Top Choice Market in Zamoskvorechie

Danilovsky Market

A showcase of the area's ongoing gentrification, this giant Soviet-era farmers market is now largely about deli food cooked and served in myriad little eateries, including such gems as a Dagestani dumpling shop and …
Top Choice Cafe in Presnya


The entire menu at Stolle is excellent, but the pirozhki (savoury pies) are irresistible. A ‘stolle’ is a traditional Saxon Christmas cake: the selection of sweets and savouries sits on the counter, fresh from the o…
Market in Arbat & Khamovniki

Usachevsky Market

An old market has been taken over by hipster foodies, who instantly filled the premises with little eateries serving Georgian, Uzbek, Italian, Israeli and you-name-it cuisine, as well as shops representing small-sca…
Market in Arbat & Khamovniki


After taking the Moscow culinary world by storm with its farm-to-table restaurant, LavkaLavka has opened a network of small 'farmer's shops' like this one. Here, patrons can purchase handmade cheese and sausages, pi…
Food Hall in Arbat & Khamovniki

21 Food Market

A great spot favoured by locals and foreigners alike, 21 Food Market offers a wide variety of cuisines, from Georgian to Mexican, Vietnamese, Dagestani, Japanese and others. The concept of this vast food hall is to …
Cafe in Meshchansky & Basmanny

Kler Eclair

Drinking coffee, eating fresh eclairs and watching flower ladies assemble elaborate bouquets? Welcome to Kler Eclair. An unusual concept even for Moscow, this tiny place combines a flower/gift shop with a cozy cafe.…
Cafe in Presnya

Cake Me

As soon as you enter, the entire place lures you to go on a dessert rave. It offers a great variety of mouthwatering signature desserts, all-day breakfasts and mains. Cake Me is located in the same little nook as th…
Deli in Tverskoy & Novoslobodsky


This sweet, child-friendly deli serves salads, soups, and cakes styled as Cornish pasties, as well as smoothies and lemonade. The honey latte might be a little too experimental, but the tea with raspberry purée and …
Fast Food in Meshchansky & Basmanny

Liudi kak Liudi

An old institution, for decades this quaint cafe has served as a pit stop for Kitay Gorod club-goers. During the day, it's a pleasant place to get a quick bite and a coffee or smoothie.
Burgers in Arbat & Khamovniki

Black Star Burgers

Music and burger lovers line up out the door and down the sidewalk for a taste of the burgers being touted by Russian rapper Timati. There's a bit of gimmickry going on here (burgers are served with black gloves so …