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ckathens Sep 14, 2010 05:49 AM

Does anyone have a suggestion for a good greek grocery goods store now that Spiros on University went out of business? Since we moved back to the Twin Cities (St. Paul) a few years back, they have been our only source of quality Greek food. Specifically, I'm looking for a place which would have Jotis Bechamel (or any besamel) mix, Nescafe (Greek style, not the kind sold in hispanic food stores), feta in bulk (not pre-packaged), greek-style pitas, lebni, filo dough, kasseri and kefalotiri cheeses, garlic-stuffed olives, orzo, pastitsio macaroni, etc... Bonus points if they make their own kataifi!

I've tried some of the middle eastern stores but they're a lost cause. Workers at Caspian Bistro were downright rude. Any help is very much appreciated. Thanks!

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Caspian Bistro
2418 University Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414

  1. The Dairy Queen Sep 14, 2010 05:52 AM

    Oh, so sorry to hear about both Spiros and the response you got from Caspian. I wish I knew whether or not it would meet your needs, but have you tried Bill's Imported Foods on Lake St. in Minneapolis? http://www.billsimportedfoods.com/

    ~TDQ

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    Bill's Imported Foods
    721 W Lake St, Minneapolis, MN 55408

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      ckathens Sep 14, 2010 06:15 AM

      Thanks for such a quick reply! I have not tried Bill's but I will definitely do so this week. I did some quick searching and it sounds like it is a great Greek foods importer. Sounds like that will be a good solution. Thanks!

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        The Dairy Queen Sep 14, 2010 06:22 AM

        Good luck and let us know how it works out for you! Hopefully it DOES work.

        ~TDQ

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          meljohns Sep 14, 2010 07:45 AM

          Bill's is excellent. I'm not sure if this is still the case but they didn't take credit cards when I used to shop there.

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            ckathens Sep 14, 2010 08:30 AM

            Good tip since I rarely carry cash. Thanks!

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              Maggie19 Sep 14, 2010 11:01 AM

              Bill's is good but keep in mind that they close at 7pm Mon-Sat.

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                faith Sep 14, 2010 10:11 PM

                Bill's has imported wild hand-picked oregano still on the stalks!

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