Lena Konchalovskaya is a Moscow-based journalist and foodie who works for local online magazine The Village, which is dedicated to the food culture in Moscow. On her Instagram account, Konchalovskaya shares venue reviews, photos and food tasting experiences. For those seeking new food experiences—or who want to know what to avoid—Konchalovskaya’s account is tough to beat.
Anna Maslovskaya is chief food editor for Afisha, a Russian online magazine dedicated to the restaurant and bar scene, as well as art and music events. If you’re into detailed food reviews and beautiful pictures, this should be a number-one Russian account to follow. Maslovskaya travels quite often, so there tend to be many interesting food stories to discover.
If you’re interested in Russia’s wine culture, follow Kristina Kozyreva’s wine-centric account @winyfeline to discover trendy spots in Moscow and to find out the best places to get the best wine and more. Be sure to also check out her second blog, @wineandgirls, which she created specifically for women who enjoy wine, photos and beautiful clothes.
Julie Gesyuk is one of the capital’s top breakfast critics. Her online project, zazavtra.com, and her official Instagram account have become very popular with locals in Moscow who check to see her new and favourite breakfast discoveries. Readers and friends of the site often send her photos of their own breakfasts, which Gesyuk also posts. It’s very much a community affair.
Aliona Ermakova is a picky capital-based foodie who knows the local food scene better than most. Co-founder of Stay Hungry Team Moscow, Ermakova and her friends have created a network of foodies and café owners who organise meet-ups, supper clubs and other food-related events. This is a must follow if you’re interested in street food culture.
Victoria Dim is a food journalist and critic who shares her experiences and travels on her official Instagram account and on online food magazine Restoclub. She’s a frequent traveller who shares her food tours from abroad. For food information from the world around, follow @frautori.
Vladimir Muhin is one of Russia’s most famous chefs de cuisine. He works and curates many restaurants, including one of the most famous Moscow spots, White Rabbit. In his official Instagram account, Muhin shares his working process, various food recipes and local news from the restaurant scene.