I tried Polish style cheesecake at fittingly enough my Polish friends house and I was smitten. The cheesecake should be served warm, it's airy and light and not to sweet and just melts in your mouth with a crunchy buttery crust. She gets the cheesecake from this deli and just freezes it. I loved the cheesecake enough that I bought some for my extended family to try over the holidays and they themselves are now making the trek to this deli to buy their cheesecake! They have a few varieties of cheesecake here, the cheesecake I tried has no topping and comes with a few plump raisins inside, and be sure to serve it warm as that's when the texture is perfect.
They have other Polish delicacies here and I'll be sure to try some other items next time, it seems very authentic.
This is a tiny little store neighbouring Metrotown shopping center. They offer many neat European goodies and snacks along with some fresh hot lunches.
I ordered their perogies and although I had to wait over 30 minutes for them (not a quick lunch), it was worth the wait knowing that your food is prepared when you order. Definitely not your average frozen perogies. Rich and heavy potato dumplings sure to sastify your hunger.
Be sure to grab some Polish candy while you're here!
Wow! The custard was so light and fluffy. The was pastry flaky and crunchy. Delicious! Also delicious were the homemade cheese and potato perogies served in-store with fried onions, bacon, and sour cream. I will never buy the frozen grocery store perogies again after eating their homemade perogies. I purchased some to go, and the owner gave me instructions on how to prepare them properly.
As a kid I grew up in Alberta and ate lots of Eastern European food. Polish food might be a bit more rare here, but man this place is still giving you the best. I ordered a dozen perogies and a plater of cabage rolls (which were huge). It was about $12 and absolutely terrific value. My wife and I ate it all, but it was really enough for 3, and when you break down the price, that's cheaper than fast food. No matter the price, the food is great and I'm tempted to say those were the best cabbage rolls I've ever had.
I took home a loaf of break which is nice and I see they have a lot of tasty deserts as well. As far as the rating, this is not a place you'd want to sit and eat so I lied on ambiance. But really, this is a deli and the rating should'nt take a hit for that.
Anyway, if you're craving some eastern European food or simply don't want to cook but have a nice meal - pick up some food here.
The Polish Deli has all the usual fare you might want but trust me for a fast and quick lunch they have so many delicious delicacies you might want to catch one of their tasty perogees, sausages, ham sandwiches or pirashkees (sic?).
The lady who brings you the plate will take time to remind you what healthy ingredients she uses too (laughing).
Best place to sit down and have a cute little lunch for less than $10!
yes, yes, I know it's not a Ukrainian joint.
I ordered one cabbage roll with sour cream because I like it on holopki.
The roll was stuffed with meat pan cooked. It was hamburger but it was done right and mixed with rice and spices.
There also was a thick tomato paste which was out of the can but not domestic stuff.
I had a bottle of that Italian bottled water, the San Perigno (sp?) brand.
Overall, this was a great meal but am partial to Polish and Ukrainian food.