Dating insider guide to flirting
Now, disused factories host cafés and art galleries.
Concrete-heavy parks sport free Wi-Fi and table tennis.
If you’d like to keep it casual, suggest getting a coffee somewhere you both probably know.
Babushkas sell sour brusniki (cowberry) jam, pickled tomatoes and honey in more variations than you knew existed, while men from the Caucasus hawk spices, honey-drenched nuts and hand-painted teapots nearby.
Opened during the Great Terror of the late 1930s, the park showcases Stalin's imperial style: the central concrete strip down the middle was designed for tanks to lumber through after parades in Red Square.
Much of the menu is familiar to fans of South Korean food, but also includes regional specialties like Pyongyang naengmyeon: cold buckwheat noodles in broth with meat and egg.
Salads must be ordered extra, but the fresh kimchi is worth sampling.
But if you’re feeling mature and confident enough to sit across the table with someone for an hour or more – go for it.