The best way to be introduced to Tatar cuisine is to make a local friend and invite oneself over. Tatar families really know how to cook. However, pretty good fresh baked goods are available in the shops. The famous chak-chak crafted by Baking Factory #3 can be found in shops like Bekhetle, as well as in any major chain store. Walking around in Kazan, you are likely to come across a spherical Tiubetey kiosk, which has a lot of good things on offer. The other places that’s good know about are Dom Chaya at 64 Ulitsa Baumana, Dom Tatarskoy Kulinarii at 31 Baumana, and Tatarskaya Usadba at 8 Shigabutdina Marjani. Along with chak-chak, we recommend you try the sweetest talkysh kaleve (Tatar baklava) and gubadiya – pastries stuffed with rice, raisins, eggs and kort (curds boiled in baked milk with dairy butter and sugar).