7 Russian Food Stores In Charlotte North Carolina And Area Guide

        The guide for Russian food stores in the Charlotte North Carolina area where you can buy Russian food and souvenirs. The places call mostly European stores but you can buy there Russian caviar, bread, herring, deli product, buckwheat, honey, vegetable oil, candies, pelmeni, and much more. Some of the stores are in the Charlotte area but because located very close to Charlotte I include in my list them too. I visited all the stores I featured and give a short description of my own experience there. Also, I have friends in the Charlotte area and getting time to time updates about local international stores where the Russian-speaking community shopping. If we are going with friends to other cities, we look for International stores that sell Russian products and it is not easy sometimes to find on the Internet them without someone advice who lives in the area. The purpose of the page is to help to find Eastern European stores in Charlotte NC and areas around.

The list was updated on 9.04.2022

  1. A & A International Food European Delights Store – Charlotte, NC
  2. Diana Deli European Food – Charlotte, NC
  3. Taste Of Europe Gourmet Foods – Ballantine Charlotte, NC
  4. European Market At Charlotte Area – Indian Land, SC
  5. Appetite European Food Market – Matthews, NC
  6. Golden Key Deli Russian Store – Indian Trail, NC
  7. International Grocery Store – Matthews, NC
  8. Zygma European Groceries & Deli (Polish Store) Pineville, NC

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1. A and A International Food European Delights

      International Food European Delights store call the Russian store in the Russian-speaking community because this store has so many Russian delicacies and of course, a lot of food from other European countries as well. If you looking to impress your family and friends for the Holiday this store has a large selection of authentic Russian food and food products from many other European countries as well. The ladies who work at the store are very friendly and helpful and knowledgeable about merchandise, they all speak Russian.

The store is called also “Ashot’s Russian Store” in the Russian-speaking community by name of the owner.

     1636 Sardis Rd. North Suite 110

Charlotte, NC 28270

Phone 704-844-8888

⇓ Store Working Hours ⇓

Monday-Saturday 10am – 8pm

Sunday 10am-7pm

Ashot’s Store Charlotte North Carolina Parking Availability

A lot of parking space around the store. The photo I took in front of the store.

Photo Russian store Charlotte parking

Food Selection

      The store has a large selection of caviar, dry, smoked, pickled fish and other seafood delicacies. If you are looking for pickled herring from a barrel, ask. Pickled herring from barrel most the time better than from cans.

Pickled herring is very popular in the Russian community, especially around Holidays.  We use it to make our Holiday salad “Herring under a fur coat” Check the recipe → Russian Salad Herring Under Fur Coat

    Photo Russian store Charlotte seafood

     The meat deli has a large selection as you can see in the photo. The meats are not what you usually can find at our regular grocery stores. Ask for the guide! They are very helpful.

Photo Russian store Charlotte Meat

     The cheese selection is very nice.

     In the frozen area of the store, you can find cold Russian beverages as a soda, kvas, beer, milk products and of course, Russian frozen food like pelmeni, vareniki, stuffed blini, Russian bread and much much more. The really right place where to buy Russian delicacies at Charlotte.

Photo Russian store Charlotte frozen food

    I just took a photo of 2 shelves but it is a few more there. Large selection of Russian canned food, snacks, grains, flour, sauces, honey, sweets and more.

The store has a good selection of caviar. You might be interested to read more about the Russian way  to serve caviar with many photos → How to Serve Caviar Russian Style

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2. Diana Deli European Food Charlotte NC

Charlotte Diana Deli

     Diana Deli European food grocery store was open in February 2022 in Charlotte and is located within walking distance of the International Food European Delights store. The store is spacious and has a good selection of Eastern European food – meat, fish, and drinks. Ask for delicious freshly baked bread!

1854 Galleria Blvd

Charlotte, NC 28270

Phone 980-339-8839

⇓ Store Working Hours ⇓

Monday-Sunday 10am – 8pm

      The store has a good selection of food on the shelves. The cold and frozen food has a large assortment too.

    

    

Diana Deli European Food Parking Availability

The store has especially signed a few parking spaces for the store customers in front of the store. We found available parking space when we visited the store without any problem.

3. Taste Of Europe Gourmet Foods – Ballantine Charlotte, NC

       Taste of Europe Gourmet Foods store is located at Ballantyne Charlotte, NC where we can buy delicacies from Ukraine, Russia, Lithuania,  Moldova, Turkey, Israel, and other European and Mediterranean countries. The store is relatively new in Charlotte. The sales associate was speaking Russian and was friendly when we entered the store. The store has a good selection of meat, cheese, fish, milk product, candies, and other sweets which you can buy only at European stores.

11926 Providence Rd W Suite E-2

Charlotte, NC 28277

Phone 980-207-2628

⇓ Store Working Hours ⇓

Monday-Saturday 10am – 8pm

Sunday 10am – 7pm

     Sweets, coffee, tea and much more!

     

     You can find most delicacies at this store! Large selection of food in the freezer area.

     

     

Russian Stores At Charlotte NC Area – Very Close To Charlotte

In the Charlotte, NC area we can buy Russian food at 4 other stores. Every store I mention below is located very close to Charlotte and people from the Russian community shop often time there.

4. European Market At Charlotte Area – Indian Land, SC

      The store open recently (2019) and is part of an Exxon gas station. Located on the border of Charlotte, NC (Ballantyne Area) and Indian Land, SC. Has a large selection of Georgian, Ukrainian, Russian, German, Polish, Hungarian, and other Eastern European food. Meat, candies, frozen food, milk products, grains, unique spices mix, and much more. You can also buy homemade salads, chebureki and other delicious goods. Friendly and helpful customer service ( speak English and Russian ). My favorite store to shop when we shopping for delicacy gifts for my family and friends in Louisiana.

Photo Russian Store Charlotte Gas Station

 9792 Charlotte Hwy, Indian Land, SC 29707

Phone (864) 590-6760

⇓ Store Working Hours ⇓

Monday – Friday 6:00 AM – 9:00 PM

 Saturday  7:00 AM- 9:00 PM

Sunday 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM

Good selection of unique wines from Georgia, Moldova, and other countries, you can’t buy these wines at regular grocery stores. Ask for delicious pomegranate wine! They have wine in beautiful bottles which makes a unique gift for the person who has everything.

In the frozen section good variety of milk products. Try baked milk kefir – riazenka!

If you are new to Eastern European food, it might be so much to choose from and confusing. Ask for assistance and the women who work there help you with the selection, it is really a lot delicious and maybe new goods to try.

5. Appetite European Food Market At Matthews, NC

   

      Appetite European Food Market is located at Fullwood Plaza Shopping Center, Matthews, NC. Very easy to find because the shopping center is on E Independence Blvd. At the store, you can see a good selection of Eastern European food. They offer a wide variety of homemade authentic Russian and Ukrainian food. Great place to look for food for your lunch or dinner!

 1544 Matthews-Mint Hill Rd # F,

Matthews, NC 28105

Phone 704- 277-3360 / 704-550-8051

⇓ Store Working Hours ⇓

Monday – Saturday 11 AM – 8 PM

Sunday 10 AM – 5 PM

   

   

6. Golden Key Deli Russian Store Indian Trail NC

     

       Golden Key Deli is located on a quiet shopping plaza in Indian Trail, NC, and very close to always busy E. Independents Blvd. The store has a wide selection of Russian food and food from other European countries as well. The owner and cashiers are always helpful and friendly when I was shopping there. Wide selection of food, herbs, and souvenirs. The store has enough parking space, even when they are busy. It is the oldest Russian store in the Charlotte area.

1001 Van Buren Ave J

 Indian Trail, NC 28079

Phone 704-882-8592

⇓ Store Working Hours ⇓

Tuesday-Saturday 11 am-7 pm

Sunday 10 am – 5 pm

Monday Closed

      Good selection of deli meats, cheese, fish, caviar, and much more.

      Coffee, tea and candies, and other sweets to try.

7. International Grocery Store At Charlotte Area

The store is huge and has so much different food from all over the World, always very busy there. Very nice store to shop for international food. We can find many delicacies from around the world. I can say they have food from most countries. The store has a large section of Slavic food. You can buy food goods from Georgia, Russia, Ukraine, and other Central and Eastern European countries. You can find in this store cold meats, fish, milk products, candies, grains, tea, and much more.

 2910 Old Monroe Rd, Matthews, NC 28104

Phone 704-234-8072

⇓ Store Working Hours ⇓

Monday – Thursday 11 AM – 9:00 PM

Friday – Saturday 11 AM- 10 PM

Sunday 12 PM – 8:30 PM

Zygma European Groceries & Deli

        I can also recommend visiting Zygma European Groceries & Deli if you looking for Slavic food in the Charlotte area. This is a small but very nice Polish grocery store in Pineville, NC. Very close to the Ballantine. This shop has primarily polish food and souvenirs but you can find also some food from other European countries as well.

212 N Polk St, Pineville, NC

Phone (704) 889-9946

⇓ Store Working Hours ⇓

Monday – Friday 10 AM – 6 PM

Saturday  9 AM- 5 PM

Sunday Closed

 Advice from my experience. Check the expiration day on the product and make sure it is not out of date, especially perishable items! Delicacy stores, especially with limited traffic, do not always remove expired products from shelves.

*If you are a store owner of one of the stores on my list, feel free to contact me, if you would like to add more photos and useful info for customers about the store.

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