Russian in Suzdal

It's hidden behind a kitsch crafts market, but this place is a gem. Russian standards – bliny, shchi (cabbage soup), mushroom dishes and pickles – are prominently represented, but it's all the unusual (and rather experimental) items on the menu that make Chaynaya so special. Red-buckwheat pancakes, anyone?

If you're in a group, definitely order a samovar of tea, which will be served with cream, sugar and baranki (doughnut-shaped cookies).