Flavor: Authentic Russian fare, including stuffed cabbage rolls; Moscow potato salad; arabat with cabbage, carrots, dill and roasted nuts; gribnoy with mushrooms and garlic; borscht; exotic sausages; and stroganoff. The large perogis, which resemble a 12-inch, double-crust pizza, come stuffed with your choice of potatoes, cheese, ground beef or cabbage.
Also offers over 25 cakes and pastries for dessert.
Flair: Tsiala Yusupov cooks and serves the specialties of her Russian homeland in this nondescript deli just off Reading Road. In the dining room, Russian nesting dolls and model ships provide cultural touchstones, but it’s the enticing aromas emanating from the kitchen that herald a special meal to come.
9104 Cox Road, West Chester, 513-755-8942. Open Tuesday-Sunday. $6-$13.