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May 3, 2008 07:04 PM

Lithuanian Meat Stores in Brooklyn?

My father used to get the best kielbasa from a Lithuanian meat store in Greenpoint. He is long gone and I have yet to find fresh kielbasa that comapres. There is a difference between how the Poles and Lithuanians make their kielbasa, it has something to do with mustard seed maybe, but I don't remember. However, does ANYone know of a Lithuanian meat store in Greenpoint, or ANYwhere in NY?

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  1. Try contacting them. They can probably assist you.
    Good luck! :-}

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    1. re: Tay

      Thank you for the info! This is a new one to me, I appreciate your reply.

      1. re: eldora20smoke

        A pleasure :-} When I cannot locate some dish/ingredient I usually try to find a community site or a Chuch that is populated by people from the country of the food I'm interested in trying/purchasing. I've always come away with the information I've needed. II've found if all else fails, the local priest/minister/Rabbi, will always be a great resource.
        I hope you find that which you seek :-}

    2. Hi eldora20smoke. Did you find the Lithuanian meet store after all? I'd appreciate if you share the info with me. I'm formerly from Lithuania and can't find any authentic lithuanian food anywhere in New York.

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      1. re: yuraasup

        Yeah, I'd love to hear. There used to be a place near the big Lithuanian church in Williamsburg, but that closed about 5-6 years ago. I know there's a Lithuanian bakery out in New Jersey - Eagle sometimes carries their bread. (Which is outstanding, BTW. My grandfather grew up on the hard rye, which he refers to a "hunky bread".)

        1. Hi eldora20smoke,

          In a very cool modern building in the hinterlands of Maspeth Queens, there is an active Lithuanian church.

          I suggest calling them for ideas (and check out the building sometime—it's fabulous!—though you'll need either a car or a comprehensive MTA bus map to get there).

          Good luck!


          Glendale is hungry...

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          1. re: Glendale is hungry

            Hi Glendale is hungry and others,

            I thank you so much for your suggestions! Here it is a few years later and I'm still looking! LOL I am going on a foot search next week and I'll let you know what I come up with! I know the Transfiguration church well, as I attended Mass there as a child... will check there as well.

            Happy Thanksgiving!

          2. Still no luck. Contacted Lithuanian church and schools.... was pointed to Russian and Polish stores.... sadly was told that there is no place in NY to get authentic Lithuanian kielbasa. :-(

            I can't believe I've been at this for ... how long???????

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            1. re: eldora20smoke

              The Avenue Bar and Grill (71-22 Myrtle Ave., Glendale, Queens) serves a Lithuanian brunch on the final Sunday of the month. Not every month, however; call ahead to be sure. Menu items include koldunai, kugelis, cepelinai, and desreles, the last being the sausages in question. I don't know if they're available locally or are brought in from some distant realm; the owners of The Avenue are, I believe, also owners of a travel agency.

              Dave Cook