Cheburechnaya in Moscow

Cheburechnaya/ Чебуречная ул. Остоженка, д. 53/2. Open daily, 11:00-22:00 Meals/snacks from 45 roubles. This fast food establishment, located right behind the smaller entrance to the Park Kultury metro stop, serves чебуреки (chebureki), just as its name...

Schwarma: Street Food in Moscow

Донер в лаваше, Куры Гриль, Свежая Выпечка / Donners in Lavash, Chicken Grill, Fresh Baked Goods  Kiosk, Университетская площадь Meals for 100 Rubles+ / ~$3.30+ Getting to Universitetskaya Ploshchad isn’t hard at all, but some...

Moscow State’s Student Cafeteria

Столовая МГУ / Dining Hall MGU    Meals for ~$4 The ominous facade of the MGU building provides, along with the other six Stalinist ‘sisters’, a fascinating example of Socialist Realist architecture and a physical manifestation...

Livan House – Middle Eastern in Moscow

Ливан Хаус  / Livan House  Kiosk, Проспект Вернадского, near ТЦ “Капитолий” (See Map) Shwarma for students 99 Rubles, Salads for ~80 Rubles; Meals for 350 Rubles+ Food/Service If you find yourself tired of dorm food...

Teremok: Fast Blini in Moscow

Теремок  / Teremok  ул. Арбат, д. 32, стр. 1 (м. “Смоленская”) (See Map) Meals for ~$5 and up The rather charming Teremok location on Old Arbat is closest to the metro station on Smolenskaya on...

Stardogs: Street Hot Dogs in Moscow

Стардог!с  / Stardogs  Университетская площадь / Kiosk near Universitetskaya Ploshad (See Map) (and many other locations around Moscow)  Meals for ~$3.60 or less I’ve been told that Stardogs is the butt of many-a-joke here in...

Vladimir: Russian with a Touch of Class

Владимир  / Vladimir  5-й Котельнический пер., 1 (м. “Таганская”) (See Map) Business Lunch for ~$6 Finding Vladimir may be a bit tricky for the directionally challenged. The main thing to keep in mind is that...

Korshka Kartoshka: Cheap Potatoes in Moscow

Крошка-Картошка / Kroshka-Kartoshka Пр. Вернадского, kiosk (one of many around Moscow)   Meals for ~60-200 Rubles/ ~$2-$6 I’m only a couple of weeks into my program, and SRAS has already provided two lovely tours for its...

Korchma: Ukrainian Delicacies in Moscow

Корчма  / Korchma Петровка, 30/7 (м. “Пушкинская”) (See Map) Meals for ~$12 and up To find Korchma simply come out of the metro and walk down Strastnoi Blvd. Petrovka will be running parallel to that...

Chaikhona: A Taste of Uzbek in Moscow

Чайхoна / Chaikhona 1-я Тверская-Ямская ул., 7 м. Маяковская (See Map) Meals for ~$10 and up Finding Chaikhana is no trouble at all: just come out of the Mayakovskaya station, turn away from the Kremlin,...

Bliny: An Eponymous Soviet Cafe in Moscow

Bliny / Блины Воронцовская ул., 8 м. Таганская (See Map) Meals for ~$10 and up, business lunch for $7 There are a few streets that go in different directions once you get out of the...

Avocado: Vegetarian in Moscow

Avocado / Авокадо Чистопрудный бульвар, 12/2 м. Чистые Пруды (See Map) Meals for ~$10 and up, business lunch for $7 To find Avocado simply come out of the Chistie Prudy station, stay to the right,...

Chicken Grill – Kiosks of Moscow

Куры Гриль  / Chicken Grill Kiosk, Проспект Вернадского, near ТЦ “Капитолий” (See Map) Shwarma 90 Rubles, Chebureks 20-40 Rubles, Kuri Gril 180 Rubles Location/Service This colorful kiosk located right outside the Kapitolii shopping mall near...

East Buffet: Moscow Does Chinese

Ист Буфет / East Buffet Новослободская ул., 16 м. Менделеевская (See Map) Monstrous Meals for ~$9; Red Plate Special (recommended) ~$10.50 As it turns out, paradise does indeed exist on earth. And as a matter...

LyudiKakLyudi: Tasty Quick Lunch in Moscow

LyudiKakLyudi / ЛюдиКакЛюди Colyansky tupik 1/4 Metro Kitai Gorod (See Map) Hip Sandwiches and Pies Meals for $5-10 After my trip to the ultra-Soviet pelmennaya, I decided to change my focus a little—this is a...

Pelmenaya: Soviet Nostalgia in Moscow

Pelmenaya / Пельменная ul. Krasina 7 Metro Mayakovskaya (See Map) Soviet-style Pelmeni Meals for $3-8 Last week my friend Nelson and I stopped by what is said to be one of the last surviving eateries...

King’s Falafel: Vegetarian Friendly in Moscow

King’s Falafel / Королевский фалафель ul. Usacheva 32/36 Metro Sportivnaya (See Map) Middle Eastern: Traditional & Fusion Snacks for $4; Meals for $8-10 In my hometown of Anchorage, Alaska, there is only one place to...

Buryat Cuisine in Moscow

The Tennis Academy Sport-Café of Buryat Cuisine  Спорт-кафе академии тенниса с бурятской кухней Leningradskii Prospekt 36, str. 29 Metro Aeroport (See Map) Traditional Buryat Cuisine Snacks for $4; Meals for $8-12 For my junior year...

Sovetskaya Cheburechnaya: Soviet Nostalgia in Moscow

Sovetskaya Cheburechnaya / Советская чебуречная ul. Krasina 27, str. 1 Metro Mayakovskaya (See Map) Greasy Spoon, Soviet Kitsch Snacks for $2; Meals for $4-8 The cheburek is a fried turnover, traditionally stuffed with meat, that...

Mu Mu: The Best Cafeteria Deal in Moscow

MU-MU / МУ-МУ 4, ul. Arbatskaya str. 1 Metro Arbatskaya (See Map) Russian Cafeteria-style Dining Meals for $5-10 Four years ago, when I was a still learning the basics of Russian, our professor Tatiana brought...

Grabli: The Hipper Cafeteria in Moscow

Grabli / Грабли 27 ul. Pyatnitskaya Metro Novokuznetskaya (See Map) Russian Cafeteria-style Dining Meals for $8-12 A trip to the dacha, or countryside home, is a quintessential Russian experience—some fresh air, a little sweat in...

Vegetarian in Moscow

By Audrey Wood Audrey Wood is a freelance translator and journalist living and working in Moscow. She is also a devout vegetarian. We asked her to share some of her thoughts on being vegetarian abroad....