Old Traditional Polish Cuisine Food Truck
April 15, 2013 |
I was sitting in our kitchen at work eating my measley salad one afternoon, when one of my co-workers came in and told me there was a Polish food truck parked right outside our building in midtown! How could this be?! I quickly threw on my coat and jumped in the elevator to go check it out. Sure enough, right on the corner of 51st and Park Ave, I found the Old Traditional Polish Cuisine food truck!
I went to check it out and discovered they had pierogies – meat, potato and cheese, or kraut and mushrooms, grilled kielbasa, and paczki (a type of Polish donut). Wow this was great, and I absolutely had to tell my husband about this!
We decided to go back the next time they were in midtown, only this time we found them on 51st between 6th and 7th Ave. Unfortunately on the day we went, they were out of kielbasa and paczki. So we both got the pierogi combo platter which for $10 you got 9 pierogies (half meat and half potato and cheese). FYI – the meat pierogies are made of a combination of beef and pork. They usually have a kielbasa platter for $7 served with a pickle and grandma’s bread and a “lite combo” platter which comes with kielbasa and four pierogi for $10. They also told us that in the summer time they will feature fruit filled sweet pierogies, which sound delicious.
As you can see from the picture, we definitely got a hearty helping of pierogi, and they were perfect for the chilly winter’s day. They were sautèed with some sweet onions, and were seemed absolutely authentic! Ok, I know I’m only Polish by marriage, but my husband said that they were very good so I trust him, and I’ve tried many a pierogi both here in the US and in Poland, and I can honestly say that these were truly authentic. The dough really seemed homemade, like something you’d eat at your grandma’s and the potato and cheese filling was creamy and delicious. The meat filled ones were very tasty, and perfectly cooked. My husband also got a traditional Polish drink – Tymbark, which is a juice made of apples and mint. It was very sweet and refreshing!
P loved the meal so much, that he went back for seconds on both the pierogi and the Tymbark! This time he got a small plate of potato and cheese pierogi (7 pieces) for $8. I was quite satisfied with my plate, which is a good sign considering how much I eat!
I am so excited with this Polish food truck and I can’t wait to go back and try the kielbasa and paczki!
P.S. We ended up going again the following week and this time they had the kielbasa and pierogies with kraut and mushrooms (which just happens to be my favorite!) It was a huge portion as you can see from the picture below, and was just as good as what you would find in Poland. Fantastic!
Rating: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ 1/2
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