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Mar 17, 2010 11:51 AM

Where to buy all-natural kielbasa

I used to be able to get a nitrate-free pork (or was it beef?) kielbasa at Trader Joes, but lately they've only had turkey kielbasa or none at all. The non-turkey kind is so much better, though! I found a turkey version again recently at MOM's, but I miss the high-fat stuff. :-) Anyone seen this at another store? I'm in Laurel but might just be willing to drive a bit to have something special for when we have family in town.

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    1. re: hon

      yep, I have Polish in-laws, they drive 3 hours to buy at Ostrowski's. Damn its good!

    2. I don't know if it's nitrate-free but their stuff is good:

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      1. re: chaofun

        The fresh kielbasa at Kielbasa Factory is actually made by Jamie Stachowski...

        1. re: chaofun

          Cottonmama must have been reading my mind, I was just wondering where to get decent fresh kielbasa like my family used to get in Cleveland. I'm not a fan of Ostrowski's, it's not as lean as what we used to buy. I'll check out the Kielbasa Factory, but if anyone knows of a place closer to Baltimore, please chime in.

          1. re: ivysmom

            If you can wait a few weeks Truck Patch Farms at the JFX Farmer's Market has very good kielbasa. Youll have to wait until they open on the first weekend in May though.

            1. re: ivysmom

              Try Krakus Deli on Fleet Street: We especially love the smoked hunter sausage and also the Polish Ham Sausage. Hours, Address and Directions are on the website:


              Krakus Deli
              1737 Fleet St, Baltimore, MD 21231

              1. re: Chippewa29

                also Sophie's in the Fells Point market has a great selection of sausages, love the Kabanosy!