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Skazka revisited

October 14th, 2007

I made a previous post about Skazka. I found it to be cold and unwelcoming there but they have such good lox that on occasion I go in there and a couple of days ago I had a decent experience there so I decided to post again about this place.  
I’ll start off with the wine selection that was pretty extensive for a small shop.  I picked out a Transylvanian Pinot Noir as a novelty item for my Halloween  party. “Vampire”!

Next, I was in luck (since it is not always available) that they had the lox  I like. 

This time the woman behind the counter was friendly and offered to tell me about how good this salmon is and how they get it shipped up from NY and her husband goes down to NY himself to try out products they choose to carry in the store.
In addition to lox they have various smoked fish, deli and cheeses:

I’d like to make a note since someone on the previous post assumed I am ignorant to Russian culture not being as warm and friendly as others but I assure you, being of Russian decent I’m aware of it.  As a little girl I could be very intimidated by my own bubbie (who grew up in Russia), she just wasn’t the rainbow and unicorn type and that’s fine.  I was pleasantly surprised this time by the people though and now I look forward to going back.


  1. I love this store! It’s the only place I know of in Eastern Mass where I can find Kinder Eggs and Cherry Juice. REAL cherry juice! Not to mention it’s the only place within walking distance of where I work where I can buy a lottery ticket when I’m feeling lucky. Sorry, I won’t ever set foot in Store 24 ever again… long story.

    Comment by Kris October 14, 2007 @ 11:11 pm

  2. Where is this store located? I’d love to go there. It looks very interesting.

    Comment by ptcakes October 15, 2007 @ 12:58 am

  3. It’s at 159 Concord st.

    Comment by Michelle October 15, 2007 @ 1:14 am

  4. Its not downtown (or technically in Framingham) but Culinary Delights in Natick (just north of Building 19) is another good Russian variety store. Other than that you’re travelling to Boston for Russian goods.

    Comment by Ray October 17, 2007 @ 1:02 am

  5. OMG havent had a kinder egg since I was 10!

    Comment by george May 18, 2008 @ 5:14 pm

  6. I went in there for Kinder Eggs once. And they were so rude… made me feel unwelcome. I was trying to be super friendly but they took my money, and just turned back without even acknowledging me…

    And I had German/Russian grandparents, so I know the difference between how they acted…

    But I’ll try again, those kinder eggs are addictive =) I used to collect them as a kid!

    Comment by Hygor November 12, 2008 @ 10:53 pm

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