When back in the past the information about the possible demolition of the Danilovsky Market appeared, it was like a disaster. The market at this very place, close to the Tulskaya metro station and not far from the Danilov Monastery (the oldest in Moscow) has existed since the 13th century. A lot later, in 1986, the construction of the modern building was completed. It resembles a flower, if you look at it from above, and reminds me of summer a bit.
Then, it was clear that this building would be renovated after the concept of now popular European markets, when you can not only buy products, but also eat there, or at least to grab your coffee (like, for example, Hietalahti Market Hall in Helsinki, or San Antón Market in Madrid).
Now, this place looks like foodie heaven. The “Around the world in 80 days” concept was applied there, and now, apart from the possibility of buying fresh fruit, vegetables, fish, or meat, you can also try the best dishes from different cuisines. At Danilovsky Market you’ll find Vietnamese, Israeli, Cypriot, Indian food – just to name a few. It’s a place equally suitable for meat lovers, vegans, fish gourmands… I recommend trying the duck burger in the “Schepka” café, together with vegan kombucha and estragon in the “Mokh” café.
Yet, even for me, there is a lot to discover there, and this place is perfect for meetings with friends. So when you’re in Moscow, don’t miss the Danilovsky Market!