monavano Posted October 27, 2006 Share Posted October 27, 2006 One thing I wish I could do more of when I visit my home town of Philadelphia is stop by the neighborhood of Port Richmond. Home to many Polish immigrants, it boasts stores, deli's and restaurants which serve up good old-fashioned Polish food. I miss it. On our most recent visit my husband and I took my mother to Port Richmond, where she grew up. At first bemused as to why we would want to do a "foodie" trip, she was soon made very happy by visiting a place even she had not been to before: Krakus Market. Krakus Market is located on Richmond St., just off of I-95. It has a plethora of all things Polish, from pantry supplies, to frozen prepared foods, deli goods and bakery goods. Also, a small luncheonette serves up delicious Polish food. It has a real neighborhood feel and lots of folks who still converse in Polish. We enjoyed a light lunch of borscht and potato pancakes. The servings are large and the prices are cheap. We also made a visit a few blocks away, to Czerw's on Tilton St. Czerw's is known regionally for thier kielbasa. I bought smoked, fresh and "skinny" kielbasa for a brunch we were attending the next day. Czerw's also carries homemade pierogies, bigos, and other products such as jarred herring and horseradish. Other not to miss places include Syrenka's Restaurant and Taconelli's Pizza. Syrenka's is also on Richmond St. It's a cafeteria style place which serves up Polish and Eastern European fare in a no frills, all about homey food atmosphere. Taconelli's Pizza, on E. Somerset St has honest to goodness thin crust brick oven 'za. Be aware that it's very popular and hitting it at peak service time could mean a wait. Eh, go wait at the bar across the street!FYI on Port Richmond Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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