Sour Cherry syrup in SF
This is one of those weirdly specific requests ...
Does anybody know of any Eastern European or Middle Eastern markets
in Berkeley or Eastern SF [Pot Hill, Bernal, Noe, Mission ... Tenderloin etc]
that stocks the vaguely Torani-like fruit syrups?
I found some at the Middle Eastern place down the block from Romolo's
in San Mateo as well as that the Russian Sausage mart out on Clement
[European Foods] ... but those are not real convenient to my location ...
I assume these are common products. The brands were "Adriatic" and
"Belvedere" ... at least sour cherry, blueberry, and raspberry flavors.
At $4.50-$5, they are cheeper than the Toranis, as well.
Adronicos carries one of the italian syrups.
Cost Plus has cheap Torani for close to $5.
Don't think either have a location in the proximity you mentioned, but thought I'd mention it just in case.
There's also a middle eastern spice shop/butcher with halal meats on Geary and Jones, that carries some very random items, and I think I may have seen it there.
I'm not sure whether they carry these particular syrups, but you should take a look at Samiramis Imports. They have a huge inventory and do carry a lot of drink syrups.
2990 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94110
Definitely saw Darbo syrups at Lehr's German Specialties. I think I also saw other syrups. It's on Church across from Incanto, so it's closer than the joints out Geary street.
Edited to add: I think they carry jarred sour cherries, and I'm pretty sure I bought some after noticing the price was better than the Made in France warehouse sale prices for sour cherries.
Lehr's German Specialties
1581 Church St, San Francisco, CA