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,...

Kruzhka – Moscow Pub Food

Кружка  / Kruzhka Ниж. Радищевская ул., 10 строение 1 (м. “Таганская”) (See Map) Meals for ~$7 and up, Business Lunch ~$5.60 Kruzhka is a very interesting place. You think that you’re entering a bar as...

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...

Moscow’s Markets

By Hannah Chapman Hannah Chapman is majoring in Russian Studies at Stetson University. She spent spring semester, 2009 studying abroad with The School of Russian and Asian Studies in Moscow on the Translate Abroad Program. She hopes to...

The Cold War Bunker

By Hannah Chapman Hannah Chapman is majoring in Russian Studies at Stetson University. She spent spring semester, 2009 studying abroad with The School of Russian and Asian Studies in Moscow on the Translate Abroad Program. She hopes to...

Palace of the Boyars Romanov

By Hannah Chapman Hannah Chapman is majoring in Russian Studies, International Business, and Political Science at Stetson University. She spent spring semester, 2009 studying abroad with The School of Russian and Asian Studies (SRAS) in Moscow on...

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....

English First: Teacher’s Review in Moscow

Teaching is truly one of the most difficult jobs one can attempt. Firstly, organizational and time management skills are a must. Work does not stop once class is over; it is the teacher’s responsibility to...