Over the past few weeks, I've tried a number of prepared foods from New World Market on Geary in SF. Almost all of them have been excellent. Here's a list:
Cheese blintzes and cherry blintzes -- really good -- thin crepe and sweet, but not too sweet cheese filling with a hint of vanilla. The cherry blintzes held their shape when fried and the filling didn't run out.
Potato and mushroom vareniki -- absolutely delicious!! Thin egg noodle wrapper and very nice filling.
Two different kinds of sauerkraut. One of them is just labeled sauerkraut and is very fresh, crispy and salty/tangy. The other is called Buriyski-style sauerkraut. This was my favorite. The cabbage is in chunks rather than strips and is packed with garlic, dill sprigs, and a large red chile. Both of these were better after a few days in the fridge.
Dark and light rye breads from The Bavarian Bread Company in San Leandro. These are very nice pre-sliced sour rye breads -- the store has a nice selection of lots of breads from this bakery.
Pork and veal Pelmenyi -- again, nice very tasty filling in a thin egg noodle wrapper.
Piroshki -- the real thing!! Not some deep-fried imitation of a Piroshki. These are baked and look like giant bao. The bread wrapper is nice and they offer three fillings, meat, mushroom or potato. My favorite by far was the potato with the mushroom second and the meat a distant third (I didn't really like the meat filling.) Oops, they might also offer a cabbage filling -- I didn't try that one.
I'll be back to try the stuffed cabbage -- smelled really good -- it was sweet and sour style.
The salads also look good -- I'll also have to try these.
Are there any other things that I should try? I'd love suggestions.
I highly recommend this place.
New World Market
5641 Geary Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94121
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