Kolbassa in TO
- Otonabee May 5, 2003 03:55 PM
I am hoping people can help me with this one... I am looking for recommendations on where to buy really good Polish Kolbassa. Sadly, I find that the widely marketed varieties are not bad but definately leave room for improvement.
There is a great Polish Deli on Lakeshore just west of Islington on the south side. It's called (I think) "Fine Bakery". Lots of great Polish products, awesome cabbage rolls and about 8 different types of Kolbassa.
As the bulk of their customers are Polish speaking, I figured it would have authentic products.
Try the one with Garlic...it's to die for!!
There is definitely a Super Kolbasa on Roncey, and their kolbasas are quite good. But, when you're in, check out the cabbage/sauerkraut pastries with caraway seeds. After twenty years on Roncey, I hadn't encountered those before -- they're great!
Warmia Deli, further north on the street [just south of Fat Cat], has great smoked sausages generally -- try the Kabanosi, or Krakowska -- they're available in fresh and dried styles.
Well it looks like Bloor West Village is the place to go.
My vote goes out to Kingsway Meats. BWV just east of Jane. I think it's at Wyndamere.
My family has been buying from them (Their family) since my dad was a boy.
The Sausage King, south St Lawrence Market (west side, just before the Carousel) - hammy, smoky, lean, house-made, not bought-in.
Any from Wisla (Polish plaza) delicatessens - Dixie & Burnhamthorpe, Mississauga.
Sikorski's, available at Highland Farms.