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Best Authentic Polish Food in Town?

malgosia Jun 5, 2007 09:56 AM

I am a Polish-American NYer living in LA, and coming back home for a short trip in June and hankering for the best authentic polish food I can find in town. Been away from NY for 7 years and lost all my foodie contacts.

Where would you send me for delectable pierogis, stuffed cabbage, pickle soup and the like . . .

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    Rodrigo Jun 5, 2007 11:43 AM

    The most authentic Polish meal I've had was served up at Lomzynianka located at
    646 Manhattan Ave in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.


    I had a delicious mushroom soup and the Polish platter which had delicious perogies, keilbasa, and other delicacies. The decor consists of plastic tablecloths and 80s music drifting in from the kitchen. The prices are more than reasonable and the food is plentiful.

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    1. re: Rodrigo
      wleatherette Jun 5, 2007 11:49 AM

      lomzynianka is a neighborhood favorite. i also like the polska restaurajca (on greenpoint ave btw manhattan and franklin) and old poland on the corner of nassau and (i think) russell. in manhattan, i like little poland on 2nd avenue.

      1. re: wleatherette
        eade Jun 5, 2007 02:39 PM

        In this classic post, "Ballulah" recommends Cafe Relax in Greenpoint on Newell just off Nassau, one block beyond McGuinness:


        It's not clear if she thinks this is the best of the best though, a post on that topic from her would be greatly appreciated.

    2. hatless Jun 5, 2007 11:18 AM

      I was out of the city for a similar amount of time and haven't had any Polish since getting back this winter. I've been too preoccupied with Bosnian, Indo-Pak, Thai and Brazilian (and paying rent that's double what it was) so far.

      I'd just go into one of the better butcher shops or bakeries in Greenpoint and ask (in Polish) for a rec. We were walking around there over the weekend and as much as it's continuing to gentrify, it's still very much a Polish neighborhood.

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        bobjbkln Jun 5, 2007 11:37 AM


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        Phantastic Jun 5, 2007 10:57 AM

        I'm not an expert but the Polish Place, on the corner of Corsen and Daniel Low Terrace (just off Victory about a 13 minute walk from the ferry) is very good. The bigos is delicious, so that's a good start towards authenticity.

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          nokitsch Jun 5, 2007 10:20 AM

          Teresa's on Montegue St. in Brooklyn Heights is my favorite. Cheap and delicious - everything you mentioned and more. I can't help but snigger at all the xenophobes who go there to get burgers. Why do they bother?

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          1. re: nokitsch
            malgosia Jun 5, 2007 10:47 AM

            Been to Teresa's and find them OK, but definitely not authentic homemade style pierogis, and they don't offer any range of polish food. They are a great cheap eat for Polish-American dishes. Any other suggestions?

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