Halvah - San Francisco ?
Having a craving for fresh halvah - remembering some wonderful fresh pistachio halvah from the Scots Hotel on the Sea of Galilee from a trip to Israel last year.
Anyone know where I can find some in the Bay Area? Seems to be a challenge to track down.
In SF, the market next to Old Jerusalem on Mission has the large stump they cut from. There's a middle eastern market off of Polk in the Tenderloin, either on Eddy or Geary (sorry, will take some googling) that has it.
Various Russian/European markets in the Richmond have it, in variations, usually sliced, that's of good quality.
http://www.samiramisfood.com is the one on Mission. The owner changed a few months back, but they had halvah a few weeks ago.
It's in sealed plastic containers all over, but I don't think I've ever seen fresh pistachio halvah in the Bay Area.
Can someone refresh my memory--- do places in the bay Area with fresh halvah even have varieties of it beyond marble?
Crossroads World Market on San Antonio Road in Palo Alto always has a variety of halvah for sale by weight from the display case next to the cashiers. The ultimate impulse item!
And, the store is full of fair-priced delicacies and pantry staples.
720 San Antonio Rd Palo Alto, CA 94303
There's also a Crossroads in Hayward. I was going to suggest it as well, as they always have a good selection, and I've seen the pistachio there.
If you are in San Francisco proper, some of the Eastern European markets out in the Richmond carry a good selection. The exact name of the one where we bought some is eluding me.