Looking for Pierogies and Polish Sausage in Baltimore
I am not able to travel home to Buffalo for Easter and was hoping to recreate a traditional Polish Easter dinner here in Baltimore. Can someone recommend a good place to purchase pierogies and fresh Polish sausage (not smoked kielbasa). Thanks!
Can't help you there, but with the Buffalo reference, if you're ever in Herndon, go to Jimmy's. Jimmy is fanatical about his Buffalo heritage. Any Buffalo game on tv will turn into an event there. They make trips as a group to games when Buff teams play locally. Friday night fish fries. Perogies, etc. http://www.jimmystavern.com/
Ostrowski's in Baltimore
I'm from Philly and really miss all the traditional Easter fare. Just fyi, I have ordered all the Easter goodies from Buffalo and had it FedEx'd. Everthing was fantastic, but the fresh kielbasa really needs to be bought and cooked immediately before Easter. It arrived and I cooked it 3 days or so prior to Easter, and it just wasn't fresh enough.
There's plenty of Polish tradition in Baltimore. I second the suggestion of Ostrowski's (on Washington St. in Fells Point) for fresh (not smoked) Polish sausage. Ostrowski's storefront is a tiny little place, but right before Easter there will often be lines going outside and down the sidewalk.
I'm not sure about where to get pierogies, but you might try Sophia's stand in Broadway Market (at the south end of the north building), also in Fells Point.
My partner's family is Buffalo Polish...while some have moved on from that fair city, when we do visit them anywhere other than Buffalo, we have to bring pierogis from Sophia's in Bdwy Market and sausage from Ostrowski's. (In fact, the entire smell of O's reminds me of my father-in-law's house in Buffalo!)
I want to second that craziness at Ostrowski's (on Washington) before Easter. Best to get there as early as possible.