For all those who were asking awhile back - it's happening this weekend - you can get your kielbasa from Mish and fresh Packi (only plum ones if I recall) in one place. IMO the Rosemont ones are usually better than the Wawel ones.
If you like tripe, stay and have a bowl of flacki - if that's not your thing then the pierogis are usually very good - and it's all homemade and all proceeds are for a good cause.
It's the church on Snowdon ave, one block west of Decarie.
Cool, thanks for the heads-up! I found some more deets re: hrs. etc.
Polish folk dancing, woo-hoo!
The Committee for Relief to Polish Children invites you to Polish Bazaar: Saturday April 25, from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM and Sunday, April 26, from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM at the Saint Antonin Church, 5361, avenue Snowdon, metro Snowdon. Featuring: jewellery, amber, folk art, books, CD, cosmetics, various articles, hot Polish dishes, Polish folk dances.
Info 514 489-6010
Yeah, ummm, I feel I should just warn people that if they're heading out for stuff other than the food - don't. It's not exactly, well, noteworthy. But the homemade foods and the charcuterie stalls are good. I am polish myself, so I fell I can be honest. Many moons ago, it used to be a treasure trove of interesting items - now, not so much.
I ate at this event last year, it was awesome! Thanks Maisonbistro for the head's up!
The tripe soup was awesome, very filling and very tasty. I gorged on sausage and pierogi and donuts and various tortes. Very delicious home-style cooking.
I recommend you don't bike there. The bike back after the feasting was very tough.
I just wanted to point out that the autumnal edition of the Polish Bazaar is taking place this weekend:
Polish bazaar, Nov 14 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Nov. 15 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. held by the Committee for Relief to Polish Children at St. Antonin Church, 5361 Snowdon Ave.
Nor is it the only food-centric bazaar this weekend. I believe the Christmas bazaar at Hungarian United Church is the one with homemade egg noodles and wonderful sausages, but you could phone: Christmas bazaar, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Nov. 15 (same hours) held by the Fellowship Circle at Hungarian United Church (corner L’Acadie Blvd. and Jean Talon St. )
And there is Egyptian food at St Mark's Coptic Church in Villeray: Bazaar, Nov 14, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Nov. 15 from 1 to 5 p.m. at St. Mark Coptic Orthodox Church, 1510 Everett St.
You'll find more at the Montreal Gazette's "It's a date" column. I have only posted bazaar listings that I know are worthy in terms of food, whether food to eat on the spot or foods to take away (all these places have both).
Looking at the list I suspect there are others, and of course many bazaars in more francophone areas (but that are multiethnic) don't make the Gazette listings.
I got to the Hungarian bazaar - bought some lovely egg noodles (there were also tortes and cakes) but this year no sausages to buy and take away - only sausages for lunch, along with goulash, palatcinka (sp? - crèpes) and other foods. I left quickly as the weather was going to turn. Too much work to get to the Coptic bazaar, and no time to spend going to NDG for the Polish one.
We should keep on top of such events, as there is some very good food to be had, in congenial surroundings.
This thread seems to have gone beyond the well-deserved fame of the Polish bazaar to other food-centric bazaars. The annual bazaar of the St Nicholat Antiochian Orthodox Church (mostly Lebanese and Syrian faithful) is coming up very soon.
Saturday 2 Oct and Sunday 3 Oct. Saturday: 9 am to 6 pm - Sunday from 12 noon to 5 pm.
In terms of the food aspects, there are homemade baked goods, but also foods donated by many Middle Eastern businesses - yummy takeaway at a very good price. Also jams and preserves. Moreover, there is a bbq, outdoors if weather permits, with lovely grilled foods.
Bazaar St-Nicholas, 80 de Castelnau E. corner St-Dominique métro Castelnau (also not far from Jean-Talon) or bus 55 north corner Castelnau.
It's on this weekend!
April 21, 22 Fête Polonaise, benefiting
Committee for Relief for Polish
Children and seniors with disabilities.
9 a.m.- 5 p.m., St. Antonin Church,
5361, Snowdon Ave., Snowdon
métro station. Amber and handmade
jewellery, folk art, books, cosmetics,
hot and cold traditional dishes and
more. President, 514-489-6010,
marketing 514 983-7353,