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New Polish market in Durham?

blueridge1 Apr 16, 2008 08:14 AM

Anyone heard of a new Polish market in Durham, I think I heard near RTP? I'd love to find it.

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  1. romansperson RE: blueridge1 Apr 18, 2008 05:23 AM

    Halgo Flowers and European Grocery


    Looks like they opened just before Christmas 2007.

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      brokegradstudent RE: blueridge1 Apr 18, 2008 06:49 AM

      I heard a radio ad last week for a Polish/Eastern European Deli and catering outfit with locations in Raleigh and Greensboro but can't seem to recall the name enough to get their website (something like Impreza?)

      I'm thinking of doing a smoked/cured meat field trip to Greensboro. Go here, to Giacomos

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        Chow Penguin RE: blueridge1 Apr 29, 2008 08:06 PM

        Yes. I've been there twice now. It's on the northern side of South Alston Avenue at the intersection of that and Highway 54. You can see it from that junction.

        I highly recommend the pierogis from Chicago. I think the brand name is Kasia's. They were excellent considering they are mass produced. Not only does Halgo sell Polish foods but they sell a wide selection of Eastern European foods and drinks. The Polish-American couple who run the place order stuff in at the customers request.

        1. romansperson RE: blueridge1 Apr 30, 2008 07:06 AM

          I went a couple weeks ago and picked up some pierogis, blintzes, potato pancakes and pickles. Everything we've tried so far has been good - the potato pancakes (Kasia's brand) were excellent. They also sell a line of Kasia's handmade pierogis as well as the mass-produced ones.

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            Shag Waits RE: romansperson May 1, 2008 08:36 AM

            Stopped by yesterday. Nice lady gave me an unsolicited slice of Polish ham. Good ham, good gesture. Bought some spinach, mushroom pierogies, Ukrainian borscht, and garlic kielbasa. Spinach pierogies were good, loaded with spinach; haven't tried mushroom yet. Borscht also good. Wasn't thrilled with the kielbasa as I was tasting it for the next few hours with each burp. I'll try a different sausage next time. I would love for this place to succeed, but the location is terrible. Their signage won't exactly attract would-be shoppers either.

          2. AreBe RE: blueridge1 Jun 18, 2008 02:50 AM

            Halgo is now serving two types of pierogis at lunchtime. The beef, while not 'traditional', were exceptionally tasty.

            1. FuzzyT RE: blueridge1 Jun 24, 2008 12:20 PM

              We just stopped in there coming back from lunch.

              They've got a really nice selection of deli and grocery items. Polish, primarily, with some other Eastern European oriented items mixed in. A nice deli case with meats and cheeses. Good looking selection of cured sausages. Dried and canned fishes, pickles, drinks, teas, fruit syrups, etc. available.

              The couple were very good hosts, giving us a nice tour of their store, including a taste of some ham and pierogi. Both were really good.

              They are open Tues - Sat, and till 6:30 at least on weekdays. I picked up a few items today, including some nice Russian tea, but the big plan is to drop by on the way home for deli and hot items.

              I'm adding a places link with some more contact information from their business card.

              Halgo Flowers & European Groceries
              4520 S Alston Ave, Durham, NC 27713

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                Shag Waits RE: FuzzyT Apr 2, 2009 10:28 AM

                Just stopped by today for a pickle loaf sandwich and it was the bomb. I love the quick toast they give it in the press. Also picked up some freshly made chrusciki, super light fried cookie twists flavored with vanilla and lemon, then dusted with powdered sugar. They're $8.50 for approximately 30. They, too, are the bomb. And wicked dangerous since I think I could eat all of them in one sitting. And they finally got a new sign. Halgo's has just officially made it into my lunch rotation.

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