Old Polish Foods- W'Burg
Old Polish Foods, the bakery on N.8th and Bedford has quickly become a real "go to" option for great, cheap take-out in the neighborhood and rivals only Matamoros in value- probably better. Has it only been in the last year that they started their steam table food service? I don't recall it much longer back...
For $3.50 a pound you have your choice from 4 different vegetables, 4-5 different entres, some small salads, and usually 2 soups- not to mention their freshly made breads, pastries, and cakes. The stuffed cabbage is huge and very good- though could use a bit more seasoning. All the veggies have been fresh and tasty. I've recently been addicted to their succulent pork ribs. They're simply seasoned and the meat flakes off the bone in the most delicatable way. I also like their Romanian meatloaf and hunter's stew. And I've heard good things about the breaded pork and chicken cutlets as well. I saw goulash there the other day. Recently they've had a dill soup and a tomato/veggie soup, both tasty, though not spectacular...Well, the veggie one might be....
Clientelle seems to be mostly local Poles, laborers, and some of the shop workers on Bedford. I've hardly seen a hipster in the place. I can't believe how cheap it is considering the location. I know there's places like this further north in GP, but this is great.
this place is uniformly excellent -- a lot of smaller delis in areas with less concentrated eastern european populations sell old poland foods from refrigerated cases. the bigos, borscht and meat jelly (sort of a spreadable aspic that's really addictive) are my faves.
they also have a more restaurant-like branch on nassau avenue near humboldt street. not quite as cheap, but certainly on the low end price wise, even for greenpoint polish.