Tradition, tradition…tradition! I can legit hear Tevye from, “Fiddler on the Roof” singing, “Tradition” as we roll up in Stanley’s Market’s parking lot. It isn’t officially the start of the Holiday season until we’ve visited Stanley’s, it’s TRADITION!
A tradition that spans back to my grandmother, I can recall being a young child patiently holding our number in my hand, eagerly waiting to get Kielbasa. And the tradition lives on as I walk through the same doors I did once with her (who passed away in 1996), now with my children (who just so happen to proudly hold a Polish name now!…that’s right, this Irish, German, French Indian girl married a handsome talk glass of water that is Polish), and my Godchild and nephew. But my story isn’t rare, Stanley’s Market isn’t just a tradition for our family; it’s a tradition for Toledo! Has this tradition passed your fam by, or, perhaps your new to town? Here are all the deets you need to know…followed by pics of our latest visit! (FYI- you can’t leave without getting their sauerkraut, horseradish, & Polish coffee cake….slice coffee cake, place in oven at 350 degrees for 10 minutes, add butter, & breakfast is served for Christmas morning, it tastes AMAZEBALLS!!)
Address: 3302 Stickney Ave. Toledo, OH. 43608
Stanley’s Market is Toledo’s Polish Butcher Since 1932 offering fresh and smoked kielbasa, pierogi, sweet and sour cabbage, sauerkraut, czarnina (duck soup), kielbasa loaf lunchmeat, dips and deli salads all made in house as well as placek (Polish coffee cake), horseradish, fresh baked rye bread, gołąbki (stuffed cabbage rolls), opłatek (Christmas wafers), imported Polish beer, imported Polish grocery goods and many more items and gifts for your holiday traditions.
And they offer LOCAL flavors…..
Oh, and I almost forgot, the Kielbasa! So, you need to boil the Kielbasa in beer first, then bake…and whatever you do don’t rinse the Kielbasa off with water, my dad did that back in 1988 and he’s never lived it down, lol!
I shared mine, your turn! What’s your fave food from Stanley’s Market? Never been?….then what are you looking most forward to trying out?