Niestety, tak :))
That's a very anglophone thing to do and I used to do that
Well, I think people don't mind so much when they can see that you're also a foreigner, but you have a point. Also maybe, when it's a woman doing the asking, they're less defensive. Plus of course I have the old Hibernian way "Your pastries are delicious. I never ate a Georgian pastry before - and you're Georgian yourself,are you? Oh, wonderful, so it's real authentic cuisine". By which time, they're all smiles, unless of course there's a queue forming behind me :-D You have to choose your moment carefully, when there's a lull in trade. I'm not actually being nosy for the sake of it though. I'm genuinely interested in people.