Boston’s Best Polish Food

July 3, 2013 6:00 AM

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(Photo Credit: Bazaar )

(Photo Credit: Bazaar )

When a craving for Polish food strikes, Boston has a variety of restaurants and food markets stocked with all the traditional dishes. Cabbage stew, potato dumplings and pancakes, pierogies and kielbasa are just a few of the foods you will find at these local places. Whether you are looking to buy groceries and enjoy a Polish meal in the comfort of your home or have the experts make the dishes in the local restaurants, you will be happily satisfied with the selection and quality at the following restaurants.
(Photo Credit: Cafe Polonia)

(Photo Credit: Cafe Polonia)

Cafe Polonia
611 Dorchester Ave.
Boston, MA 02127
(617) 269-0110
www.cafepolonia.com

Café Polonia, located in South Boston, is a Polish restaurant that serves up lunch and dinner daily as well as Polka brunch on weekends. The menu features Eastern European and Polish specialty dishes with wine and Polish beer to wash it down with. To really get a sample of all the classics, order the Polish plate which includes bigos (a meat and cabbage stew, the Polish national dish), three pierogies and grilled Polish sausage (aka kielbasa) all for $16. There is also kishka (blood sausage), potato pancakes or dumplings, crepes and many more dishes to choose from at this cozy Polish eatery.

(Photo Credit: Baltic European Deli)

(Photo Credit: Baltic European Deli)

Baltic European Deli
632 Dorchester Ave.
Boston, MA 02127
(617) 268-2435
www.balticeuropeandeli.com

Also in South Boston, located in Andrew Square, is Baltic European Deli. It prides itself on offering thousands of products from Poland, Germany, Russia, Hungary and Lithuania. You can even pick up a copy of a Poland newspaper while you stock up on deli meat, sauerkraut, stuffed cabbage, pierogies and kielbasa. Beside grocery items, there are plenty of sandwiches to choose from too like the Polish sandwich featuring ham and other meats, veggies and horseradish and mustard sauce on a baguette. Polish beer is also for sale as well as pastries, chocolates and other desserts.

D & J Market
120 Boston St.
Dorchester, MA 02125
(617) 436-9766

Located in Dorchester, right in the Polish triangle area near the South Boston Polish dining destinations, is a favorite place for food, D & J Market. Featuring affordable hot or cold sandwiches, bread, soups, stews and Polish imported groceries, there is a nice range of items offered. Highlights include the hearty kielbasa sub. Also if you have a sweet tooth, candy and doughnuts will not disappoint.

Related: Restaurant Review: Café Polonia

(Photo Credit: Euromart)

(Photo Credit: Euromart)

Euromart
808 Dorchester Ave.
Dorchester, MA 02125
(617) 825-1969
www.euromartdeli.com

Euromart is a Polish-owned Eastern European grocery store located in Dorchester. Head here any day of the week for everything from meats, seafood, soups and bread to beauty products. Check out the perogies which you can get with fruit, potatoes or cabbage. Euromart also serves bigos, dumplings, kielbasa and other Polish traditional recipes, and there’s even borscht, pastries, chocolates and many other items to choose from.

(Photo Credit: Bazaar )

(Photo Credit: Bazaar )

Bazaar
424 Cambridge St.
Allston, MA 02134
(617) 787-1511
www.bazaarboston.com

An additional ethnic food market within Boston, on the line between Allston and Brookline, is Bazaar. Its motto is to offer “royal delicacies at peasant prices,” and it does just that. Fresh produce, seafood, liquor, meats, baked goods and deli items are just a few things to stock up on. Herring, beet salad, roasted duck, stewed cabbage, pickled apples and danishes are what you will find while roaming the aisles at this European specialty food store.

Related: Boston’s Best German Food

Michelle Levine is a creative energetic, young professional that is passionate about everything Boston has to offer. She loves to attend local events, dine out, and cook and wants to share her findings with you. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.

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