Three Sisters Delicatessen
If you want to get an idea of what Russian food is all about and not spend a fortune, Three Sisters on Devon is the best place to start. The store has the ABCs of Russian cuisine, and sells prepared dishes (salads and stews), ingredients for them (such as roasted buckwheat), Russian sweets (ginger cookies, waffles and jams), souvenirs, and even brightly painted, generously sized teacups. The store itself has an old-fashioned, Soviet look to it, and is a good change from ultra-modern, super-efficient American supermarkets.
Three Sisters Delicatessen, 2854 West Devon, (773)973-1919
Best of Chicago 2012