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Where to buy good Kielbasa in DC?

sashab10 Apr 8, 2009 07:08 AM

I'm gearing up for Orthodox Easter and am in need of good kielbasa for the baskets... I'm from NYC originially and used to have FANTASTIC butchers, but you don't seem to trip across them down here as you do up there... any place I can go?

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    Steve RE: sashab10 Apr 8, 2009 07:11 AM

    Stachowski Brand Charcuterie, 202-413-7355; stachowski@gmail.com.

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      dagmar RE: sashab10 Apr 8, 2009 09:51 AM

      Kielbasa Factory in Rockville
      It's like stepping into Steve's or Adam's markets in back in Greenpoint.

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        Ellen RE: dagmar Apr 8, 2009 06:39 PM

        Despite the name, they get theirs from Chicago last time I checked. Compared to places in Philly or NY or NJ, it's quite a let down. There are a number of places in Baltimore near Fells Point that are supposed to have good Polish everything. A few good articles about where to go can be found via Google search.

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          DanielK RE: Ellen Apr 8, 2009 07:55 PM

          Actually, two months ago Kielbasa Factory started carrying the Stachowski brand fresh kielbasa, so the thread comes full circle!!

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            LuLuBlaubugunder RE: DanielK Apr 8, 2009 10:28 PM

            take the train to Bmore if you can: the best BEST BEST is Ostrowsky's of Bank St.
            my dad's side is Polish, this is the only place they will buy from, save make their own. I compare it to everything i've had.

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              Chippewa29 RE: LuLuBlaubugunder Apr 9, 2009 09:15 AM

              Still prefer Krakus Deli for my fresh & smoked kielbasa here in Baltimore:

              They now have a website and ship http://www.krakusdelibaltimore.com/

      2. monavano RE: sashab10 Apr 9, 2009 06:48 AM

        Does Ostrowsky's have a current website? Does anyone know the hours?
        Also......just been doing some Googling........are there two locations?? Bank St. and Washington St.??

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          Hal Laurent RE: monavano Apr 9, 2009 04:25 PM

          The Bank St. and Washington St. Ostrowski's are not related, except in name.

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            monavano RE: Hal Laurent Apr 10, 2009 09:35 AM

            Interesting. I read something about the brothers having a falling out of sorts, hence the two separate stores. Hmm.

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              BaltimoreJaxs RE: monavano Apr 10, 2009 09:50 AM

              The two stores are related(brothers), but there is an old family feud. Both place are good, the one on Washington street has been used by my family for years.
              You may also find that some of the locals supermarkets in Baltimore carry Polish Sausage in the store, so you can avoid the whole single store crush.
              The local Mars supermarket, or Santoni Supermarket, I have also found it in Giant, and in Safeway. Maybe you can make arequest from your butcher next holiday. Give a couple weeks notice.

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                monavano RE: BaltimoreJaxs Apr 10, 2009 10:31 AM

                Thanks so much for the information!

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                  sashab10 RE: monavano Apr 10, 2009 11:04 AM

                  Thanks to all! This is great :-)

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