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Where to Buy "European" Gourmet Foods in L.A.

JBC | | Oct 20, 2006 11:23 PM

A newly transplated NYCer to L.A. posted earlier on "Where are the Gourmet Markets in L.A.?" Since I'm of European descent, I thought I would focus in on just that Continent.

#1 High End, Money No Object, European Food Importer
Russian & French (mainly) - Petrossian - Beverly Hills (also NYC & Paris)

If you like Caviar, then here's "THE" spot. They offer the single most expensive single dining item on any L.A. Menu (for you Lotto winners):

A Caviar sampler of 15 grams each of Sevruga, Ossetra & Beluga with appointments for $345. (which edges out a 16oz. Kobe Filet at Cut for $320, unless they bumped it up already). Also, Foie Gras, Pate, truffles, smoked fish, ect.

Europe - Starting from West to East
Portugal - Euro Cafe - Claremont

Spain - The Black Sheep Market - Tustin

France - The Black Sheep Market - Tustin
(and Pertrossian above


United Kingdom - Continental Shop - Santa Monica
1619 Wilshire Blvd., (310) 453-8665

Italy - Bay Cites Italian Deli - Santa Monica

Germany - The Alpine Village - Torrance

Balkan Region - Aroma Cafe (a) - West L.A.

Greece - Papa Cristo's - Los Angeles

Hungary - Otto's Euro & Hungarian Import Store Deli (b) - Burbank

Poland - J & T European Gourmet Foods (c) - Santa Monica
1128 Wilshire Blvd., (310) 394-7227

Scandinavia (Sweeden, Norway, Denmark) - Olson's Delicatessen - Los Angeles
5660 W. Pico Blvd., (323) 938-0742

Ukraine - Ukraina Deli - Santa Monica
1207 Wilshire Blvd., (310) 393-2399

Turkey - A & S Market - Los Angeles
10867 W. Venice Blvd., (310) 838-3771

Russia - Traktir Deli/Market (d) - West Hollywood
Next Door to Traktir Rest. (323) 654-3030 8151 Santa Monica Blvd.

There are obviously more than one for some of the above (i.e. Germany, but I picked Alpine Village as they had the best web presence I could find).

(a) Aroma cafe - small selection.
(b) Otto's - Large selection, at least orderable, from several Euros.
(c) J & T - Best known, by me anyway, for their homemade sausages in the style from around Poland and maybe Czech, Belarus, Romainia as well. Should have called first, but forgot.
(d) Traktir - Since that's the best Russian restaurant in town, hopefully the same owner will stock the best Russian foods in town?

Other Places of Interest
Spices - Penzey's - Torrance

For a Pictured Spice report:

European Glatt Kosher Sausages - Jeff's Gourmet - W.L.A./L.Aish

Healthy Food Market Importing from Europe (& everywhere) - Erewhon Market - Los Angeles

Persian/Mid-East - Jordan Market - Westwood
1449 Westwood Blvd., (310) 478-1706
Not Eurpoean so I'm fugging, but where else are you going to buy Filet Mignon for $7.99 a pound on the Westside?