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Despite the growing popularity of vegetarianism and veganism, in Moscow there are not many restaurants offering the appropriate menu. We have prepared a list of cafes that respect a healthy lifestyle and know how to cook deliciously, even without animal products.
Healthy is the new sexy - this is the Fresh motto. The first restaurant of the chain opened in Moscow in 2012 on Bolshaya Dmitrovka, where, in turn, moved from Toronto. The creator of the cafe, Ruth Tal, then specially arrived in Moscow and controlled everything: from interior design to cooking. In the menu of Moscow Fresh everything is the same as in Canadian cafes, even the sizes of portions are the same - very impressive. In addition to food, the menu includes various cocktails of fruits, vegetables, and berries, most of which Ruth herself came up with more than 20 years ago.
Addresses: 1. Bolshaya Dmitrovka St, 11 (open daily from 11 am to 11 pm)
2. Yermolayevskiy Lane, 10/7 (open from Mon-Thur from 9 am to 11 pm, on Friday from 9 am till midnight, on Saturday from 10 am till midnight, on Sunday from 10 am to 11 pm)
3. Mytnaya St, 74 (open daily from 9 am to 10 pm)
After visiting the Tretyakov Gallery, we advise you to go to the art-club "Sok", where you can continue to get acquainted with the great artists, flipping the albums with reproductions. You can find here vegetarian dishes from almost all over the world: Italian, Chinese, Indian, Japanese, Oriental and Russian cuisine. The specialty of the cafe are the desserts made without the use of eggs and refined sugar, as well as healthy chocolates made from nuts and dried fruits.
Address: Lavrushinsky Ln, 15 (open daily 11 am to 11 pm)
Avocado is a universal cafe with international cuisine for modern and energetic people who are aware of their life style and environmentally friendly. The menu includes vegan, vegetarian and raw-food dishes of Italian, French, Israeli, American, Russian and Indian cuisines.
Jagannat is the oldest Moscow vegetarian cafe. The menu includes vegetarian snacks, salads, soups and Indian sweets. Compared with other places for vegetarians and vegans, “Jagannat” is distinguished by affordable prices, but it also tastes more like vegetarian fast food. However, one should go there not only to have a meal, but also to shop at the store of healthy food and spices, which works at every cafe. From time to time, the organizers hold various events: from concerts of ethnic music to cooking master-classes. Addresses:
1. Kuznetsky Bridge, 11 (open daily from 10 am to 11 pm)
2. Maroseyka St, 4 (open daily from 10 am to 11 pm)
3. 1 Tverskaya-Yamskaya St, 13 (open daily from 9 am to 11 pm)
The Moscow-Delhi vegetarian studio was opened by a young couple with no experience in the restaurant business: Galina Efimovna Kalinina, formerly involved in film production, and Bott Johann Michael, a Frenchman who had previously worked as a theater director. The chef at the cafe, Sumit Reva Raguvanshi, is a chef from Delhi. There are only three small tables in the studio which can accommodate no more than 15 people at the same time. Products are mainly organic (half of them are brought from India). They do not use electric tools, all cooking is carried out by hand.
Address: Yermolayevskiy Lane, 7 (open Tue-Sun from 10 am to 11 pm, Monday is a day-off)