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Aug 12, 2013 10:28 PM

Where can I buy the most authentic kielbasa in chicago?

Where is the best authentic polish butcher that makes an outstanding polish, very garlicky, kielbasa?

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  1. Andy's Deli on the northwest side of Chicago is a standout.
    Sometimes there is a line and some of the other customers can be aggressive (they grew up waiting in line for meat in the Old Country!). Also, with some of the clerks there is a bit of a language barrier, but ask for something with lots of garlic and you should be understood.
    Stick to your guns and you will be rewarded.

    1. gene's ( ??eugenes"s) sausage shop---about 5000 west +- on belmont
      bobaks --they have a plant and outlet on archer near midway airport
      gene's also has a sort of relted--yuppieish outlet on lincoln ave near lawrence---it's pretty good but not like the original

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      1. re: joeljcj2

        Yeah Gene's on Belmont is like Willy Wonka's for cured meat lovers. A whole wall of tasty kielbasas for cheap prices. Their fresh meat is well-priced too. I've seen chicken drumsticks for 69 cents a pound there.

        Another one is Endy's Deli at 3055 North Milwaukee Avenue. A bit smaller selection, but the location is more central and convenient. But honestly any Polish Deli on the northwest side will have what you seek.