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Pierogies in Paris?

corrinnecareens Mar 1, 2010 02:09 PM

I just spent the last two hours looking for the most sumptuous photo of bacon encrusted pierogies to use as my desktop wall paper. I have a thesis to write. I shouldn't even be on this site right now ...

I really miss the accessibility and affordability of ethic cuisine in Toronto.

Is there a Polish supermarket or deli in Paris? I hesitate to add 'restaurant' because anything that' is priced in the double digits is over my almost non-existent student budget.

Also craving cabbage rolls...

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    LisaPA RE: corrinnecareens Mar 1, 2010 03:16 PM

    Since David Lebovitz is one of my favorite sources, I searched his blog. A commenter wrote this: My favourite for atmosphere is right around the corner from you, David - Le Ravaillac at 10 rue du roi de sicile. It's delicious Polish food (pierogis to die for!) in an entirely candle-lit room. When you walk in, it looks like a dive, but the seating for the restaurant is upstairs and is lovely. And not too expensive either!

    Sounds like it's right up your alley. Having feasted on Polish food Saturday night myself, I can see why you're craving it!

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      John Talbott RE: LisaPA Mar 1, 2010 11:40 PM

      There is also a Polish church at the cnr of Duphot & Fbg St Honore (ND Assomption) that my Polish-French neighbor goes to functions at; I believe they serve food at times.

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        John Talbott RE: John Talbott Mar 4, 2010 07:48 AM

        Well, I finally at the afore-mentioned resto - La Crypte Polska.
        You can get 4 pierogies for 4€ no matter what their website says - http://www.crypte-polska.com/menu.htm...
        Pix at http://johntalbottsparis.typepad.com/...

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          Parigi RE: John Talbott Mar 4, 2010 08:03 AM

          You mean the church has a crypt-restaurant? Looks very funky.

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            John Talbott RE: Parigi Mar 4, 2010 08:43 AM

            Yah, it's funky and cool; was great fun.

    2. Parigi RE: corrinnecareens Mar 2, 2010 04:35 AM

      "Is there a Polish supermarket or deli in Paris?"

      I liked the Polish épiserie-charcuterie Monorek on 156 rue d'Oberkampf. But the last time I went by, the whoile building seems to be going through extensive something - tear-down or renovation or both.
      There is also the Polish food store La Petite Polonaise on 32 rue Bichat on the 10th, where my Polish friends go to stock up on their vodkas. -- must be a good sign, no?
      For a pierogis fix, there is Finkelsztajn. 27 Rue des Rosiers.

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        DeppityDawg RE: Parigi Mar 2, 2010 05:15 AM

        I know that they have pirozhki at Finkelsztajn, but pierogi? And I don't think they are particularly known for their "affordability"…

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          Parigi RE: DeppityDawg Mar 2, 2010 08:51 AM

          Now I am confused.
          pierogi are those white (or very light-colored) crescenty dumplings, no?
          And pirozhki are not white, not crescenty, not boiled or baked.
          I have seen both at Finkelsztajn, not sure if either is a regular offering.
          And if Finkelsztajn is not affordable, I scratch head.

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            Maximilien RE: Parigi Mar 2, 2010 09:37 AM

            they are different beasts; close, but not the same.

            pirozhki are baked/fried breads and pierogi are boiled dumplings.

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        corrinnecareens RE: corrinnecareens Mar 2, 2010 10:59 AM

        Thanks for all the suggestions. I am going to check out La Petite Pologne first because they might have frozen pierogies which are probably cheaper than fresh ones. Plus, they might carry kitschy collectible bicentennial Chopin chocolates...

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