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In search of lekvar

friscofrog Feb 2, 2007 12:06 PM

I suddenly have a yearning for lekvar, otherwise known as prune butter. Specifically I am looking for lekvar filled pierogies, but will be satisfied to find a source of the lekvar somewhere here in San Francisco so I can make them myself if need be. When I lived in NYC many years ago there was a place called "Lekvar by the Barrel" on upper First Avenue. In addition to bulk lekvar, they had a variety of bulk paprikas and other Hungarian goodies. Alas, the owner H. Roth called it quits long before I left NYC and I have never found a place like it anywhere else.

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  1. Lori SF RE: friscofrog Feb 2, 2007 12:18 PM

    Maybe New World Market on Geary, a pretty good size market.

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      Lori SF RE: Lori SF Feb 2, 2007 12:20 PM

      the other I was trying to remember is European Market on Clement around 34th-36th Ave.

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        Sebby RE: Lori SF Feb 2, 2007 12:45 PM

        the russian market is on the corner of 32nd and Clement (accross the street from the closed albertsons.)

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      allegro805 RE: friscofrog Feb 2, 2007 12:39 PM

      I've honestly found the canned prune pastry filling you can buy in most supermarkets (I think brand is Solo?) to be adequate; not sure if you'd considered that.

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        Hunicsz RE: friscofrog Feb 2, 2007 01:42 PM

        If you happen to be in Oakland, I've seen Lekvar at Euromix market on Piedmont Avenue.

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