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Polish deli, Route 37, Toms River

Jerseygirl111 Dec 21, 2011 11:31 PM

Has anyone been in the new Polish deli that recently opened in the strip mall on Rt 37? It's near the MRI place that used to house a pizza place, maybe La Famiglia and the old Pepperidge Farm outlet store? Near Mule Rd...anyone?

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  1. chefMD RE: Jerseygirl111 Dec 22, 2011 07:14 AM

    it's in the same mall as el familiar and ja rock.... spent about $50 in 5 minutes. multiple keibasa, great breads, multiple blood wursts, head cheese and many other goodies

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      Quine RE: chefMD Dec 22, 2011 10:01 AM

      But that strip mall is on Rt 166, (Stella Towne Ctr. 1246 Rte. 166 (Hilltop Rd.) Toms River, NJ 08753) so if this one is on Rt 37 It must be a new and different one.

      But YES!! the one on Rt 166 is great! She used to be on Rt 9 in Lakewood (just past the Parkway overpass) Great place for Polish meat products (Bacon!!!) and breads.

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        Quine RE: chefMD Dec 22, 2011 10:05 AM

        And I did look at a map of TR Mule road does cross Rt 37 on the hospital (Walmart BJs )side of Rt 37. So now am very confused if this is a new place or not.

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          Jerseygirl111 RE: Quine Dec 22, 2011 01:28 PM

          No, this is a different deli. The one you reference is by Il Giardinello on Rt 166. . This one is on Rt 37 on the eastbound side about 1/4 mile from BJ's.

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            Quine RE: Jerseygirl111 Dec 22, 2011 02:14 PM

            I thought so. I know the Rt 166 one is great but the Rt 37 one I haven't seen yet. We elect you to go. :-) I live down in Manahawkin.

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              Jerseygirl111 RE: Quine Dec 22, 2011 11:44 PM

              Oh boy, how did this happen... Where the heck is Tapas when I need him? I will try to go next week.

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                Tapas52 RE: Jerseygirl111 Dec 23, 2011 07:55 AM

                The Polish Deli is on rt 37 in Toms River next to Pepperidge farms in a strip mall.....with Full House Chinese Take out.......my Polish friends sources tell me its just ok & the first time owners are lacking in experience & authenticity compared to the one mentioned above in Stella Town Plaza on rt 166....more to come....

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                  Jerseygirl111 RE: Tapas52 Dec 23, 2011 03:42 PM

                  Woohoo! I knew you'd come through for me! Thanks Tapas, disappointing to hear but good to know...you're the best!

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                    Tapas52 RE: Jerseygirl111 Dec 24, 2011 04:04 PM

                    Jerseygirl 111 your very welcome.......... for great Polish fare try South River NJ Polonia, or Krakowiak Restaurants....

                    Merry Xmas!!

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        lividbeez RE: Jerseygirl111 Jan 13, 2012 05:26 AM

        Hi there,

        I know I'm a little late on this one but I have actually been to this deli several times. They aren't bad for my purposes, however, there is a lot they don't offer. I like their standard kielbasa much better than Lucia's. However, they have many different varieties and their garlic one is not great. Lucia's offers a lot more homemade products but I don't usually buy any of them anyway (I make my own sauerkraut and peirogies, stuffed cabbage etc.). This place has a large meat case, and I understand that most of their meats are pretty good but I haven't tried most of them. Lucia's has a better selection but they are pricier by far, so it could be worth checking out this place for meats.

        The new deli does not make their own peirogies (or much else), which surprised me....so I asked them about it. They said that they plan to start making their own, as well as many other products in the future but they are not able to right now as they get everything set up. So for now....I buy my kielbasa there (about two dollars and change a pound, which means the equivalent of a ring at Lucia's (cost of anywhere from 12-20 dollars) for about 5 to six dollars). When I need anything else, such as when I bought lekwar for Christmas cookies, I go to Lucia's. We shall see what the future brings for the new deli though.

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          Jerseygirl111 RE: lividbeez Jan 13, 2012 11:49 PM

          Thanks for the update!


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            FWeats RE: lividbeez Jul 15, 2012 12:01 PM

            Went last week and was pleasantly surprised. I like Luisa's too and they compliment each other. Lusia makes some of her own cold cuts especially the excellent roast pork. Her stuffed cabbage and stuffed pepper are also excellent.
            The Polish deli has better kielbasy and homemade pirogi. Luisa's pirogi tends to fall apart in preparation.Prices are significantly lower at the Polish deli. I suspect that they both get most of their meats from Chicago.

            For the best Polish food anywhere go to Adam's in Wallington. Been there for 100 years and everything the make is terrific. Best kielbasy anywhere

            For excellent all homemade

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              lividbeez RE: FWeats Jul 15, 2012 06:54 PM

              I am a fan of the new polish deli for their low prices and I like their kielbasa better than lucias. I generally make basically everything else myself in terms of saurkraut, stuffed cabbage and peppers. Although I generally also make my own pierogi as well...I have never had a problem with lucia's and do actually like them. The polish deli doesn't sell homemade pierogi, they sell a packaged pierogi that in my opinion isn't even as good as mrs t's.

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                FWeats RE: lividbeez Jul 16, 2012 09:16 AM

                My wife also makes stuffed cabbage and pirogi but it's alot of work. thePolish deli did have home made pirogi at 7$ a dozen and it was excellent. I also avoid the packaged stuff because it is never good. Do you know where both places get their kielbasy?. I suspect Ray's or another of the Chicago places but hesitate to ask. The home made pirogi was limited , only potato and cheese,bluberry and sauerkraut.

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                  FWeats RE: lividbeez Aug 4, 2012 10:17 AM

                  Hungarian salimi $16.99 at Luisa and $8.99 at Polish Deli. He gets his kielbasa from Pulaski and from some place in NYC. Lowest prices anywhere.

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                    FWeats RE: lividbeez Sep 2, 2012 08:03 AM

                    Piast in Garfield. Has an excellent website and great online ordering. I just ordered 7 different kinds of their home made kelbasa ,3 diferent kinds of pirogi. Spare ribs and Polish rye. Prices are rock bottom and quality top notch. Far superior to the local places.

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                arpad RE: Jerseygirl111 Sep 2, 2012 08:49 AM


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                  FWeats RE: arpad Sep 2, 2012 11:39 AM

                  Great site, Thanks

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