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Mar 3, 2007 04:58 PM

Transplanted NYer in Amherst Ohio (w. cleveland)

I so need help. My tummy craves the great crusty breads of Mott St. and the salivating aromas of a good pork store. I HAVE TO HAVE MY BOAR'S HEAD COLD CUTS. I have shopped in the area and refuse to buy what passes out here for cold cuts. Leona've got to be kiddin'
I will bake my own bread.......heck I will even learn how to make my own salami, but I got to have my cheese and pasta.
If anyone has suggestions........I hope they are many I will humbly take them. If anyone knows where there is a deli that serves Boars Head I will go. If there are some books I should get I will read them......
I am 50 years old all of them in NYC and need my! I am going to be living here in Ohio probably for the next 50 years( I hear buckeyes live long lives) so I might as well enjoy my food. Any assistance would be welcome! Thanks

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  1. I've been searching on the web for you. I found listings for two places on the other side of Cleveland who appear to carry Boar's Head:

    Boar's Head Northern Ohio Provisions
    27000 Richmond Rd
    Cleveland (Solon), OH 44139
    (440) 519-9825

    Sirna's Market and Deli
    7307 Aurora Road
    Aurora, Ohio 44202

    So if you don't find anything closer, you might try calling them.

    Incidentally, I also found towns south of Cleveland where you can buy Boar's Head meats:

    Canton - Fishers -
    Columbus - The Hills Market -
    Columbus - Weiland's Gourmet Market -
    Wooster - Gary's Delicatessen -
    Wooster - Muddy Waters Cafe -

    One final note - You can also try contacting Boar's Head to ask them where you can buy their products in your area:

    Customer Service
    Boar's Head Provisions Co., Inc.
    1819 Main Street, Suite 800
    Sarasota, FL 34236
    (941) 955-0994

    BTW, if you are looking for an excellent French restaurant, you're right near Vermilion, home of Chez Francois -

    1. Believe me, I feel your pain. . .hope some of this info. helps:

      I'm not really sure where Amherst is (I do know that it's west) so I don't know how far this would be from you but Gibb's Butcher Block carries Boar's Head meats.

      Gibb's Butcher Block
      9858 East River Road
      Columbia Station OH
      They also have some nice meat and a disturbing variety of sausages.

      For bread there is Breadsmith in Lakewood.
      18101 Detroit Ave.
      Lakewood OH

      I'm not sure if there is a Heinen's near you but they carry LaBrea bread products which are usually better than your average grocery store bakery.

      1. I could never find good deli products in Lorain Co. or even decent ones at a good price.

        Heinen's is probably the best solution to most deli and breads. Lake Road Market in Rocky River also generally has a good deli selection.

        Lake Road Market
        20267 Lake Rd
        Rocky River, OH 44116
        (440) 331-9326

        Also, don't forget some of the ethnic markets.

        The Gust Gallucci Company
        6610 Euclid Avenue
        Cleveland, OH 44103

        1. there's a decent deli called rubin's in elyria, near the midway mall:

          otherwise, i think you'll have to drive to cleveland and the surrounding area. gallucci's mentioned above is great and so is alesci's in south euclid. then there's the sausage shoppe:

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          1. re: wleatherette

            Likes Alesci's a lot as they had some very good sausages.

            I found the Sausage Shoppe to be very high priced for what it is. You could do just as well by heading down to the West Side Market and visiting a number of the stands.

            1. re: jlawrence01

              the west side market is a wonderful resource. the original poster should definitely check it out.

          2. Oh my. I grew up in Avon Lake, OH. Nice place, really. But the west side of Cleveland is not known for its...diversity. I'm not sure you're going to find a lot of reallly good food without at least a 45 minute drive towards Cleveland. You could always drive up to Ann Arbor on a weekend and visit Zingerman's. I've lived in Ann Arbor for 5 years now and have become a foodie because of it. I'll ponder and try to think of some OH options for you.