The Seven Roses, in the middle of Cleveland's Slavic Village neighborhood, is a little gem of a store. The restored 19th century building has a beautiful tin ceiling, floor-to-ceiling hardwood shelves, a rolling library ladder, hardwood floors, and delicate lace curtains.
Homemade and Freshly Baked:
The food at Seven Roses is a delightful mixture of homemade Polish specialties, freshly baked bread and pastries, and imported canned goods and sweets. Don't be concerned if you can't read the Polish labels, the friendly staff is very willing to help.
About the Food:
The potato pancakes, made from scratch, are light and delicious -- just like my grandfather used to make. The pierogi, potato and cheese-filled, are another favorite, as are the mini-meatloafs. Breads, from sweet raisin bread to hearty rye, spill out onto the counters. Get there early, though, the bread is one of the first things to go.
The floor-to-ceiling library shelves hold a variety of Polish and Czech canned goods, including jams and jellies, pickled items, beets, and mustards. There's also hard candy, candy bars, soups, spices, and fruit juices. None of the items are expensive, which makes it easy to try something new.
Relax and Enjoy a Pastry:
Seven Roses has small cafe tables in the back of the store to encourage patrons to relax and enjoy a pastry, soft drink, or made-to-order sandwich. They now offer hot entrees, also, including a "Polish Sampler" of pierogi, potato pancakes, sausage, and cabbage and noodles.
Monday through Saturday: 9am - 8pm
Sunday: 1030am - 3pm
Seven Roses Delicatessen
6301 Fleet Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44105
(last updated 1-14-08)