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maisonbistro Apr 24, 2009 04:12 PM

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.

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  1. kpzoo RE: maisonbistro Apr 24, 2009 04:24 PM

    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

    1. anachemia RE: maisonbistro Apr 24, 2009 05:11 PM

      Thanks so much MB and kpzoo! I've been looking forward to this thing for a while!

      My husband's currently fighting off a cold but I'm gonna try to get over there and check it out! If I can make it on Saturday I'll try to post back here afterwards.

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        maisonbistro RE: anachemia Apr 24, 2009 06:09 PM

        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.

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        moh RE: maisonbistro Apr 24, 2009 06:29 PM

        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.

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          devilishlyj RE: maisonbistro Apr 25, 2009 06:18 PM

          If the weather holds up for tomorrow I think hubby and I will be heading over, I love packi and he loves pierogis, perfect combo for us :)

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            lagatta RE: maisonbistro Nov 13, 2009 05:29 AM

            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.

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              devilishlyj RE: lagatta Nov 13, 2009 12:09 PM

              Oh wow, I'm going to have to hit the Hungarian one for sure!

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                lagatta RE: devilishlyj Nov 14, 2009 01:16 PM

                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.

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                  fredmir RE: lagatta Nov 14, 2009 06:15 PM

                  Sausage`s at the Hungarian church go on sale Dec 2

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                    fredmir RE: fredmir Nov 14, 2009 06:21 PM

                    OPPS Sausage`s at the Hungarian church go on sale Dec 5 not Dec 2

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                Shattered RE: lagatta Dec 4, 2009 12:24 PM

                One of the Ukrainian bazaars is this Sunday:

                Ukrainian Christmas bazaar, sponsored by the Ukrainian Women’s Auxiliary of the Ukrainian Youth Association of Quebec, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., 3270 Beaubien St. E. Baked goods, handicrafts, decorations, used books. Lunch.

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                  bigfellow RE: Shattered Dec 4, 2009 12:37 PM

                  Clinton Hughes who is a local chef and his fine wife to be are selling their jams, jellies and baked goods there. I really like his red pepper and hot pepper jellies!

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                Shattered RE: maisonbistro Feb 25, 2010 08:50 AM

                This year`s dates:

                April 24,25. Committee for Relief for Polish Children's Fête Polonaise. Sat., 9 a.m.- 6 p.m., Sun., 9 a.m.-5 p.m., St. Antonin Church, 5361 Snowdon Ave., Snowdon métro. Featuring jewellery, folk art, books, Polish dishes and more. 514-489-6010, 514 983-7353.

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                  lagatta RE: maisonbistro Sep 19, 2010 05:21 PM

                  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.

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                    Shattered RE: maisonbistro Apr 20, 2012 05:51 AM

                    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,
                    mhsinternational@sympatico.ca.

                    1. kpzoo RE: maisonbistro Nov 3, 2012 09:12 AM

                      The famous Polish bazaar is this weekend:

                      St. Antonin Church - Nov. 3-4, 2012
                      5361 Snowdon
                      9 am-5 pm.

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