Isn’t it annoying when you’re mad for some good Polish food, you do an internet search and find a bunch of German or vaguely European restaurants? Hello, they’re not the same. Don’t worry, we’ve done the search for you – hey, we know how hard it is to find a good Polish place to eat in the south. It’s near darn impossible, not like up north, where you can’t throw a stone for hitting a Polish deli.
But guess what? We found the places that serve Polish food in North Carolina and they’re all good.
Halgo European Deli & Grocery Durham, NC – They’ve got all the Polish stuff, including delicious deli sandwiches to go. The owners, a Polish couple, are friendly and the products are authentic. It’s the only store of its kind in the Raleigh-area. But who cares? They’ve got everything you could need. Check the website for hours.
Pierogies Oak Island, NC – Oak Island is a bit of a haul for most folk, (about 45 minutes southwest of Wilmington) but if you live nearby, based at Camp Lejeune or having some fun at the beach, you’ll want to stop by Pierogies. They’ve obviously got pierogies (you can take home frozen ones and eat at your leisure), but you’ll want to get a freshly made kielbasa + kraut on a hoagie too. So good!
J. Betski’s Raleigh, NC – The owner of J. Betski’s is half-German and half-Polish, and that’s what you get on the menu. A little bit of Polish and a lot of German food. When you go, just order the kielbasa. It’s an appetizer but enough to make a meal out of it. And… it’s what you came for. The kielbasa is made fresh in-house. My husband who is from Poland said this was the real deal. Go. There. Now.
Euro Deli Mart Greensboro, NC – They bill themselves as a European mart, but they have a lot of Polish goodies in their store, so we have to include them. Go there for their pierogi, smoked kielbasa, and stuffed cabbage.
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