A trip to Danilovsky Market (Даниловский рынок)

Now immersed in Year 2 of my adventures in Russia, I have the chance to access more of Moscow. Gone are the first year struggles to order food or maneuver public transportation. Now is the time to get out and about in the city, especially while the weather holds. Each weekend, I like to challenge myself to visit a new cafe, market, museum, or public park. There is simply so much to see here! Danilovsky Market has been on my list for a while so when a friend suggested the trip, I jumped at the chance.

Seemingly a staple of Moscow indoor food markets, the Vietnamese pho stand did not disappoint. Sitting outside along the boulevard, admiring the autumn leaves, I couldn’t help but think about the many places in the world I’ve shared pho with friends – and how most of those places would never see temperatures in the 50s!

Our bellies full of pho, we wandered the well-organized stalls of the market, running into coworkers from school. You know you’ve made it in a new city when you see friends (or students) out and about!

Spices and delicious dried fruit from Azerbaijan
With a rapidly growing foodie scene here in Moscow, Danilovsky is the perfect spot to find a quality selection of special extras for your table.

 

I never expected to know so much about Russian honey! It’s taken quite seriously here.

A perfect Sunday getaway, I was so impressed with the warmth of the vendors and the quality of their produce. Their pride in their goods is evident and their little extra kindnesses (a free peach here, a taste of pistachio there) have me already looking forward to my next visit.

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2 thoughts on “A trip to Danilovsky Market (Даниловский рынок)

  1. Yum. You were the one who introduced me to the world of pho, mmmmm.

    Remind me when are good times to visit Moscow? I’m getting more and more interested as I read your blog and see amazing images of what’s over there.

    How’s the school year thus far? Good students? Hope so.

    Tessitura project is underway and kicked off with a brutal cold, so much for keeping healthy!

    ❤️H

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    1. Hello! Would love to have you as a visitor. For the most snowless fun, August and September are best. School is going really well, many happy changes and good kiddos, too. Take care of yourself! I hope you’re surviving the new project – I’m meditating everyday thanks to you 🙂

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