Best Russian Foods In Baltimore

February 27, 2011 8:09 AM

From Russia with Love come some of the best foods and traditional recipes! And many restaurants around the Baltimore metropolitan area make no exception. Whether you’ve tasted Eastern European delicacies before, our list will turn you into a lifetime devoted fan. But don’t take our words for it, go experience some goulash yourself! – Roxana Bardan


Vernisage Restaurant and Café

1004 Reisterstown Road,
Pikesville, MD 21208
(410) 484-7701

A top choice for parties and banquets, Vernisage Restaurant and Café in Pikesville might be one of the best kept secrets around Baltimore. But this secret must be divulged to all of you Russian, Eastern European and Middle Eastern food lovers out there, as the Vernisage serves tasty, family-style dishes that will make you want to come again and again. The Old World Ukrainian borscht, the pork shish kebab and the kostiza Moldavian, are just some of their delicious, flavorful dishes. Check out their website for hours and online reservations.


Ze Mean Bean Café

1739 Fleet Street
Fells Point, MD 21231
(410) 675-5999

This Eastern European Café and Wine Bar impresses through its cutting edge Slavic cuisine. The Café prides itself in blending Old World techniques and concepts with new international flavors and ingredients, which got Ze Mean Bean voted as Baltimore’s Best Brunch eight times! Go try their Hungarian goulash, their chicken Kiev dinner, or their holupki or gulumki dinner during their Slavic Thursday nights, and you’ll be instantly transported across the ocean, into the Old Country.


Russian Festival

Holy Trinity Russian
Orthodox Church
1723 East Fairmount Avenue,
Baltimore MD 21231
(410) 697-3324

Discover the Russian Festival organized by the Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Church that comes to town every October! This is a great opportunity for any Baltimorean to discover the Russian heritage and history through homemade foods, Russian imported souvenirs, such as Holy Rus’ icons, dolls and incredible live entertainment. While you’re there, enjoy traditional Russian foods such as holupky (stuffed cabbage), goviazhii kotlety (beef patties) and delicious blincky (stuffed crepes). You’re guaranteed to come back every year!


Nostalgie Bistro

800 Pleasant Drive 160
Rockville, MD 20850
(301) 355-4979

Next time you want to try something different, check out Nostalgie Bistro located in Rockville. The restaurant serves Russian, Georgian and Eastern European cuisine, and their large menu includes Georgian wines, Russian vodkas and draft beers. Go enjoy some kachapuri, Ukrainian borscht or a Lula kebab. Top everything with their Russian or Georgian sweet delicacies and you’ll be completely satisfied – the Old Russian way! For hours, complete menu and the Eastern European Social Club, check out their website.


Euro Market of Germantown

13077 Wisteria Dr.,
Germantown, MD 20874
(301) 528-1441

The finest and freshest Eastern European products come from the Euro Market of Germantown. Expand your culinary horizons and explore the traditional, rich foods served by Euro Market. Fresh, frozen, canned, baked, smoked, candied, deli or seafood products, you name it, they have it, since as they say, “This is your place to buy Russian, Romanian, Polish, and other European foods.” While you’re there, check out their large selections of Russian and European music and video.