The food in Russia was, of course, different than what we are used to in the US.
We enjoyed borscht (a soup made with red beets, meat and sour cream) and stroganoff a few times. The kids were amazingly flexible and tried new food when they had the chance. Most times they really enjoyed them, but on occasion, they didn’t, but still ate enough to get by. They have been very adventurous and I am proud of them for being willing to continue to try new things.
Fresh juice is big in Russia, so much so that it is more common in restaurants than bottled juice, and thick with the pulp of whatever fruit is being juiced. It is so popular that the airport in Moscow had a fresh squeezed orange juice machine that squeezed the oranges on the spot in a chamber you could see through a clear panel.
For breakfast, what we would consider lunch meat was a popular side dish to eggs. Granola is also popular with either yogurt or a fermented milk drink called kefir, which the kids accidentally bought for us one day instead of milk as they had a hard time reading the labels. They were surprised when a thick, sour liquid glugged out of the bottle onto their cereal :-)
Besides the traditional Russian foods, one can get many different kinds of food in Russia and there are a variety of restaurants with all different types of foods, including cafes and fast food chains from other countries.
Popular street snacks include candy apples dipped on the spot (and very drippy on a hot day, as Alex can attest as he struggled to control the flow of red candy from his apple), ice cream, soda, chips of many different flavors including beef shish-ka-bob, (onion is a much more popular flavor for nacho chips than is cheese), various kinds of nuts and seeds sometimes sold loose by the cup, corn on the cob, and hot-dog-like sausages.
You can see Russian food pictures in the picture gallery on this post page.