Russian Shopping Adventure


Our Russian shopping conduct a opportunity continued downwards the block from New World Market, at Gastronom which agency “supermarket” inwards Russian. Ironic, because the infinite is tiny, particularly compared amongst New World which is quite large amongst a long deli counter running the length of the store. But in that place are some unlike things available at Gastronom together with it was Alenushka’s choice for purchasing caviar.

Tasting earlier you lot purchase is the ticket when caviar buying at Gastronom. Gastronom sells 4 or 5 salmon caviar ranging inwards cost from almost $12 to $45 together with you lot won’t know which volition gustation best until you lot endeavor them all. Sometimes it’s the cheapest 1 that tastes the best. I didn’t purchase whatsoever of the 3 types of marinated mushrooms this fourth dimension around, but volition definitely endeavor them the side past times side fourth dimension together with mayhap some of the cherry vareniki which got rave reviews together with were non available at New World. Gastronom has lots of prepared foods every bit does New World, perfect for taking habitation to feast on amongst minimal fuss. Lots of salads, dumplings together with sugariness together with savory pastries filled amongst fruit, meat, cheese, cabbage, fifty-fifty light-green peas.

Off to Moscow together with Tblisi Bakery across the street where a most odd process called “churchkhella” was inwards the case, a string of walnuts coated amongst what looked similar wax, but was genuinely layer on layer of grape juice. I was told it is a Georgian or Armenian or Azerbaidzhanian, together with non really sweet. At Moscow together with Tblisis the twenty-four threescore minutes current former breadstuff is referred to every bit “nightly bread” together with is solely a dollar or then a loaf. There were lots of interesting together with inexpensive cakes together with breads to receive got in, but nosotros made our breadstuff purchases at the concluding stop–Cinderella Bakery together with Restaurant, where nosotros too ate lunch. At Cinderella nosotros were joined past times Pastrywhiz together with nosotros all drank some homemade kvas, a tangy mildly 4lc0h0lic imbibe made from fermented dark bread. Cinderella is merely the identify for hearty together with delicious soups similar beet borscht or mushroom barley. But you lot tin too larn blini amongst diverse toppings, pelmenyi, pierogi, or piroshki. Also recommended was Katia’s: H5N1 Russian Tearoom, some other slightly to a greater extent than elegant Russian eating theatre that has been merely about for ages is downwards the block together with across the street from Cinderella.

The beautiful powdered saccharide dusted pound cake at Cinderella was solely $2.55 a loaf together with had no artificial or mysterious ingredients. Pound cake is the perfect tally for potent Russian tea or dunking inwards chocolate fondue….The dark rye was extolled past times the cashier every bit existence fresher than the lite rye then that made for an slowly decision. Deciding what to endeavor commencement 1 time I got habitation was much tougher.

Gastronom
5801 Geary Blvd. @ 23rd
415.387.4211

Moscow & Tblisi Bakery
5540 Geary Blvd @ 20th
415.387.5025

Cinderella Bakery & Restaurant
436 Balboa @ sixth
415.751.9690