Gastronom is two entities—a Georgian deli and a Russian bakery—sharing one storefront. There are wonderful salads, says shindiganna—like beet and walnut salad with mild cheese, and carrot and smoked salmon salad.

There are also neat candy/pastry objects. One looks like a bright purple sausage, about an inch in diameter. It’s basically halved walnuts dipped in beet-colored taffy.

Gastronom makes nice kvass—a drink made from rye bread—that tastes like apple cider.

Gastronom [Richmond District]
5801 Geary Boulevard, San Francisco
415-387-4211

Board Link: Georgian Deli and Russian Bakery on Geary

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