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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 bologna....you'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 eats....help! 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
    330-562-5221
    www.sirnasmarket.com

    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 - www.fisherfoods.com
    Columbus - The Hills Market - www.thehillsmarket.com
    Columbus - Weiland's Gourmet Market - www.weilandsgourmetmarket.com
    Wooster - Gary's Delicatessen - www.garysdeli.com
    Wooster - Muddy Waters Cafe - http://mainstreetwooster.org/profiles...

    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
    http://www.boarshead.com

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

    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
      (440)235-2766
      www.gibbsbutcherblock.com
      They also have some nice meat and a disturbing variety of sausages.

      For bread there is Breadsmith in Lakewood.
      Breadsmith
      18101 Detroit Ave.
      Lakewood OH
      (216)529-8443
      www.breadsmithcleveland.com

      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.

      www.heinens.com

      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
        1-888-GALLUCCI
        http://www.tasteitaly.com/gb/frameset...

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

          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: http://www.sausageshoppe.com

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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.