What to Eat at Moscow's Historic Danilovsky Food Market

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Contributor / Journalist5 January 2018

Indoor food markets in Moscow have become a lot more popular in the last few years, and Danilovsky Food Market is considered one of the oldest and biggest markets in the capital. It’s centrally located, and it underwent an impressive renovation that made it an ideal spot for local and visiting foodies alike. Fill your basket with authentic Russian products at the many eateries and kiosks, and be sure to try these unmissable foods while you’re there.

Vietnamese Pho at Bo

Pho is a nourishing Vietnamese noodle soup that is full of flavour, including herbs, spices, chicken, beef and shiitake mushrooms. At Bo, the Vietnamese cooks will prepare your soup and will recommend toppings according to your preference. Trust us, even picky foodies will consider this place a paradise!

Israeli Hummus and Falafel at The Hummus

At The Hummus, the chefs drench falafel in creamy tahini, and they make the hummus fresh daily. It’s a truly authentic falafel-and-hummus experience. For those who keep kosher, or for anyone who wants to try something new, The Hummus is a winner.

Pelmeni and Khinkali at Propelmeni

The Propelmeni food kiosk specialises in homemade Russian pelmeni (Russian dumplings) and khinkali (Georgian dumplings) with a variety of fillings, including meat, fish, vegetables and cheese. This is among the best places in the city to try homemade dumplings. You’ll have to be patient, though, the queue is quite long. If you don’t have time, or you’re not up for waiting, you can order frozen pelmeni, cooked earlier upon request, for meals at home.

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Homemade Italian Pasta at Fiorella Pasta Fresca

Fiorella Pasta Fresca features arguably the best handmade pasta and ravioli in town. Try their special carbonara, arrabiata, and pesto con mozzarella, all of which are cooked according to traditional Italian recipes.

Fish and Oysters at Fishbazaar

Fishbazaar offers more than 20 varieties of seafood, including oysters served on ice with eschalot (shallot), lemon and chardonnay or vinegar. Different seafood platters are also available. Customise your plate with Kamchatka crabs, scampi, prawns, salmon, mayonnaise and cocktail sauces.

Korean Noodles at K-Town Korean Noodle Bar

Treat yourself to traditional Korean kimchi and authentic noodle dishes at K-Town Korean Noodle Bar. The menu is full of delicious Korean foods, ranging from small plates to classic spicy entrées.

Dal Makhani at Indiiyskaya Tochka

One of India’s most famous dishes, dal makhani, is cooked and served at the Danilovsky Market at Indiiyskaya Tochka. Try this delicious dish, prepared with black lentils, red kidney beans, cream, butter and spices.

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