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Oct 11, 2009 11:33 AM

Cabbage Rolls.... Where are the good ones

Does anyone know where in the Calgary area I can get really good Ukrainian or Polish cabbage rolls?


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  1. Sorry no I don't but does Polish cabbage rolls have tomato soup or tomatoes in the pan? My friend says she thinks her family uses the soup (makes it orange) but I never had it like that before as ours was red from tomatoes I believe.

    1. This sounds crazy, but M&M's sells fantastic cabbage rolls. I would not steer you wrong as I am very picky about food. I first tasted them at a potluck; everyone was raving and asking for the recipe. The lady who brought them told us that she would let us in on her secret. We bent forward eagerly to hear this secret. She whispered: M&M's. I'm sure they must be hand rolled; just thaw very slightly to put in a baking dish and bake as instructed. Trust me, no one will be the wiser.

      If you don't want to buy them from M&M's you can get the cabbage rolls from Saucy Ladies, they are excellent. I buy mine at Amaranth. You can get Troika brand from Safeway, and they are ok too.

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      1. re: sweeterpea

        Heritage Deli at 1912 37 Street SW has excellent cabbage rolls. You can dine in or take out.

        1. re: sweeterpea

          I have to agree...somewhat surprising M & M's are very good. Another excellent spot is Margarita's at the Calgary Farmers' Market at Currie Barracks (unfortunately, only open Fri/Sat & Sun). I would also steer away from Edelweiss....I found theirs to be very sad.

        2. Heritage deli was mentioned to me at ThanksDinner earlier this eve...

          I like light cabbage rolls,... mostly rice with bits of bacon and onion ,... fluffier than m&m's which are kinda heavy to my preference,... I used to get pretty good ones from Vic's on Pembina Hwy in Winnipeg
          Re: Tomato soup or tomatos..... mostly I've had with a tomato sauce, tomatos are also good,... dunno if that's polish or not!

          1. Sobey's carried a local frozen brand from Edmonton that were fantastic. I can't remember what it was but I'll look next time I'm there and let you know. They were very good for frozen.

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            1. re: beggsy

              Thanks beggsy,... love to know and try'em....

              1. re: jerrywes

                Troika are the brand that are traditionally mostly rice. They are made in Edmonton, I think that's what beggsy is referring to.

                1. re: sweeterpea

                  Those are the ones.. and yes, they are mostly rice. Thx.

            2. Ukranian Fine Foods at Crossroads Market. They're excellent.. But if you get the buckwheat ones, don't stray too far from home the next day.