The holiday season always brings back childhood memories, and most likely, the majority of us have plenty such memories from around the dinner table. Comfort food comes in many forms, but there’s just something cozy about a plate of Polish food, no?
Whether you have memories of sharing plates of Pierogi or have never tried Polish food before, there are countless restaurants in southeast Michigan where you can get your fix. Here are a few to check out:
Three Brothers, located in Plymouth, serves up Polish favorites, including Pierogi (cheese, potato or kraut-filled), Chicken Dumplings, Potato Pancakes, City Chicken and a Kielbasa on rye sandwich.
You’ll find daily specials each day of the week at Three Brothers, as well as breakfast staples with a Polish spin.
Polish Village Café of Hamtramck offers Polish favorites from start to finish. Start with the Dill Pickle or Kielbasa soup, then try the Smoked Kielbasa, Stuffed Cabbage or Hungarian Pancake (covered in pork and vegetable goulash) for your main course.
If your palate is indecisive, go for the Potato Pancakes and Pierogi dish, which will get you four pancakes and three Pierogi.
Sabina’s, found in Melvindale, makes its dishes with traditional flavors in mind. Friday features a fish special, while Saturday’s daily features include Hungarian pancake, goulash and Braised Pork Chops. Keep that in mind this weekend!
Dinners include Nalesniki (crepes), City Chicken & Meatball and Golambki (stuffed cabbage). Sandwiches include “Zapiekanki,” a baked Polish-style open-faced sandwich with ham, kielbasa, sautéed mushrooms, Swiss cheese and onions.
Wawel Polish Restaurant is located inside of Troy’s American Polish Cultural Center, where you can enjoy menu items like Polish Sliders (ground beef topped with kraut and mustard), Wawel Kielbasa Dog and Pyzy (dumplings stuffed with meat, smothered with bacon and onion).
Additional entrees include Veal Schnitzel (with sautéed onions and mushrooms) and Wawel Chicken (topped with a creamy mushroom sauce).
There are plenty of great Polish restaurants in Metro Detroit, and it is your duty to explore them! Start with the ones above.