Aida bounces between the Bay Area and New York, but her heart ultimately lies in any bookstore she enters. After graduating from UC Berkeley, she now freelances full-time and serves as a content writer. Her love for telling stories is motivated by creating pieces that resonate with readers. She loves cold brew, barbeque, and finding communities through food.
Get your fix of borsch and blintzes without ever leaving the Bay.
Pushkin is a Russian spot in the Financial District with great palmeni and pirojki.
Europa Plus is a specialty grocery store in the Richmond with lots of Russian goods and ingredients.
Renaissance is a huge Russian spot in the Richmond that’s great for big groups.
Royal Market is a great Russian specialty store and bakery in the Richmond.
Red Tavern is a Russian spot in the Richmond that serves all the classics. Make sure to order some borsh the next time you’re here.
New World Market is one of the largest Russian markets in SF and has excellent prepared salads.
Gourmand European Deli is a great spot in the Richmond to pick up everything from cured meats to pickles to chocolate.
Cafe Europa in the Richmond has dishes from across Eastern Europe and Russia. Make sure to order some pierogies.