REVISED list: Where to find Czech and Slovak groceries in the US stores / Kde najit Ceske a Slovenske potraviny v Americkych obchodechCzech and Slovak groceries in the US stores | Czechmatediary
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REVISED list: Where to find Czech and Slovak groceries in the US stores / Kde najit Ceske a Slovenske potraviny v Americkych obchodech

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Many of us , Czechs and Slovaks living in the US, have been on a desperate hunt for Czech/Slovak groceries. Some were more successful than others so  I got the idea to ask around and here is what my friends (thanks you guys!!) and I put together.

PS: I read through your great comments and added most of the new goodies in (highlighted in red).

CZ: Vetsina z nas, Cechu a Slovaku zijicich v USA, ma ten samy problem. Jsme totiz na nekonecnem honu po ceskych. (nebo alespon podobne chutnajicich) potravinach Nekteri jedinci byli uspesnejsi nez zoufajici vetsina a tak jsem dostala napad optat se v okoli. Toto je list, ktery jsme vytvorily s mymi kamaradkami (diky holky!!).

PS: Procetla jsem vase vzacne komenty a vetsinu novych vecicek jsem k listu pridala – jsou zvyraznene cervene

1. Trader Joe’s

  • Trader Joe’s Yogurt cups  (vanila & Cream yogurt) – tastes just like “Pribinacek
  • Trader Joe’s rolls – Czech “rohliky (warm them up in the toaster oven)
  • Czech beers –  Broucek, Starobrno, Krusovice, Staropramen
  • “Slivovitz” (green bottle) – tastes the same as the Czech Slivovice
  • Meringues (Trader Joe’s brand) – Czech “pusinky”
  • TJ Potato chips – taste like the ones from the Czech Fair (chutnaji jako ty z poute: premastene a preslanene..vyborne!!)
  • Mineral water – taste just like the one in Czech
  • Melta (barley coffee-like beverage) – Pero brand is made in Switzerland, it’s very good


becherovka google image2. BevMo (order on-line)

  • Becherovka (Becherovka Herbal Liquer)
  • Slivovice (Jelinek Slivovitz)
  • Fernet

3. Super HMart

4. Publix

5. Whole Foods

  • Non-homogenized organic whole milk – tastes just like the Czech milk

6. Henry’s (CA)

  • Clover honey – Jetelovy med
  • Czech pastries – “satecky
  • Kefir
  • Licorice candy – likoricove bonbony
  • Indian semolina – detska krupice
  • Melta (barley coffee-like beverage) – Pero brand is made in Switzerland, it’s very good

7. Panera Bread Bakery

  • Stone-Milled Rye bread – Czech bread (!!)

8. Target

  • Nutella

9. North Produce (CA)

  • Czech spices – Vegeta, Goulash seasoning, vanilla sugar, baking powder
  • Nugeta
  • Bananas dipped in chocolate (candy) – Bananky v cokolade
  • Head cheese – tlacenka

10. World Market

  • Milka chocolate Bar
  • Czech beers – Pilsner, Czechvar
  • European sweets
  • Instant custards (pudingy), baking powder (single packages)

11. Anywhere (Albertsons)

  • The Laughing Cow spreadable cheese wedges – Czech Taveny syr
  • Russian Rye bread (Arrowheat brand) – tastes similar to Czech bread
  • Sauerkraut in a glass jar (Nathan’s famous, New York cut) – kysane zeli
  • Wondra flour (Gold Medal brand) – Czech “hruba mouka
  • Almond paste – for “marcipan” cookies
  • Golden potatoes – taste more like Czech potatoes
  • Soups “Magi” brand
  • Limburger cheese – Olomoucke syrecky (Tvaruzky)!! (Vons)
  • Juicy Juice (Orange Tangerine flavor) – mandarinkovy napojOlympus
  • egg noodles (Manischewitz brand; Jewish section) – ceske nudle do polevky
  • Czech beer – Pilsner Urquell
  • Brie cheese – Hermelin
  • Puff pastry sheets – listove testo na zavin
  • Gummy bears – gumovi medvidci
  • Carnation Evaporated Milk (Nestle) – kondenzovane mleko
  • Povidla (plum bread spread) - under the name of LEKVAR
  • Mini vetrniky - cream puffs (frozen section)

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160 comments… add one

  • dagmarka February 2, 2014, 4:30 pm

    Skoro po 25. rokoch uz neviem, ako chutia znojemske uhorky. No my nemame radi ziadne uhorky, co sa predavaju v Midwest US regione. Kupujeme polske malinke nakladane uhorky v Sam’s Club. Su sladkokysle amozno ku kyslejsej chuti pre urcitych ludi. Ako sme teraz boli v Cesku, zistili sme, ze sa chut uhoriek zmenila zo sladkokyclych viacmenej na sladke, takze to bude podla preferencii kazdeho jedinca. Su to len uhorky, neobsahuje to mrkvu alebo cibulku, ale su fakt chutne a malinkate ako jednohubky. Pouzivam ich aj do Vianocneho zemiakoveho salatu a prave som dala stavu k bravcovemu v tlakaci.

  • MILOS February 2, 2014, 4:30 pm

    CESKE ZNOJEMSKE JSEM NEVIDEL. ,ALE POUZIVAME POLSKE ”KRAKUS POLISH DILL PICKLES.” JSOU FANTASTICKE!! JAKO ZNOJEMSKE. ASI SE TO POLACI NAUCILI DELAT OD NAS. ;-))

  • MILOS February 2, 2014, 4:33 pm

    CESKE ZNOJEMSKE JSEM TADY NIKDE NEVIDEL. POUZIVAME POLSKE ”KRAKUS POLISH DILL PICKLES” A JSOU FANTASTICKE. JAKO NASE ZNOJEMSKE, VRELE DOPORUCUJI;

  • Vaclav February 19, 2014, 8:26 pm

    Okurky jsou nejlepsi, alespon podle mne na publixu, publix sweet gherkins. Chutove jsou vazne hodne dobre. Co se chleba tyce, parkrat jsem uz slysel ze Jewish rye je ceskemu podobny ale ja nemam ten pocit. Naopak, nejvice se mi zda podobny ten co prodavaji na Wal Martu. Jmenuje se California sourdough. Ma jen jednu nevyhodu. Strasne se drobi. Chutove je ale docela prijatelny.

  • katerina benesovsky May 24, 2014, 6:35 pm

    pratele pokud touzite po znojemskych okurkach mam zdroj..prave ceske znojemske …obevila jsem pred deseti lety online store odnekud z new yorku..jsou uzasny…maji dost vyber a okurky jsou jedna z hodne veci cim se odmenite….plnotucna horcice…prave maggi ,polivky.koreni a hlavne sladkostiiiii …ceny uzasne …. minuly tyden jsem ochutnala pravou vineu limonadu !!! maji i celkem decentni lovecky salam….neobednavejte v lete ,moje zkusenost -vse se roztece …cokolady…ale salam dosel uplne v pohode ..je ve vakuu . katka22222 @ yahoo com

  • Eva May 28, 2014, 9:21 am

    Ahoj Katko,
    bylo by dobré nechat web adresu na ten obchod! Díky

  • Romana May 28, 2014, 10:28 am

    Ja myslim ze mela na mysli Slovak Czech Varieties in New York. I order from them all the time, hlavne mouku.

  • Iva September 22, 2014, 3:10 pm

    Hi. I see discussion here and elsewhere about to replace “hruba” or “polohruba” mouka in Czech recipes, but I can’t find anywhere on the internet how to replace “hladka” mouka. It seems that the American All Purpose flour is not quite as fine and you can tell when making certain pastries, palacinky, etc. Are people just resigned that All Purpose is the closest there is, or is there a brand that is particularly fine that I should be looking for?

  • j November 11, 2014, 4:39 pm

    Would like to find dry cottage cheese for kolacky.

  • Tanja November 12, 2014, 3:49 pm

    Use Riccotta cheese:)

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