Reasons to Love the European Food Store

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This lovely basket is going to be raffled off. Details below.

What: A locally owned food store dedicated to European cuisine.
Where: 2790 Santa Rosa Avenue, Suite M, Santa Rosa, CA 95407
(on Burt Street intersection, across from Bed, Bath & Beyond shopping center)
Hours and days open: Monday-Saturday, 10am-6pm, Sunday, 11am-5pm
Contact information: 707-527-0319,

Do you love authentic European food? Looking for last minute but unique Easter basket items? Maybe you’d like to try something new and one of a kind?

Come to the European Food Store, where super friendly owner, Olga Rozhkova, will be delighted to show you around and help you find what you’re looking for.

I always find jewels like this spot, but sometimes other people don’t know about it. I started going several years ago because they have Latvian things, but I return because of everything else.

If you’re searching for something in particular, and she doesn’t have it, Olga says she’ll be happy to order it.

Food is imported directly from the countries but she manages to keep the prices very reasonable! German, Russian, Polish, Hungarian, Mediterranean, Italian, Dutch, and foods from many other countries can be found.

Who can beat great customer service and products?

Some excellent reasons to visit the store:

  • Buy your Easter goods here now!

If you’re looking for Easter items, now is the time to buy. They have a large variety of items to choose from—German Kinder Surprise Eggs for boys and girls, Russian style egg decorations, and Dutch chocolates. There are also special Russian and Italian breads, Marzipan and chocolate bunnies, even little lady bugs!

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They are raffling off an Easter Basket. To enter, visit the store, and put your name and contact information in the basket by the cash register. You must enter before March 25th and you don’t have to be present to win. Olga will give you a call.

They also raffle baskets for Russian Easter in May and for Christmas.

  • High quality food at a great price.

European Foods offers a big variety of things, but what I love is that the food is fresh and of great quality. German rye bread baked in the store, piroshkies, meats, and fish are some things they offer.

Many of the items are handmade, such as English and Scottish marmalade, kefir, and sauerkraut. A ton of the things you can buy here cannot be found anywhere else around unless you were to drive farther away.

French macaroons for a dollar? Could you find a better price?

  • They offer vegetarian, vegan, gluten free, and probiotic items.

There’s an awesome selection of probiotic fare, such as fresh, handmade, sauerkraut, sour cream, kefir, farmer’s cheese, and Kvass. Farmer’s cheese is similar to cottage cheese and kvass is a traditional Eastern European drink that’s made from rye bread.

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During today’s visit was the first time I saw probiotic sour cream! And the sauerkraut is only $2.99 a pound, which is an amazing price, and it tastes great. (I know, I ate it before.)

The store is a great option to buy mixed vegetables, eggplant, and other fruits and veggies. They also have vegan and vegetarian dumplings that you cook at home.


Foods are labeled accordingly, such as, gluten free, to be able to distinguish.

  • If you’re a sweet tooth this is the place for you.

Find chocolates from all over Europe, Turkish delight, cookies, cakes, ice creams, and many other desserts. They sell Polish poppy seed bread, Mediterranean rose petal preserves, English and Scottish marmalade, Hungarian plum butter, chestnut puree, and more.


  • Ready for coffee and tea time?

Their tea selection is one of the reasons why I keep going back. I love their assortment of black, fruit, and herbal teas.

Feeling stressed? Not able to sleep? Not only do they have loose leaf black teas, but they have herbal ones to treat your ailments.

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You can also find a variety of coffees including Italian, Arabic, and Turkish. Yum!

  • Want to eat European meats and fish but can’t catch a plane?

Check out their selection of salami, kielbasa, herring, and caviar. They also sell Spanish, Hungarian, German, and Polish sausages. All of their fish, including the caviar, is wild caught, not farm raised.


  • Searching for a gift that isn’t food?

Check out their gift corner or their beauty products. There are adorable aprons, tea pots, games, towels, and more.


In their beauty section, they offer essential oils, Nivea face creams and deodorants from Germany, rubs to decrease pain, and night lotions for the face. They also sell German Badedas bath bubbles made from horse chestnut, cedar wood, and patchouli. It’s hard to find elsewhere and it will revitalize your body.


Hope you visit the store and thank you for reading,

Scarlett West

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2 Comments on “Reasons to Love the European Food Store”

  1. Now that the local G & G food stores have been sold to a corporate food chain, the sought after very good European style fare may not be continued to be carried by the new owners. This leaves the European Food Store to fill in that gap and they should alert the Santa Rosa public the goods they bought at G & G can be had here. Good luck, European Food Store fulfilling these new opportunities.

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