I really wish I could speak Russian so I could make sense of the embarrassment of riches at A&R International. If anyone knows what all those heavenly-smelling prepared foods are, please let me know.
In the meantime, I went into Monya's and bought beet garlic mayo salad, a giant cheese filo pastry, spicy eggplant tomato salad, battered smelts (there was also trout) and shredded carrot salad. I noticed single bars of Lurpak butter in the dairy cabinet as well as jars of whole anchovies.
I also walked into Carmel's and was so overwhelmed by it all that I didn't know what to do.
When I recover, I'm going to try Salute and walk into Mazal's.