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Jun 26, 2009 11:55 AM

Bulgarian in the Bay Area?

Hi, Does anyone know of any Bulgarian restaurants in the Bay Area? We're looking for a place to have dinner and although "Touch of Europe" has some Bulgarian food, it is really not a dinner place.


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  1. So far as I know, nothing since Bulgaria by Night closed.

    1. There is a Bulgarian food stand at the new Metreon Farmer's Market in San Francisco. I didn't try the food but my husband had samples and said it was good.

      Jillian's @ Metreon
      101 4th St, San Francisco, CA 94103

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      1. re: Mari

        What's it called? I didn't notice anything Bulgarian when I was there. Here's a list of vendors:

        1. re: Robert Lauriston

          It's Shakura or Shakra - I can't remember, but they added more vendors so that when you walk in through the main entrance on Mission and 4th you make right. I don't see it on the list. The stall is to the right of the movie ticket stand so that if you are purchasing tickets it's the first stall you see through the window. It's a little hidden - in front of the pasta/pizza vendor.
          I went again tonight since the vendors have good food at reasonable prices. We headed straight to the Bulgarian food stand (I guess they call it European or Eastern European) and I shared a chicken sandwich and we got 2 free bowls of borscht for $5.80. The food is fresh and the vendor is super friendly and very generous with samples. She offered to make me a sample of the vegetarian sandwich with a cream-cheese like spread and cheese and it was also very good. The food is basic and homey. We also got chocolates after our meal. They used to own a restaurant that they sold and are now looking for a new restaurant space. We'll definitely go back. As odd as the set-up is at the Metreon, there's a decent variety of interesting food.

          1. re: Mari

            I stopped by, the only Bulgarian item they had was a sort of spanakopita with yogurt sauce. Pretty good.

          2. re: Robert Lauriston

            The name is Shi-Shakra - it's in a pic that hhc took in a new post about the Island Earth Farmer's Market. .