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
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
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 - 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:
Boar's Head Provisions Co., Inc.
1819 Main Street, Suite 800
Sarasota, FL 34236
BTW, if you are looking for an excellent French restaurant, you're right near Vermilion, home of Chez Francois - www.chezfrancois.com
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.
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.
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
Also, don't forget some of the ethnic markets.
The Gust Gallucci Company
6610 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44103
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
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.