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Russian Tidbits

Shopping, Delis Carnegie
Russian Tidbits
Photograph: Shella Shpigel
Russian Tidbits
Photograph: Shella Shpigel
Russian Tidbits
Photograph: Shella Shpigel

Time Out says

Russian Tidbits is a family business that has been around for over 20 years and it’s definitley a favourite among locals in Carnegie. The store provides tasty morsels of food but the variety is so abundant that it could have easily fed Russian royalty through a long winter. Their deli cabinet is filled to the brim with cold cuts and there are at least 10 types of salamis here, which are all made fresh onsite.

Hidden in the freezer you'll find delicious pelmeni, which are dumplings filled with meat. The vegetarian alternative is called vareniki and are the same dough parcels but filled with potato, mushrooms or cheese.

On the imported side of things, they have large jars on the shelves with just about everything pickled and fermented, from cabbage to mushrooms and even watermelon. Pickling is popular amongst Eastern European countries as it allows these cold countries to enjoy any vegetable and fruit all year around.

Russian Tidbits also stocks countless varieties of sour cherry teas, as well as the national dessert called Napoleon cake, which is 20 layers of puff pastry filled with custard in between each layer.


Address: 113 Koornang Road
Opening hours: Mon-Thu 9am-6pm; Fri 9am-7.30pm; Sat, Sun 9am-5pm
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