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Polish or Hungarian Food in the Puget Sound Area?

Nicoara Nov 17, 2008 11:58 AM

I'm looking for a restaurant or restaurants that specialize in Polish food. I am in Tacoma, so I don't mind going north to Seattle or south to Olympia (or anywhere in between) to get there. I'm also on the lookout for Hungarian food, but I realize that's a pretty long shot. I have tried the Chicken Paprikás at the farmers market here, and that is quite good (but it's never quite as good as Mom's, is it?).

I am pretty open, so if there is a place that just has some Polish selections, that's okay with me.

Thanks a million!

  1. s
    Snapdragon Jan 26, 2010 07:21 PM

    Not really a restaurant, but worth checking out for Hungarian food: http://www.carpatiasausage.com/home

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    1. re: Snapdragon
      Pollo Jan 26, 2010 08:24 PM

      Have you tried their products?

      1. re: Pollo
        Bubbamike Jan 28, 2010 05:27 PM

        Yes, great sausage though more Balkan than pure Hungarian. Now the sausage maker that used to be on Western Avenue under the Ravenswood "L" station in Chicago, that was Hungarian. But middle European food is not in vogue so finding good examples isn't easy even in Chicago, least of all Seattle.

    2. c
      Chief Seattle Jan 25, 2010 03:06 PM

      It's more a deli/grocery store than a restaurant, but George's Delicatessan at 9th and Madison is awesome. Get the polish sausage and take it home to grill, or get a sandwich there.


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      1. re: Chief Seattle
        wallyz Jan 31, 2010 12:10 PM

        Seconded. Also the only source I have seen in Seattle for a bottled mead selection, if you are into that. Decent central European Wines, too. Some can be a great deal.

      2. c
        Chief Seattle Nov 18, 2008 07:56 PM


        George's Delicatessan at 9th and Madison has awesome polish sausage and is a pretty authentic Polish selections.

        1. terrier Nov 17, 2008 02:08 PM

          Dom Polski? http://www.polishhome.org/

          Dinners on Friday after 7pm, Sundays 1-4pm.

          1. Lets_eat Nov 17, 2008 01:55 PM

            The only Hungarian food within miles (besides my own kitchen):

            Budapest Bistro
            12926 Mukilteo Speedway

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            1. re: Lets_eat
              equinoise Nov 18, 2008 08:39 PM

              How is this place? From the 2004 Seattle Times review it looks sort of pan-Middle European, a la Danube Bistro in Bellevue.

              1. re: equinoise
                Lets_eat Nov 19, 2008 05:02 AM

                It is pure Hungarian and nothing else. That review may have been before the place changed owners - it used to be called Terezia's Hungarian Deli.

                Elizaveta runs a very small operation, with a handful of tables, and food is chosen from buffet-style hot trays. She makes home-made Hungarian hurka & kolbasz sausages, and has a variety of Hungarian products, from dried noodles to paprika and pickled peppers. The food is very authentic (I should know, I'm Hungarian), though she can get a bit heavy-handed with the salt. She also makes to-die-for traditional pastries.

                Stuffed cabbage, savory meat pancakes & gulyas, yum!

                1. re: Lets_eat
                  MillCreek Jan 26, 2010 05:04 AM

                  We ate there just last weekend. She has branched out to offering some German specialties as well. We both had a very very good wienerschnitzel with red cabbage and spaetzle for $ 11.

                  1. re: MillCreek
                    Lets_eat Jan 26, 2010 11:58 AM

                    Awesome...so the big question is: PORK or VEAL wienerschnitzel?

                    1. re: Lets_eat
                      MillCreek Jan 28, 2010 04:52 AM

                      Pork. Fork-tender and with a light crispy breading.

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