You may not recognize her real name, Kazimiera Bober, but there’s no mistaking her pierogies once you’ve tried them. She immigrated to the states in 1970, and during the next decade pursued her passion for cooking Polish staples. Though you can buy her pierogies in most states, there’s still only one Kasia’s Deli.
The deli opened in 1982 and thrives today with the help of her kids and grandkids. Believe me, there is more than just homemade pierogies here- the deli case(s) stretches almost the entire length of the store. The guy next to me in line was correct- it’s almost impossible to decide. So, I made the logical choice and got virtually one of everything.
I think I have a problem.
There were plenty of people there picking up fresh made sandwiches, and people like me stocking up for a few meals…so if you’re in a hurry order ahead.
Obviously the pierogies were delicious (cheese, potato, and sweet cheese), pork cutlets were the comfort food I was craving, crab cakes were delicious, and my kids loved their chicken cutlet sandwiches today. Chicken kiev, spinach pie, and the tomato bread are dinner tonight. Sadly, I don’t think there will be any leftovers when I get home from my appointment tonight. I guess that just means I need a trip back to Kasia’s deli.
Sure, you can pick up Kasia’s pierogies at the grocery store, but you’ll do yourself a disservice by skipping the deli. Plus, it’s right down the street from Hoosier Mama Pie Company so you can pick up dessert too!
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2101 W. Chicago