Looking For The Freshest One

Privoz: top Tula Region foods to pick at the local food market

By Federal Agency for Tourism

Market Outside (21st Century) by tm agencyFederal Agency for Tourism

Tula has always been known in Russia for its samovars and pryaniks, while local armourers produced guns, rifles, pistols, tanks and aircraft for all the wars that Russia has fought in the past 200 years. The city’s range of activities is no longer limited to indulging your sweet tooth or going to the museum. 

There are curated exhibits to attend, contemporary cuisine to savour and fresh local products to buy just one hour’s ride from Tula or three hours’ from Moscow.

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Market Concept

When conceiving Privoz, its designers had one thing in mind, and that was to restore the century-long pattern of going to the market that sees people frequent the sellers they have been buying from for yeas and know very well, and therefore have no trouble telling who has the best mutton, tvorog or pickled cucumbers.

The quality of its produce has helped Privoz in the Best Retail Market category at the 2019 Russian Commerce contest.

Market (21st Century) by tm agencyFederal Agency for Tourism

The futuristic combination of two glass buildings with panoramic windows and wooden inlays is home to traditional stalls with farmers selling their produce. 

The designers wanted to keep the place compact. After all, it offers space to vendors selling only highest-quality products. Sellers are strictly selected. The overarching ambition - to support farmers and local producers, which explains a great number of family shops at Privoz.

Fruit shop (21st Century) by tm agencyFederal Agency for Tourism

Market seller (21st Century) by tm agencyFederal Agency for Tourism

Privoz has a veterinary laboratory that certifies foods allowing smaller farmers to save up money on the vets and guaranteeing safety to customers.

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Foods to Buy At Privoz

Privoz is renowned for its local produce and gourmet foods brought here from all over Russia. Rybnaya Lavka, for example, boasts northern fish (broad whitefish, muksun, omul or nelma), five varieties of red caviar, salmon, trout and even sturgeon.

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Privoz is the place to find rye ciabatta with cuttlefish ink from the local Dough & Place bakery, and even gruyere cheese from the Chestnut Cheese Factory. Of course, there are also handmade dumplings filled with farm-grown beef and pork.  

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Dairy stalls invite to a real tour of Russia’s traditional milk-based foods such as soft and grained cottage cheese, sour cream of different fat content, kefir and ryazhenka.  

There are also rarer products for sale, including melted milk curd, kaimak, and homemade cheese.

Oriental shop (21st Century) by tm agencyFederal Agency for Tourism

This market also sells Belyov pastila, a trademark product from the eponymous town in Russia’s Tula Region with just two ingredients – baked apple puree and egg whites. 

Honey shop (21st Century) by tm agencyFederal Agency for Tourism

Another Tula Region food is honey from the Losevs’ apiary. 

Credits: Story

Сhief Сonsultant — Ekaterina Drozdova, restaurateur, gastronomic entrepreneur, food and social activist, Photo production — tm agency, Contributors — Anna Kukulina, Proximity Russia, Denis Yershov, Aliona Ermakova

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