Moscow Grocery Store For The Eye

Monday, March 4, 2013

Yowza, the grocery store on the corner of my street looks like a shoe box next to this grand Moscow grocery shop. Yup, you read it right - it’s a downtown Moscow food store full of regular delights where the spectacular setting actually outshines the goods. This place has been famous for its charm since the 1901 when it was first opened. It peaked during the Soviet era with its incredible choice of local and foreign goods and posh services.  Over the decades, it changed owners but with years of loyal clientele this gem of a shop is still in its full glory and more glorious than ever!

Boy, oh boy, wouldn’t it be fun to grab a carton of milk from there each morning? Have you ever been to Moscow? xo
P.S: Remember this brave Moscow skywalker?
P.P.S: Plus, this swoonworthy underwater art museum:)

(via and photos by Zinensis)

20 comments:

Anonymous said...

Incredible!!! Jill

Young at Heart said...

I've been there......in the early 80s when I went on a trip to Moscow and Leningrad....as it was known then.... while I was at art college........there was a strange system where you had to chose what you wanted then go and pay for it and then go back and buy it....spectacular though!!

Diana Mieczan said...

Jill:)

Diana Mieczan said...

Young at Heart said, ha, I think I remember something like that in a Polish shop I've been to a very long time ago:) How interesting.

Chrissy said...

Wow, that is truly an amazing grocery store! Never been to Russia, but I am definitely interested! xxx

Ethaney said...

that is insanely beautiful.

Monique Bellavia said...

um YES!!! I think I would actually enjoy grocery shopping if my store looked like that! lol

denissova said...

There is the same store in St. Petersburg. You can see photo here - http://www.kidsreview.ru/photogallery/eliseevskii-gastronom-v-peterburge-foto and it's history here - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eliseyev_Emporium_%28Saint_Petersburg%29. It's name "Eliseevsky gastronom".
And more information about the store in Moscow here - www.eliseevskiy.ru/e_history.htm.

There are many interesting and really grocery things in Russia, trust me )

Thank you for your blog - you are always inspiring )

denissova said...

Sorry for my english - really great things, of course )))

LyddieGal said...

Wow. This makes american grocery stores look like garbage dumps. Insane. The closest thing I have to anything like this in my town is the library, and even that pales in comparison.
Chic on the Cheap

little t said...

So beautiful- grocery shopping couldn't be a chore here!

HiLLjO said...

Perfect example of the vast differences between the USA and the rest of the world LOL
This country is so YOUNG.

Diana Mieczan said...

I am so with you on that, Monique!

Diana Mieczan said...

WOW, it looks amazing, denissova! Thank you for the links - they are so awesome and your sweet comment made my day.

Diana Mieczan said...

Totally agree, little t!

Diana Mieczan said...

You are so right, HiLLjO!

Minna said...

I have visited Moscow and it has been the ugliest place I've ever seen. Sorry, but that is how I see it.
Shops like that are out of the reach of "normal people" in Russia. Only the inner circle can shop there.

This blog is such a wonderful place to make exciting virtual mini-trips. Thank you!

Diana Mieczan said...

Thank you, Minna:) I am so happy that you enjoy exPress-o. So sweet of you:)

Btw: how interesting that shops like this one are out of reach for regular people. Ha! I didn't know that.

denissova said...

Diana, thank you for your attention!

Minna was right, when she said that shops like that are out of reach for regular people (as some things in Russia, unfortunately).
But you always can go to this shop to buy bakes from local bakery - original recipe, very special taste - and enjoy history of this place at the same time. Than you can proceed your walk. Places like that can inspire. But only if you allow them inspire you.

Diana Mieczan said...

My pleasure, Denissova:) This subject is so interesting to me and I love what you said: "Places like that can inspire. But only if you allow them inspire you." - beautiful!

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