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Desperately seeking dried Polish mushrooms

graciesquare Nov 11, 2008 06:16 PM

I'm probably breaking some rule by posting this request on a number of boards but as the title says, I'm desperate! My mother has been making barley & mushroom soup for Thanksgiving dinner for probably more than 50 years & this is the first year she can't find dried Polish mushrooms, which she insists must be on a string. Anyone know where we can find them, preferably in Manhattan or northern NJ? But if we have to go further, we will!

  1. Asumnuthin Nov 17, 2008 05:21 AM

    absolutely ANYWHERE in Greenpoint, just take the G to greenpoint ave there are a number of specialy shops up and down manhattan ave, FYI many are cash only

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      fourunder Nov 19, 2008 05:00 AM

      New Jersey has an area known as Poland on the Passaic(River). The towns it consists of are:


      There are many food places along the River Drive Route easily accessible off Interstate Route 80 if you are coming off of the GWB or State Highway Route 3/21 if you are coming from the Lincoln Tunnel.

      For shopping, there is a place called Piast Provisions. They have the largest market shopping for Polish goods that I know of...and they have a great prepared foods counter where everything is around $6.00 for a Meat, Potatoes and Vegetable meal. The delicatessen and butcher are also outstanding. I like to think of it as a Palace for Pork.



      There is also another place in Garfield, not far from Piast called the Golden Eagle on Lanza Avenue. The place is not as nice as Piast , but my Polish friends tell me they like the prepared foods better there, however I cannot agree with them on that view. Golden Eagle also has a grocery shopping available as well, albeit much smaller.

      After your shopping, you can stop at The Royal Warsaw Restaurant in Elmwood Park for a very pleasant and reasonable meal in a clean/smart environment. I recommend the Steak Tartare.


      1. clairetraas Nov 21, 2008 10:50 PM

        Definitely try Pulaski's Meat Market on Wood Ave. in the Polish section of Linden, NJ. They have a nice assortment of Polish groceries and I'm certain I've seen the dried mushrooms on a string there before.

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          graciesquare Feb 11, 2009 05:43 AM

          A very belated thank-you for the leads on where to find Polish mushrooms. We didn't find them before Thanksgiving. A few places we contacted told us, "They're on the boat." But my mom has found them since.

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