You can’t eat lightly every day of the year, right? If you are a transplant from a part of the country where there are great Polish restaurants, or if your grandmother used to make a mean kielbasa, you may be frustrated trying to find similar fare in Atlanta. While there are not a lot of choices for the hearty meat-and-potato dishes in the South, we have found a few here that you can try out to satisfy your craving.

Patak Meats
4107 Ewing Road

Austell, GA 30106
(770) 941-7993

This meat shop in Austell offers the best European meats around Atlanta. If you want kielbasa like your grandma used to make, Patak Meats is the place to go. Check out the website’s list of sausages and other tasty treats before you go. You won’t regret making the trip. Be sure to also check out the bargain prices on Patak’s website as they may entice you out to Austell even if you haven’t ventured into that part of Atlanta before.

Touch of Europe Polish Store
3463 Lawrenceville-Suwanee Road

Suwanee, GA 30024
(770) 271-6999

This Polish store and deli offers a range of tasty, homey treats to provide the perfect comfort on a cold day. You can even get a bowl of Polish chili to chase those rainy days away. Of course, Touch of Europe Polish Store also carries pierogies and all the sausage products you crave. Check out the website for more information. The store isn’t limited to munchies, either – you might find some cute little Polish trinkets to add to your collection.

Brick Store Pub

125 E. Court Square
Decatur, GA 30030
(404) 687-0990

Brick Store Pub may seem like just another cute restaurant in Decatur, but fans of Polish food will love the tasty pierogies. Take a walk around Decatur’s cute square. It’s a great spot to visit any time of year. It’s also easily accessible by MARTA, so you can pop out to this fabulous suburb and easily enjoy a great evening. Be sure to stop by Java Monkey for a great coffee later. 

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2359 Windy Hill Road, Suite 200
Marietta, GA 30067
(770) 226-0300

Neretva is not specifically Polish, but it covers all of the Eastern European bases. If you want pierogies and all of the standard hearty fare associated with the region, Neretva is a great spot. Check out the restaurant’s website to see if your favorites are listed. You won’t go home hungry. It’s not really a dinner spot, as it closes early in the evening, but you’ll love the lunch selections.

Grand Bakery Cafe
439 W. Pike St.

Lawrenceville, GA 30046
(770) 277-3377

Check out the website for the Grand Bakery Cafe to see its array of tasty Polish treats. You can find all of your favorite meat products along with the requisite pierogies. Of course, as it is a bakery, you probably won’t want to leave without trying some of the pastries, too. You won’t be disappointed by this popular spot.

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