Bell's Market Philadelphia

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Bell’s Market – Eastern European grocer

Bell’s Market is an adventure in grocery shopping. Located in Philadelphia’s Northeast where there are¬†large Eastern European and Russian communities, Bells’s Market carries imported groceries from all over Eastern Europe and has a busy bakery specializing in Eastern European baked goods. This place is huge and also quite affordable.

Every time I shop here I come home with a basket of fascinating new foods to try. Here are my suggestions for you if you want to treat yourself to a little grocery adventure:

– Traditional Georgian shoti bread. A chewy white flour bread shaped like a canoe!

– Ajvar. A staple of Balkan tables, Ayjvar is a roasted red pepper and eggplant spread. I recommend the spicy version.

РBulgarian sheep cheese. (feta) You have to taste this creamy and piquant feta cheese popular in the Balkans. 

– Hamentashen. Oh-so-buttery and flaky triangular cookies filled with fruit, a traditional cookie made for the Jewish holiday of Purim.

– Ayran. A salty yogurt drink popular in Eastern Europe and Turkey. So refreshing when served with grilled meats and sandwiches.

– Russian Raisin Cake. Slice it, toast it, and spread butter on it for a yummy breakfast, snack or dessert.

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Details about this spot



Bustleton Avenue 8330, Philadelphia

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Opening Times

Mon - Sat 08:00 - 21:00, Sun 08:00 - 19:00


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Last Changed Date: 2016-05-19 11:45:13 +0200 (Thu, 19 May 2016)