Called Клуб разумных покупателей (klub razumnykh pokupateley, club of intelligent buyers). Moved to Ulitsa Anatolia Zhivova 6, under the “Гирлянды” sign. Eight minutes walk from Metro 1905. MORE>>
www.siroedov.ru, Russian only. A standard selection of overpriced “health” type items. Order via their site, pick up things at Maly Kiselny 6, apt. 1, (495) 727-8139. Among items noticed is birch tar soap, a delightfully stinking thing.
Рыбный рынок (rybny rynok, fish market), Pyatnitsky pereulov 2. Look for Elena the butcher under the sign “Деревенское мясо” (derevenskoye myaso, village meat). Small eggs from young chicken at 100 roubles per 10.
Next to her is a stall with Ukrainian (Lviv) and Belarus beer but I think I’ve already listed it.
Pomegranate juice that suspiciously resembles real discovered at Ulitsa Bochkova 3A.
The colour is that of an old fart’s venous blood drawn when no hypertension medicine was around. Probatum est. A medieval but an effective measure but that’s another story. See Medicine > Leeches or similar. Black shreds of something floating in it. But both the taste and aftertaste are OK. Not a hint of heartburn pomegranate juice normally available here give me. The package says the juice is from Azerbaijan but under the UK control, which inspires confidence. 110 roubles per litre. Ulitsa Bochkova is west off Prospekt Mira, to the other side of Prospekt Mira from Metro Alexeyevskaya, then 1-2 min. walk.
While there, note the Russian Vodka House (see elsewhere here, probably under Lifestyle > Drinking). A few people have visited the place on my advice and sent me very positive feedback, especially about their menu that “does not have more than necessary”. Glad to see that there is some appreciation of minimalism out there.
Vegetarian hangouts, organic vegetables, soap made from something other than boiled animal bones etc. Ecological causes and organizations. Lots on particularly vicious food products or additives. Packed with info that feels up to date. Russian only.
The name “Syroyedov” translates verbatim as “raw eater’s”. Recently opened. Spoken of well although I haven’t visited it myself. The address is Maly Kiselny 6, apt. 1 (Metro Trubnaya or Tvetnoy Boulevard) but from their site I gather it is not really a store but rather you are expected to place your order online, and then pick it up or have it delivered. The soaps section of their catalogue is quite extensive. The site www.syroyedov.ru is Russian only.
It’s been spoken well once again so I guess I’ll add to my list even though I’ve never been there myself. I also detect a bit of hype coming out of this establishment. But on hearing well of it from three disinterested sources does it.
http://klubrp.ru, Russian only, but vegetarians tend to speak English so I would not hesitate to call or write to them in English.
The address is Khoreshevskoye shosse 39Б, stroyeniye 1, 2nd floor, office 5, Metro Polezhayevskaya. If taking the tube go in the same direction as the train, walk through glass doors and turn left.
Open 11am to 9pm Monday to Friday, 11am to 7pm Saturday.
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel.: +7 909 953 9295
Been there? I’d love to see a report.
These are **consistently** found in the Preobrazhensky market (Metro Preobrazhenskaya, Semenovskaya), in the long building along the east edge of the market, benches 29 and 30. 100-120 roubles for 10 ($4 per dozen). Tel.: +7 915 499 4334 (Alexander), +7 926 676 3063 (Julia).