Mama Papa Lithuania Introduces A Lesser-Known Country’s Delicious Cuisine

Mama Papa Lithuania Introduces A Lesser-Known Country’s Delicious Cuisine

By Pamela Sosnowski As one of Eastern Europe’s smaller countries, Lithuania and its culture isn’t as familiar to Americans as its bordering Baltic cousin Poland is. But in Alameda, diners are gaining at least a little education about the nation’s cuisine, thanks to Mama Papa Lithuania, the West Coast’s only restaurant dedicated to Lithuanian food. Owner Vaidas Sukys opened the restaurant in 2013. “The are many reasons for my inspiration to open...

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Mama Papa Lithuania featured in SFgate.com

Mama Papa Lithuania featured in SFgate.com

LITHUANIA Mama Papa Lithuania Restaurant, Alameda. Step inside this cozy restaurant with peasant tables, extraordinary heavy chairs, wrought iron chandeliers, and lacy curtains, and you’ll feel as if you’ve stepped inside a rustic cottage down the road from a medieval castle. The atmosphere at the only Lithuanian restaurant outside the Western United States will transport you to the tiny Baltic country, and so will its menu featuring cold cucumber salad, creamy...

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How the Kuciukai Crumbles: Alameda Now Home to the Only Lithuanian Bakery on the West Coast

When Vaidas Sukys first opened Mama Papa Lithuania (1241 Park St.) in 2013, I wrote about how the quaint little restaurant in Alameda was the only Lithuanian restaurant on the entire West Coast — the only place I knew of in the Bay Area where a potato dumpling lover could throw back a couple of Svyturys lagers and munch on dark rye bread imported from a village in Lithuania. Now, Sukys is once again on the cutting edge of the Bay Area’s Eastern European food scene: About a...

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