The Best Contemporary Vegetarian Restaurants in Moscow

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Yulia S.

Contributor / Journalist

Russia is such a giant country that highlighting the best vegetarian hotspots would only offer the slimmest insight into the food scene here. Modern Moscow’s restaurant scene is undoubtedly the business and tourism hub of Russia – the majority of visitors will find themselves here at one point. The greater Moscow area has as many exciting food options as you’d expect, and as the vegetarian population in Moscow continues to grow, more and more local restaurants are starting to concentrate on them. We’ve found some of the best vegetarian restaurants that Moscow has to offer.

1. Moscow – Delhi

Cafe, Restaurant, Indian, Russian, Vegan, Vegetarian

Moscow – Delhi is a hidden gem for the true vegetarian right in the heart of Moscow. It takes a refreshed approach to Indian food in Russia, and the chef focuses on the rural flavours and gastronomic elements of Indian and Sri Lankan cuisines. The cocktail list offers traditional non-alcoholic nourishing cocktails and lemonades, with such ingredients such as masala, curry leaves, cinnamon and mango. We highly recommend booking in advance.

2. Fresh

Restaurant, Russian, Vegetarian

The Fresh chain was established in Moscow back in 2012 on Bolshaya Dmitrovka St. and became the first modern gastronomic restaurant of vegetarian cuisine in the city centre. Apart from the main menu, the Fresh team also regularly invents special seasonal courses and nourishing cocktails for those who care a lot about their health and digestive well-being.

3. Fruits And Veges

Restaurant, Russian, Vegan, Coffee

A contemporary vegetarian restaurant located right in Artplay, an artistic district of Moscow, and surely they know how to put on a good spread without meat and fish courses. Menu items like an avocado salad with beans, mushrooms and pineapple prove that you can fill your stomach and delight your taste buds totally meat-free. They also have a good selection of juices and smoothies.

4. Cafe Receptor

Cafe, Russian, Dessert, Vegan, Gluten-free

It’s pretty clear that at the Cafe Receptor chain, their love affair with nourishing fruits and vegetables brings joy to locals and visitors alike. The menu has been carefully curated by chefs of the café and offers a wide range of vegan and gluten-free options including smoothies, salads, and raw desserts. You can basically customise anything you wish for your drink, salad or sandwich, so your dish can be personalised to suit your preferences.

5. Hitrye Lyudi

Cafe, Russian

Another famous spot among locals, Hitrye Lyudi is a vegetarian café chain in the centre of Moscow. The place itself is bursting with colourful goodness and coziness. A vast choice of raw cakes, matcha smoothies, yoghurts, salads and salad wraps, bowls and other different types of local and imported fruits and vegetables. Hunger will be the last thing on your mind when you leave this place, believe us.

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