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Nov 8, 2012 06:24 AM

Ziach Polish Foods

I definitely thought this place warranted its own thread. Being of Polish descent, I've been meaning to check this place out for quite some time. Finally headed over there yesterday. After perusing the somewhat sparse shelves and picking up a few jars of pickles and mustards, I headed back to the freezer case where a good ten different varieties of pierogi’s and dumplings are. I pick up three different kinds (meat, sauerkraut and mushroom). These are defrosting as we speak and I can’t wait to tear into ‘em. The real star of this place, though, is the meat counter. Whoa. I was the only guy in the place and the clerk was a young, chatty guy. I left the place almost full after all the samples this kid gave me. Some of the real gems were: the Moscow ham, which is fatty and silky smooth and studded with garlic; the smoked juniper sausage, which I was afraid I wouldn't care for, but the subtle sweetness worked beautifully to cut the smoke and richness; they had some great, long snack sausages that will be a real treat in the deer stand this weekend; and the smoked garlic Polish sausage I cooked up last night was pure meat bliss. They were out of their sauerkraut and pickles, which I can’t wait to try. I’ll also be picking up their bacon pate because, well, it’s called bacon pate. The kid said it’s basically just lard and perfect to eat while drinking to prevent a hangover. I’m sold. He also told me that every Friday, one of the guys drives over to Chicago and back to fill their stock. All my life, I’ve been hearing Polish people say that Chicago has the best meat, but now I’m actually starting to believe them. Have you been here? What are your thoughts?

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  1. Here's the address and Yelp url:

    1625 Washington St. NE
    Minneapolis, MN 55413

    1. Thanks for this post! I am always looking for pierogi options, especially in sauerkraut!

      1. Mrs. FH and I have been to Ziach's often. We've had various versions of the kielbasa, the "gypsy bacon", which is an incredibly low fat, very lightly smoked bacon (my guess), and some other meats. All great taste at a low price.

        Their shelf selections were great too. Options you don't find on normal grocery shelves. Overall, Ziach is a fantastic addition to the multi-cultural foos scene we have here.

        1. Wanting to put this thread at the top- just stopped into Ziach's (pronounced Jaques) this weekend. Did you know they are open on Sunday 10-3?! Got some smoked kielbasa for the grill, some krakowska lunchmeat, white farmer cheese, pickles, chocolates, paczki (yes, still!) and it was under $30. What a deal! Do yourself a favor and stop in- grab some meats, pickles, soup mix, etc. Try the Cracovia Kartuskie Pickles- they are like bread and butter gerkins. So good!
          Tue - Fri: 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
          Sat: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
          Sun: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
          1625 Washington St. NE,
          Minneapolis, MN 55413

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          1. re: daniellempls

            Paczki in May?!?!? Oh, be still my beating heart! I have GOT to go to Ziach's.

            1. re: AnneInMpls

              Really- I got prune and apricot. They were a little hard, but 15 seconds in the micro before eating them and mmmmmm. Ziach has a facebook page where they post up to date info.