An Old World Easter

For a traditional Russian celebration, there are markets to explore, a bread to bake, and a simple cheese to make

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A taste of Russia

In communities with established Russian populations, you'll find specialized markets. Recent Jewish immigrants from the former Soviet Union have also opened food markets, and although Easter is not part of their culture, foods for the holiday are available: smoked fish, herring mixtures, sausages, cheeses, yogurts, salads, pickled vegetables, and breads.


S & M Russian Food, 6433 S.E. Foster Rd.; (503) 771-8873. Kulich and paskha.


Many Russian delicatessens line Geary Blvd. between 18th and 22nd avenues.

Gastronom Deli and Bakery, 5801 Geary; (415) 387-4211.

Katia's A Russian Tea Room, 600 Fifth Ave.; (415) 668-9292. Kulich and paskha; order ahead at this restaurant.

Moscow Bakery Store, 5540 Geary; (415) 668-6959. Kulich and paskha.


European Gourmet Cafe and Deli, 1882 136th Place N.E., Bellevue; (425) 641-0818.


Santa Monica Blvd. has markets between N. Ogden Dr. and N. Crescent Heights Blvd.

Gastronom European Food, 7859 Santa Monica; (213) 654-9456. Kulich.

Royal Gourmet, 8151 Santa Monica; (213) 650-5001. Kulich and paskha.

Tatiana, 8205 Santa Monica; (213) 656-7500. Kulich.

Tblisi & Yerevan Bakery, 7862 Santa Monica; (213) 654-7427. Kulich.


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