Taste the World In One Spot at The Depot in Moscow

Taste the World In One Spot at The Depot in Moscow

John Seckel is a long-time director of MIR’s affiliated Moscow office. John has made his home in Moscow for nearly half his life, and keeps an eye out for innovations and changes in his adopted hometown. He’s pleased to discover a global noshing opportunity right around the corner.

Moscow Depot entrance Photo: John Seckel

This former tram depot is now a destination for global gastronomy
Photo: John Seckel

International delightsI have lived in Moscow, Russia for more than 20 years, and never have I seen a place that made me forget just for a moment that I was in Russia – until now. A new food hall and market has opened in a former tram depot that lets you taste foods from all over the world in one spot.

The Depot is not just one building, but an entire territory with individual restaurants, as well as a main building with kiosks selling everything from Korean barbecue to mac & cheese and unicorn candies. And don’t forget those farm fresh eggs (brown and white available) for the cake that you won’t make tonight because the Depot food was just too good, and the desserts garnished with fresh berries don’t leave room for anything else.

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Bring your appetite!The atmosphere here is lively, and the aroma of all the varieties of food waiting to be tasted drives you mad. Really, you don’t know what to try first. Luckily for me, I live in Moscow and I can visit this new place over and over, so I can sample everything. If you are in Moscow just for a couple days, the Depot should definitely be on your list of places to visit.

I would suggest doing it after a day of walking and building up a good appetite. When I go grocery shopping, I always try to eat beforehand to avoid letting my hunger buy food I don’t need. But eating at the Depot is one of the times when you should give yourself a break. You’re on vacation and you have been out all day, so you’ve really earned the right to taste and taste! And um, maybe wash it all down with a beer or two.

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Drop in at the Depot in Moscow with MIR

MIR has more than 30 years of travel experience to Russia, with affiliate offices in Moscow, St. Petersburg and Siberia offering on-the-ground support, and tour managers that clients rave about. MIR’s full service, dedication, commitment to quality, and destination expertise have twice earned us a place on National Geographic Adventure’s list of “Best Adventure Travel Companies on Earth.”

Taste the world at The Depot on a personalized, private journey to Moscow. We love to take your ideas and weave them into a trip tailored especially for you. Travel wherever, however, and with whomever you like, relying on our expert assistance. Contact us to find out more about our custom and private travel expertise – each trip handcrafted to your interests, dates and pace.

If you’re looking for a ready-made tour of Russia, MIR offers a variety of scheduled departures to Western RussiaSiberia, and along the Trans-Siberian Railway

(Top Photo: Welcome to The Depot; Photo: John Seckel)

PUBLISHED: May 9, 2019

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