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Old 08-20-2010, 10:38 AM
 
Location: Boston, MA
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My wife and I are very close to moving to the loop area (streeterville). We currently live in the Boston area. Around here there are several "international" markets that cater to Russian cuisine and products... When we have been to the downtown Chicago area we didn't really see/find any.

Are there any russian markets/stores?

When doing a google search I really on come up with Russian Tea Time (restaurant).

I would love to hear of any Russian communities and markets that people know about.

Thanks,
Justin
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Old 08-20-2010, 10:50 AM
 
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The Loop area is the business district. Streeterville is part of Downtown aka the Near North Side which is north of the Loop. Just so they know you aren't an out of towner, separate the terms Loop from downtown.

The Russian community is actually located in several parts of the suburbs. The largest Russian community is predominantly Russian Jewish and is located in Wheeling, Buffalo Grove, and north Arlington Heights, which is about 30 miles NW of the city.

In Skokie, there are Russian Jews (Orthodox Jews) as well as Russian Orthodox Christians. Ukrainian Village on the West Side of Chicago might still have a few vestiges of the old Ukrainian neighborhood.

Your best bet is in Wheeling and Buffalo Grove.
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Old 08-20-2010, 11:30 AM
 
Location: Boston, MA
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thanks for the quick reply... I think those areas are too far away from the city for us... is there nothing within the city limits that could provide us with some good russian products?

thanks again
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Old 08-20-2010, 11:45 AM
 
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You will have to leave the Loop/Streeterville area.

There is a Russian bookstore on Devon Ave. Actually, tat whole stretch around California and Devon has a few Russian stores. Head up there and make contacts. But if you go up there, you may as well go to Skokie.

There are a couple stores in Lincoln Square, accessible by el that import Russian alcoholic beverages.

Wally's Market on Milwaukee Ave is another.
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Old 08-20-2010, 01:18 PM
 
Location: Chicago, IL
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Ukrainian Village on the West Side of Chicago might still have a few vestiges of the old Ukrainian neighborhood.
There are still some Ukrainians and their businesses in Ukrainian village (basically Chicago Ave from California to Damen). They don't dominate the neighborhood by any means, but their presence is still around.
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Old 12-04-2015, 09:18 PM
 
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Default Russian brand apple juice

Since this is a forum about Russian stores/markets
Does anyone know where to get the dobry brand apple juice?
I live in Chicago too
I really need to find it
[url]http://en.multon.ru/partners/clients/product/dobry/[/url]
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Old 12-06-2015, 10:31 AM
 
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Sorry cant open link attached check Anas bakery in Ukrainian village on Chicago ave.
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Old 12-06-2015, 11:22 AM
 
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They have a Facebook page (Ann's Bakery - Chicago).
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Old 12-06-2015, 01:51 PM
 
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Probably Skokie area. That's the general area where I heard the most Russian, though mostly elderly folks. You will hear Russian at Old Orchard Mall.

I think many younger couples live further out, in Buffalo Grove area.
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Old 12-06-2015, 02:35 PM
 
Location: NYC and Chicago
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Sorry cant open link attached check Anas bakery in Ukrainian village on Chicago ave.
That would have been my suggestion. They have a pretty good selection of stuff from Ukraine and Russia there and at least last time I was there, they definitely had a variety of drinks. Some good selection of caviar as well and bakery stuff.

Rich's Deli on Western semi nearby might have some too.
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