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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.

Any suggestions?

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    Peter May 6, 2003 10:31 AM

    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!!

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      Roma May 6, 2003 06:42 PM

      Super Kobassa is a small but great Polish deli at Burnhamthorpe and Cawthra in Mississauga. There are quite a few in the Roncesvalles Village in the west end. Bloor West Village has a Ukrainian deli called Durie Meats. They all have good deli meats.

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        Bill May 7, 2003 12:23 PM

        Armadale Meatmarket - Bloor & Armadale (just East of Jane) in Bloor W. Village.

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          Tanya May 7, 2003 02:21 PM

          My mom always bought the EASTER kolbassa for the basket blessed by the priest at Anna's Bakery on Bloor St. West at Jane St.

          My friend owns Copernicus Deli on Ronsensvilles near Queen and her family makes it themselves (family owned and run Polish Deli). It's very good too.

          1. re: Tanya
            Matt May 12, 2003 01:09 PM

            Now that the Polonia on Roncesvalles is gone, I go to Superior on Dundas West at Montrose (east of Ossington). Great kielbasa.

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              crawfish Jun 11, 2007 03:00 AM

              I was going to suggest Superior. They have a HUGE line up before Easter.

            2. re: Tanya
              marckb Jun 10, 2007 03:27 PM

              An update: Noticed today that Copernicus Deli is closing after 29 years in business. Am sad, and will miss them.

              Hope that Cherry Bomb moves in there.

              1. re: marckb
                jcanncuk Jun 10, 2007 07:06 PM

                I really like the kolbassa at Astra Deli (Bloor West Village) and that from Denninger's (multiple locations). Denninger's has a delicious and garlicky turkey version for those of us who like less fat - it's really, really good.

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                  pancake Jun 11, 2007 11:35 AM

                  The open window bakery chains sell good kolbassa.

          2. re: Roma
            pinstripeprincess Jun 12, 2007 08:49 AM

            i'm pretty sure there's a super kobassa in roncesvalles as well. i picked up a double smoked there that was fantastic!

            1. re: pinstripeprincess
              pearl3 Jun 12, 2007 09:22 AM

              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.

        2. Kagemusha Jun 11, 2007 03:56 AM

          The factory store at Brandt Meats in Mississauga--none fresher.

          1. Davwud Jun 11, 2007 11:40 AM

            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.


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              beach_cook Jun 12, 2007 07:32 AM

              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.

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