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Feb 2, 2007 12:06 PM

In search of lekvar

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

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    1. re: Lori SF

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

      1. re: Lori SF

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

    2. 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.

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