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figawi Mar 1, 2012 05:36 PM

Hey there

Chef from CT visiting NY next week for 5 days... I've decided to check out food related to my heritage. I know there's a huge Polish pop. in Greenpoint. Any suggestions for a self guided food tour?

Thanks

  1. Bob Martinez Mar 1, 2012 09:02 PM

    The food at Karczma on Greenpoint Avenue is worth checking out. I had a very good pork loin there recently.

    Pyza, a barebones place on Nassau Ave., has excellent goulash and chicken cutlets. If the pork goulash is offered as a special I'd definitely order it. The potato pancakes are very good as well.

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    Karczma
    136 Greenpoint Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11222

    Pyza
    118 Nassau Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11222

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    1. re: Bob Martinez
      Bob Martinez Mar 2, 2012 11:16 AM

      Just in terms of walking I'd start on Nassau Ave (between McGuinness and Manhattan Ave.), then walk down Manhattan Ave. all the way over to Greenpoint Ave. where Karczma is located. (Even if you don't eat at Karczma it has a very pleasant bar. After your walk you may be thirsty.

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      Karczma
      136 Greenpoint Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11222

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      Glendale is hungry Mar 2, 2012 06:46 AM

      ...And there's always Ridgewood - the other Greenpoint.

      Ciao,

      Glendale is hungry...

      Kreden's

      Krolewskie Jadlo

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      Kredens
      66-36 Fresh Pond Rd, Queens, NY 11385

      Krolewskie Jadlo
      66-21 Fresh Pond Rd, Queens, NY 11385

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        JonL Mar 2, 2012 06:50 AM

        I presume you are looking to sit & eat but for info regarding resources, this old discussion is packed with info:
        http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/349663

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          slhandler Mar 2, 2012 02:42 PM

          Don't miss out on Lomzynianka, and DEFINITELY get some potato pancakes for the table when you're there. They changed how I related to fried potatoes, and this is coming from a guy that really likes fried potatoes. Also, they serve a plate of heavenly dressed vegetables with your entree - cabbage, carrots, etc. It's like a tasting menu that's included in the price of your stew. Really good stuff.

          http://www.lomzynianka.com/

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          Lomzynianka
          646 Manhattan Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11222

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            rschwim Mar 2, 2012 03:01 PM

            And white borscht... While I'm here does anybody prefer other Greenpoint places for white borscht over Lomzynianka? I had it a long time ago at Relax but they only have it maybe 2 days a week... I do remember I liked the broth better at Relax (maybe...a long time ago) and the kielbasa better at the other

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              skowl Mar 6, 2012 09:08 AM

              Karczma has a fantastic, tangy white borscht served in a bread bowl. The borscht comes with 1/2 a boiled egg and some hunks of kielbasa on top. AND you get a side of mashed potatoes with bacon chunks for further garnishing. I believe it will run you only $3.50. The pickle soup is also recommended.

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              Karczma
              136 Greenpoint Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11222

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            Mike R. Mar 2, 2012 07:19 PM

            For a buck a pound, you'd miss a delectable piece of Polish blood sausage if you don't visit Polam Market on McGuiness Blvd. - near Greenpoint Avenue. Just another "tour" stop.

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            Polam International
            276 McGuinness Blvd, Brooklyn, NY 11222

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