Polish pastries’ interiors can be sweet or salty, much like the interior lives of pit bulls. Dominate delicatessen with today’s Groupon: for $8, you get $16 worth of hearty, home-cooked dinner fare at S&D Polish Deli in the Strip District. Dinner is served between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. on weekdays.
S&D's imported recipes and ingredients earned the Polish émigré-owned store the title of 2010's Best Polish Deli in Pittsburgh magazine. Hungry patrons chomp into quartets of award-winning pierogies, filled crescent-shaped pastries lightly fried in butter and made with extra-fluffy Eastern European flour. Potatoes, cabbage, spinach, meat, forest-grown mushrooms, and Polish farmers’ cheese are some of the options for filling, as well as fruit for those with sweet teeth. Dinner entrees ($9.50 each) come with a salad, side, and imaginary table companion, featuring authentic flavor combinations such as beef rolled with bacon, pickle, and onion. The breaded chicken de volaille simultaneously mutes stomach operas and incites satisfied grunts with melty cheese, melted butter, and melt-resistant dill.
The proprietors, knowledgeable in Polish lore—though lamentably ignorant of the lost Elvish lays—welcome eaters into the dining area, but customers may also use carry-out services.
S&D Polish Deli
Pierogi, kielbasy, kolacky, and more—S&D Polish Deli, a Polish store and restaurant, features imported and housemade Polish and Eastern European food and products. All the food (made from Polish imported ingredients) is made according to time-tested family recipes, which leads many customers to enter the store and feel transported to their grandmother's kitchen. Cooking classes are also offered for those who want to try their own hand at tasty Polish meals and treats.
It's a treasure trove of tasty treats, whether you're Polish or just interested in unusual foods.Bob Batz Jr., Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
If you're in Pittsburgh and want good Polish food like grandma used to make, this is your place!Dan H., Yelp, 3/19/11
“Keep an open mind, the flavors are very traditional and interesting to the average american i would imagine ”
“Wonderful family business worth supporting put on an awesome cooking show! Great find and a good deal! If your roots are in Poland or Europe in general, you would...”
“Wonderful family business worth supporting put on an awesome cooking show! Great find and a good deal! If your roots are in Poland or Europe in general, you would especially enjoy this cute little deli/shop that is full of authentic (mostly imported) goodies and their friendly and "down to Earth" owners!”
“Wonderful store and great Cooking class!”
2204 Penn Ave.
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