Polish sausage, sauerkraut, schnitzel, pirogies, bigos and kielbasa; these are just a few of Poland’s most popular dishes that you can find in Houston. If you have never tried Polish dishes, you are in for a treat. Houston has both savory and sweet dishes. You do not have to travel all the way to Poland to try them.
1900 Blalock Road
Houston, TX 77080
The only Polish restaurant in Houston, Polina Restaurant, offers every Polish dish imaginable. Starting as a Polish food store, Polina soon grew into a restaurant as well, becoming increasingly popular in Houston. Some of the most popular dishes include bigos, Polish sausage, golonka, potato pancakes, cole slaw, red cabbage salad, sauerkraut and the Polish cheesecake. Polina offers five different types of pierogies – potato and cheese, fruit, meat, sauerkraut and mushrooms and blintz. For all things Poland, step into Polina Restaurant. If you want to make Polish dishes at home, visit the Poland food store.
3510 White Oak Drive
Houston, TX 77007
Happy Fatz is located in a bungalow house where the hot dogs are out of this world. No matter which hot dog you choose, you will leave happy and full because each hot dog is about 1/4 pound. Look on the menu for the Barron Van-Ratchit, a sauerkraut dog topped with a pretzel topping and mustard on a pretzel bun. Happy Fatz offers a sauerkraut dish unlike anyone else in Houston. Order the cole slaw and any dessert on the menu with the Barron Van-Ratchit.
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Rudi Lechner’s Restaurant
2503 S. Gessner Road
Houston, TX 77063
Known for its deep German roots and food, Rudi Lechner’s Restauant also offers some of the most delightful Polish sausage, schnitzel and sauerkraut Houston has to offer. There are many dish selections offering Polish sausage, schnitzel and sauerkraut. Order the Polish sausage or snitchzel and you can also dive into sauerkraut as your side dish. Or you can choose it as a main dish. Rudi Lechner’s brings Poland, Germany and other popular Eastern European dishes together in such unique combinations that no matter what dish you order, you will not be disappointed.
Grand Lux Café
5000 Westheimer Road
Houston, TX 77056
Grand Lux Cafe brings together Old World Europe, America, the Caribbean, Thailand and even Malaysia in one cafe. It provides delicious food mixed with the charm and elegance that Europe has to offer. One of the most popular dishes is the housemade pierogies, one of Poland’s most popular dishes. The potato and short rib dumplings will make your mouth water as the savory flavor envelops your taste buds. Be sure to grab a bite of Grand Lux Cafe’s homemade desserts on your way out.
Kenny & Ziggy’s New York Delicatessen Restaurant
2327 Post Oak Blvd.
Houston, TX 77056
Inspired by his grandfather, father and Eastern European dishes, Kenny & Ziggy’s New York Delicatessen Restaurant is deep in tradition and incredible food. Known for cooking for the stars for three generations in New York and Los Angeles, Kenny & Ziggy’s now brings an incredible flavor of foods to Houston. One of the favorite Polish dishes offered is the potato pirogen. Choose between fried or boiled, sweet or savory tasting. Also try the potato pancakes. You won’t think of pancakes the same way again. You won’t go wrong with Kenny & Ziggy’s New York Delicatessen Restauant for any kosher or Eastern European dish.
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Kelli Kelly is a freelance writer who resides in Houston, Texas. Discovering how to make recipes family friendly, healthy, and quick using ingredients that can usually be found in your pantry already is a passion of Kelli’s. She also helps to teach children’s cooking/baking classes and parties. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.