Bende, 925 Corporate Woods Pkwy, Vernon Hills, IL, 847-913-0306, Hungarian deli that has some Romanian products: Borsec, wines, etc.
Bobak Sausage Company, 5275 S Archer Ave, Chicago, IL,
773.735.5334, you have to try these Polish sausages, salamis and other meats.
Barbara's Polish Deli Store, 10 W Lake St, Addison, IL, 630.628.8559, little grocery store that has all kinds of Eastern European foods.
Beograd Meat Market, 2937 W Irving Park, Chicago, IL, 773.478.7575, Eastern European foods, cevapci (mititei), Borsec, etc.
Continental Cafe, 3661 N Elston, Chicago, IL, 773-604-8500, another one of Branko's establishments.
DSD Delicatessen & Imports, 3818 W Lawrence, Chicago, IL, 773-539-1499, Serbian Deli.
George's Liqour & Deli, 1964 W Lawrence, Chicago, IL, 773-728-6333, Serbian deli that has Romanian Murfatlar wines (imported by
Stanley Stawski, Chicago, IL), cevapci (close to mici), etc.
Little Bucharest (review), 3100 N Ashland, Chicago, IL, 773-929-8640, Romanian restaurant, organizer of an annual fall Romanian Festival (mid-Sept). Owned by Branko.
Romanian Books & Music (fka Yellowbird Publishing) (since 1990), 4050 Waveland, Chicago, IL, 773-545-8423/463-4148/fax:545-0009, Romanian books (1200 titles) and music (300 albums, Electrecord label), free catalog.
Minos, 648 W Lake, Addison, IL, greek store that has Murfatlar wines (imported by Bozic) among other greek, macedonian, croat and other East-European foods.
USI Travel, 2676 N Halsted St, Chicago, IL, 800.759.7373, 800.874.0073, 773.404.0990; great air travel prices US-Europe; packages to Romania: $1.49/lb (Bucuresti), $1.99/lb (provincie).
Kosher Romanian Sausage Co, 7200 N Clark St, Chicago, IL, 773-761-4141, bakery.
Vinro Inc. (Suveran Premier Wines), 4405 Valley Forge Dr, Cleveland OH, 216-331-7979, firstname.lastname@example.org, excellent collector's Romanian wines('60 Grasă de Cotnari, '79 Tămâioasă Românească, etc).
Athens Pastries & Imports, 2545 Lorain Ave, Cleveland, OH, 216-861-8149, convenience store that had Romanian Murfatlar wines and Drax (Silva SA Reghin) beer (both imported through
Suprex International, Falls Church, VA) .
Corky & Lenny's, 27091 Chagrin Blvd, Village Sq Shopping Ctr, Woodmere, OH, 216-464-3838, another Jewish deli/restaurant that claims to have Romanian food.
Castle Dracula, Romanian wine (Legacy) and beer (Drax) distributor. Try 216-281-0850 if GTE's yellow pages are a little old.
Rick's Beverages, 2945 Olentangy River Rd, Columbus, OH, 614-262-1580, liquor store that almost always has Romanian Legacy wines (Suprex Intl).
Viking Premium Beverages, 237 King Avenue, Columbus, OH, 614-299-0254, they have lots of import beer and Silva beer sometimes.
French Loaf, 1456 W 5th, Columbus, OH, 614-488-6843, fabulous European pastries.
Mozart's, 2885 N High St, Columbus, OH, 614-268-3687, another European-style pastry/coffee shop/soiree place near OSU campus (Arnold Schwarzenegger visited it during his many visits to Columbus). As of fall '99 they just opened a 2nd store at Planet Hollywood / Easton Mall.
Atlas Shipping Ltd, 45-52 43 St, Sunnyside, NY 11104, 718-729-2402/1347, FAX: 719-937-6673, Romanian books, newspapers, movies; ships packages to Romania
Carpați Transport, 44-17 Queens Blvd. Sunnyside, NY, 718.786.7100 or 800.796.SHIP. Package shipment to Romania (since 1999).
Romanian Wines, 3610 Astoria Blvd, Long Island City, NY, (718) 777-7798. Legacy wines (Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Muscat Ottonel, Cotnari, etc); RO bumper stickers and travel agency also (closed Sundays).
Bistro-Metro, 107-21 Metropolitan Ave, Forest Hills, NY, 718-263-5444, restaurant-gallery, fine Romanian & mediteranean cuisine served in elegant athmosphere with live piano music.
Tricolorii Restaurant & Cafe, 47-53 43 St, Woodside, NY, (718)361-0700, since June 2000. According to one Chris A. this is "a modish Romanian bar/restaurant with great food (polenta, skinless sausage, stuffed cabbage, chicken cutlet), service, ambience, and cheap drinks."
Carpati - Euro Delicatessen, 4665 Central Parkway East, Unit 10, Mississauga, ON, 905-568-0656. Branzeturi, Oua, Smantana, Kefir, Iaurt, Salate, Aperitive, Patiserie, Muraturi, Conserve de casa, Produse importate din Romania si Europa.
Mercator Euro Mini Mart, 2046 Sheppard Ave East, Toronto, ON, 416-916-4066. Magazin sarbesc-romanesc: afumaturi, deli, torturi, prajituri, placinte, strudele, foi de placinta, paste, galuste umplute cu fructe, iaurt, caimac, dulceturi, gemuri, compoturi
Hungarian Honey Bear Delicatessen, 249 Sheppard Ave. East, Willowdale, ON, 416-733-0022. Afumaturi, branzeturi, prajituri de casa, mezeluri, apa minerala Borsec. Produse cosmetice europene. Alimentara care serveste pranzul (snitele, sarmale, supa).
Pionier Delicatessen, 747 Don Mills Rd. UNIT 33, 416-422-4383
Produse lactate, patiserie, prajituri, dulciuri si produse din Europa.
Apa Minerala BORSEC, Zacusca, Mici, Carnati Afumati, Pure de Castane, Branza Dulce.
European Sausage House, 145 Norfinch Dr., 416-663-8323.
Mezeluri de calitate preparate in laborator propriu,
Produse cu specific romanesc,
Produse importate din Europa,
Paine proaspata si prajituri
Artimmex International, 4 Farmington Cres.
Toronto ON M1S 1G1, 416-332-9777, Romanian books, music/video, free/online catalogs. Subscriptions to newspapers and magazines from Romania. Video conversion: NTSC ->PAL & PAL -> NTSC.
Breaktime Restaurant, 7305 Bramalea Rd, Mississauga, ON, 905.673.6989. Pranz cu specific romanesc: mititei si ciorba de burta (numai de duminica pana joi).
Restaurant Vernisaj, 4700 Dufferin St, North York, ON, 416.663.7820. Muzica variata 6 zile pe saptamana. Interpreti: Igor But, Vasile Papadev, Ecaterina, Alec Bondar, Vitali. Proprietara restaurantului Nina, vorbeste romaneste.
Astori European Restaurant, 100 Steeles Ave West, Unit 20, Toronto, 905.763.9494. Muzica variata live vineri, sambata, duminica. Interpreti: Lorenzo Popescu, Eric Issaev, Serghei Trubizin, Kristina Barsky.
European Deli Stop, Euro-style fresh foods & smoked meats. 85 Ellesmere Rd, Parkway Mall, Toronto, 416.449.0085.
International Discount Food, 2777 Steeles Ave West, North York, ON, 416.739.6651. Alimentara.