Seattle is home to a diverse population of many cultures and its number of international restaurants reflects that. Residents and visitors can find almost every type of cuisine served by at least one restaurant, and while Polish food may not be prevalent in Seattle, a few Puget Sound dining establishments offer some of Poland’s most traditional dishes.
George’s Sausage & Delicatessen
907 Madison St.
Seattle, WA 98104
While George’s Sausage & Delicatessen is more of a deli-style establishment than a restaurant, it does offer a nice area to sit and enjoy some amazing Polish foods. Open for over 25 years, George’s smokes its own meats on-site and serves them cooked for those who wish to dine-in, or patrons may purchase raw meats to go and prepare at home. Its menu offers a nice variety of soups, salads and sandwiches including freshly made poppy-seed cakes, a warmed pierogi plate of dumplings, filled with potato, meat and/or sauerkraut and a grilled Polish sausage plate, served with sauerkraut, pickles and mustard.
1714 18th Ave.
Seattle, WA 98122
PB Kitchen, also known as Dom Polski, is a seasonal Polish eatery that is a part of Seattle’s Polish Home Association, a non-profit support organization available for Polish Americans and Polish immigrants. Located in the heart of Seattle on Capitol Hill, PB Kitchen is only open to the public Fridays from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. and Sundays from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. If you are not already a member of the Polish Home Association, you may buy a temporary membership for $1 to dine at PB Kitchen. The eatery serves some of the best traditional Polish cuisine including borscht or barszcz, a soup made with sour cream, beef shank, potatoes, onions, dill, cabbage, carrots and red beets. PB Kitchen’s menu items also include cabbage rolls with potatoes, roasted or baked onions known as zapiekana cebula, served with beef tripe and ciescie.
3242 Eastlake Ave. E.
Seattle, WA 98102
Sebi’s Bistro is a family owned and operated Polish restaurant in Seattle’s Eastlake area. All cuisine is made from scratch and chefs only use the freshest organic ingredients from right here in the Pacific Northwest. Sebi’s prides itself on giving its customers an authentic Polish dining experience not just because of its traditional foods, but also because of its warm hospitality and friendly culture. Recommended menu items include the cabbage rolls or golabki, the Polish apple cake, the schnitzel and the meat or potato and cheese pierogi.
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Bruno’s European Restaurant
10716 A St. S.
Tacoma, WA 98444
About 30 miles south of Seattle, Tacoma offers Bruno’s European Restaurant, which serves a mix of traditional Polish and German cuisine. One of Bruno’s most popular menu items is the hangover soup, made with sausage, sour cream, mushrooms, celery, parsley, pickles, carrots, potatoes, dill, onions, garlic, tomatoes and leek. All of Bruno’s soups are made from scratch daily and served with freshly made buttered rolls. Other Polish menu items include the cabbage rolls, made by wrapping cabbage leaves around rice and pork meat, and served with pureed potatoes and tomato sauce. The potato pancakes, or latkes, are another favorite, and served with sour cream or fresh apple sauce.
Polish Festival Seattle
Seattle Center Armory and Fisher Rooftop
305 Harrison St.
Seattle, WA 98122
Seattle is hosting its second annual Polish Festival at Seattle Center, a free-admission event. It takes place on Saturday, July 13, 2013, from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and features a number of tasty Polish dishes. Two of Seattle’s Polish restaurants (Sebi’s and PB Kitchen) will be in attendance and serving freshly made and traditional Polish foods including ciasto pastries, pierogi, or Polish dumplings, potato pancakes, gołąbki or stuffed cabbage, Polish kielbasa, Hunter’s stew also known as bigos and Polish hamburgers, which are called kotlety siekane.
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Sue Gabel has been writing entertainment and travel-related articles in the greater Puget Sound/Seattle area since 1999. She writes about music, the Seattle scene and more. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.