Store initially opened by first owners Dorota & Tadeusz Kalinowski in 2005 as mostly Polish Grocery only. They did a wonderful job as pioneers in the Triangle area as population and demand for customers missing their "home food" grew. Eventually they moved back to the homeland Poland where they enjoy their retirement. I thank them very much for opening the doors, introducing and supplying North Carolinians with hard to find products but also for giving me an opportunity to test myself at something new. Throughout the years the store attracted many more nationalities directly from Europe or "transplanted" locals with Polish - European embedded roots from their home neighborhoods. In June 2010 me, myself, and "moi" showed up on the horizon ready for the new adventure. After arriving from Bydgoszcz city (woot woot :) ), (formerly Bromberg) in 2001, not only I missed my Polish kitchen but I always loved and to this time I enjoy to discover other ethnic country specific dishes which some are very hard to find in NC. Therefore now I am very happy that I am a part of a multinational community throughout North Carolina (and surrounding ) that provide an access to foods and ingredients that make THOSE traditional and culture authentic dishes standing out. What I've learnt is that as many borders try to divide us, there is much more that connects us all (and a lot of have to do with the food). Although the recipes vary, they may be called different names the kitchen is very similar . After all " the Kitchen is the heart of home" and lets not forget that is where the most conversation is being attended at. With much Thanks and Love .
Polonez Polish Market is Single person operated, I am trying my best to please all but if you have any suggestions please send me an email. ALL input is very much appreciated.
Our products are sold on a first come, first served basis. However, if you have a large party, are planning an event, or simply need larger quantity of more than 10 pounds, drop us a line and we'll hook you up.
We are unable to accept orders before holidays.
Polonez Polish Market
EUROPEAN GROCERY RALEIGH NC
Well, as of right now it is just me. But I can always use some help around the store, especially during a month before Easter and Christmas season. So if you have spare time and speak communicable English and either Polish, Ukrainian, Russian, Czech, Slovak, Romanian, or Hungarian please stop by at the store for more info.
Centrally located in North East part of Raleigh. You can easily get to us from either Spring Forest Road or Atlantic Avenue and easily accessed from any part of town. Here's a map, but if you get lost, just give us a call and we'll tell you how to get here.
Charleston, SC Greenville, NC Goldsboro, NC Fayetteville, NC from Boone, NC from Mt.Airy, NC from Myrtle Beach, SC
from Winston-Salem, NC from Hickory, NC from Richmond, VA from Roanoke, VA from Virginia Beach, VA from New Bern, NC from Morehead City, NC