Top 10 Food Events in Moscow in 2019

Here is our Moscow Events Calendar 2019 with the main food and cultural events, shows for kids, free days and street and film festivals!

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We have compiled a list of the greatest Moscow’s food events in 2019. This post has been constantly updated.

Dec  – Jan 13 2019

The annual Christmas festival “Journey Into Christmas” takes place steps from Red Square with dozens of special stalls and tents, playgrounds and stages.

Top 10 Food Events in Moscow in 2019

The festival has been named one of the world’s best and biggest Christmas market festivals by Telegraph:

“Explore the 400 light installations that illuminate Moscow for its annual festival before trawling the Christmas markets, filled with the scent of mulled wine, warm gingerbread and caviar-filled crêpes”.

More than 100 stalls, selling different products, will be within the bounds of the fair. The entrance is free.

March  2019

The Central Alley of the VDNH All-Russia exhibition complex will become  the centre  of Shrovetide. All visitors will be welcome to enjoy the entertaining program including the National Pancake Fair, exhibitions and performances, concerts and animation program.The visitors will be treated with  hot pies, waffles, gingerbread, Czech sausages, burgers, soft mulled wine and coffee.

Top 10 Food Events in Moscow in 2019

The “food” highlight of the Shrovetide Fair at VDNH will be a huge range of pancakes with various fillings.  Pancakes with homemade jam, with banana and nutella, with salmon mousse, with Bavarian sausages and cheese will be all available. The entrance is free.

June 14 – June 16  2019

The annual “Moscow Food Truck Festival” will be held in the middle of June in Sokolniki Park. The event will provide the public with a massive array of creative street snacks to sample. All guests will be entertained throughout the day by live music performances. Entrance is free!


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June 2019

The Samovar Fest in the Hermitage Garden is the biggest tea party in Moscow! It is the best place to try all sorts of Russian tea along with traditional snacks and deserts! Entrance is free!

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June 27 – June 30 – 2019

The leading event in the restaurant industry –“Taste of Moscow” food festival opens in the beginning of June. For 4 days the best city cafes and restaurants will be welcoming clients with special offers and tastings.

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The “Moscow Summer Fest” opens in the middle of July. Tens of chalet-tents are set in the city to treat residents and guests with all sorts of traditional and exotic jams.Entrance is free.

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The biggest city picnic will be held in Moscow in July! The “O,da! Eda!”( “O,yeah! Food!”) Festival is a perfect place to meet new food projects and start-ups, to try the greatest summer snacks from Moscow’s best chefs and to enjoy yourself!

September 2019 (first weekend)

The Moscow BDay festival will be held in the city centre. The festival will open at Tverskaya Street, Gorky Park, Kuznetsky Most and other central streets. Special pop-up food stands will enhance the atmosphere with classic Russian dishes.Entrance is free.

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September 24 – September 27 – 2019

The “WorldFood Moscow” event is the main platform in Russia where food trade professionals, international associations, government ministers and international press can assess the market; network with existing and new clients, as well as conduct and conclude deals for the future.WorldFood Moscow annually gathers international food and drink companies from over 62 countries.


Tickets should be purchased in advance. A lot of useful information, including the events, can be found at the official webpage:


“The Moscow Gastronomic Festival” opens in the beginning of October, with 75 restaurants welcoming clients to special contestant set-menus from their master chefs.One of the best attractions of the menus are the prices:  customers can taste the main dishes of Moscow’s fanciest restaurants at significantly discounted prices!

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The annual Christmas Fair on Red Square  will open on November 29 (approximately)  along with the Central ice rink. It will operate until Jan 14.


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