Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Polish Deli at Real Food Festival

In my London Eats World series I'm on a mission to eat my way around the world without leaving London and this week it's Poland at the Polish Deli at Real Food Festival

London Eats World: Poland
 Now the place that I had in mind is called The Polish Deli and they are not actually a restaurant, but a catering company that also has a stall at a couple of London food markets. At least that's what their website says. So I ventured to Covent Garden last week to the food market that is supposed to be held there every Thursday, only to find a massive Coca Cola truck blaring out pop music. No food to be seen.

London Eats World: Poland

Then on Saturday I trekked to Broadway Market in Hackney, where we found lots of delicious smelling food, but no Polish Deli.

London Eats World: Poland

Then, third time lucky, I finally found them at the Real Food Festival behind the Royal Festival Hall. Finally. I also found a massive queue in front of the stall, but that wasn't going to deter me from having authentic Polish pierogi.

London Eats World: Poland

Besides these pierogi, which are doughy dumplings filled with either meat, cheese or apple compote, The Polish Deli also sells a range of Polish sausages, cured or on the grill, croquettes, potatoes and chicken skewers on the grill and a fragrant Polish stew. Even though these all looked and smelled amazing, the balmy London weather put me off having steaming, hot food. So, like I said, I went for two pierogi, one with a tasty filling of meat and sauerkraut and one with sweet apples and cinnamon, which I enjoyed with a glass of cold and refreshing Polish beer.

You can find more information on The Polish Deli on their website.

4 comments:

  1. I LOVE this idea! I may just steal it and do the NYC version of "eating around the world"...although being a vegetarian does put some limits on certain things;-) Loved reading about your Polish food adventure!

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  2. Go for it! Would be fun to see how far you get over there!

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  3. I had not idea it was so difficult to find Polish food in London. It looks delicious. Love these series

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  4. It's not difficult in general. I jsut had my heart set on The Polish Deli. There are lots of Polish shops and some restaurants especially in West London.

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