Lithuanian Rye Bread
Real bread should be dense, dark, and have some caraway seeds in it. At least, if you are from Russia, where this is what good bread is considered to be. In Chicago, this kind of bread is sold under the name of Lithuanian Rye Bread produced by Today’s Temptations bakery, and is available in various Jewel-Osco locations throughout the city. It is usually tucked in some inconspicuous corner and hard to find, so you should be persistent and know what you are looking for. A great, less expensive alternative to the “authentic” Russian bread sold in a few ethnic stores.
Jewel-Osco, multiple locations
Today’s Temptations (wholesale bakery), 1900 North Austin, (773)385-5355
Best of Chicago 2012