts! Listen about the adventures of black tea in Russia, learn why it was prohibited by the Orthodox church and later Russian aristocracy drunk it from a saucer. Help yourself with USSR sweets, pancakes and traditional Russian pies while trying up to a dozen honey types!

At the end of the tour your guide will help you to get the best deal, if you would like to buy something as a gift or for yourself.
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Customer reviews about Moscow Food Tour
  • Matt Tuttle
    We had a great time on our tour. I loved exploring one of the most historic markets in Moscow and trying the different food and drink items, learning more about the history and culture and just having a really lovely time with our guide.
  • David Sink
    This was a great way to "eat like a local". This was a private tour so the guide was solely focused on our experience and there was no chance of getting lost. Alexandra was very friendly and knowledgeable answering all of our questions, even if there were unrelated to the tour. We highly recommend this tour not only for the food, but because you will visit places that you probably wouldn't as an average tourist.
  • Had an absolutely fabulous day exploring food through a local. Food tastings were plentiful (was actually stuffed by the end of it) and the knowledge Anton shared at each step along the way was informative. Also made new friends.
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