For a quarter century, people pining for a taste of Poland headed to Sophia's Place in Fells Point's Broadway Market. In September, the deli packed up its meats, cheeses, sausages, and jars of sauerkraut and mustard, and relocated from the market's north building to the newly refurbished south one (1641 Aliceanna St., 410-342-6105). The move enabled Sophia's to prepare, for the first time, hot dishes like golabki, cabbage stuffed with ground beef and rice and served in a creamy tomato sauce, and pierogies filled with meat, potato and cheese, sauerkraut, or sauerkraut and mushroom, and doused with bacon and onions. The menu also includes pressed paninis and made-to-order sandwiches. Finding room for dessert is tough, but authentic favorites like poppy-seed cake, Chrusciki, and babka are not to be missed. They're just like most everything at Sophia's Place—smaczne. That's Polish for yummy.
Sophia's Place has Polish favorites from the oven.
Issue date: December, 2011