New Polish Deli/Market in Woodside
- Justpaula May 17, 2012 11:13 AM
I was surprised to see that a Polish place was opening up in my neighborhood, but mildly excited, even though I know nothing about Polish food. I stopped in the other day. It was immaculately clean. I did have to wait a while to be attended to, even though I was the only person in the store, but she seemed to be unpacking a delivery and I wasn't in a hurry. They had a large assortment of cold cut type meats and cheeses. Many different types of hams, it seemed. They had about twelve sorts of sausages, kielbasa, etc. Light ones, dark ones, with names like "Hunter" and "Wedding" and some not named at all, but I fairly randomly picked three. I also took home two packages of pirogies. They are not their own, but produced by W.H. Foods in Greenpoint. All was very tasty. I *really* enjoyed their stuffed cabbage - although, I thought it was weird that I had to ask if there was a sauce - because there was a sauce. I haven't had decent stuffed cabbage in a while, but this really hit the spot. They also had some fried, breaded pork cutlets, a few kinds of soups and a some other things that you can take home if you don't feel like cooking. There were some baked goods, sadly no babka when I was there, but I bought an apple cake (sold by the pound) that was very good. They have a fridge in the back and walls lined with what may be every single packaged product made in Poland (and perhaps a few other Easter European countries). Most of them did not even have English printed on the packages which makes it more interesting. I just bought some aloe and lime keffir yogurt for my son. It looked different than the usual flavors. He is only two, but he approved of it whole-heartedly. :)
Anyway, it is right at 61st & Woodside Ave., next to the Rite-Aid. I am sorry, but I actually did not catch the name. For those people that live near these parts and don't have a place for Polish goodies, closer than Greenpoint or Middle Village/Maspeth,, you may want to check it out.