Pierogies in Paris?
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...
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!
"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.
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.
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...