When news about the possible demolition of Danilovsky Market appeared, it was like a disaster. The market on this very spot, close to “Tulskaya” metro station and Danilov Monastery (the oldest in Moscow) had existed since the 13th century. In 1986, the construction of the modern building was completed. It resembles a flower, if you look from above, and reminds of summer a bit.
Then, it was made clear that this building would be renovated, following the concept of now popular European markets where you can not only buy products, but also eat there, or at least to have your coffee (like, for example, Hietalahti Market Hall in Helsinki, or San Antón Market in Madrid).
Now, this place is 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, meat, fish and other products, you can also try the best dishes of different cuisines. At Danilovsky Market you’ll find Vietnamese, Israeli, Cypriot, Moroccan, Chinese… and that’s not all. It’s a place that’s equally for meat lovers, vegans, fish gourmands, and sweet tooths. I strongly recommend trying the bibimbap in ‘K-Town’ café, as well as the French crepes and waffles at Le Petit Français stall and the mango shake with condensed milk at Vietnamese food point Bổ.
Yet, even for me, there is a lot to discover there, so when you’re in Moscow, please don’t miss this marvelous market, which is a true foodie heaven!