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Aug 4, 2010 09:39 AM

Looking for Uzbeki lepeshka and Georgian Khachapuri in Cleveland, OH

I just returned from Russia and very much enjoyed the Russian food I ate there. Yet, I crave my Uzbeki flatbread (lepeshka) and my Georgian cheese bread (khachapuri) the most. I had both plain and stuffed lepeshka and I would love to find a source in Cleveland. I'm also looking for any source of Khachapuri although Ajarian Khachapuri was my favorite.

I'm certainly willing to make these myself, so if anyone can suggest a place to get the requisite ingredients (e.g. the Georgian cheese Suluguni) that is appreciated as well.

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  1. I'm only aware of one Russian restaurant in town and I've never been there. A lot of their menu doesn't seem very Russian, but maybe they can tell you where to get some ingredients to make your own:

    1. If Overseas Grocery is still open, I would check there. It's off Mayfield Road in Lyndhurst, in the Golden Gate area.

      The cheese you might be able to find at Athens Imported Foods, which is attached to the West Side Market.

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      1. re: gort

        Don't think Overseas is still around, but there is a huge Russian grocery (forgive me for not knowing the name) on Mayfield Road just east of Lyndhurst, between China Buffet and the Boneyard. They have a bakery and prepared foods, too.

        1. re: NancyH

          Ah, right. That must be the place my doctor was telling me about. She didn't mention the name, so I thought perhaps it was Overseas in a bigger location. She's Russian (well, Belarusian) and speaks very highly of it, for what it's worth.

          1. re: gort

            Yeleseyevsky -

            I think International Foods on Taylor may also have some Russian and Eastern European delicacies.