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Is the Polish dish golumbki sold hereabouts?

Paul Stephen
Ken Blevins' Southern Southern golumpki. StarNews photo by Ken Blevins.

Ken Blevins’ Southern Southern golumpki. StarNews photo by Ken Blevins.

Q. We have lived in Wilmington almost seven7 years, after moving from Michigan. We are Polish-Americans and really miss a Polish meal called golumbki, or stuffed cabbage with a meat and rice filling. Do you know if this is sold in eastern North Carolina?

For fans of Eastern European cuisine, Wilmington can be a tough place to call home.

For several years, Tatyana’s European Delights carried a selection of groceries from that part of the world, but sadly, owners Sergey and Tatyana Zarubin closed their doors at 125 S. Kerr St. earlier this year. While the offerings are limited, Joe’s Oasis at 6400 Carolina Beach Road does prepare a few plates Poles are sure to recognize. Owner Kathy Krizner, a Pittsburgh transplant, sells pierogi and kielbasa, although galumbki isn’t a menu regular.

Our own Ken Blevins makes a Southern version of the dish based around pulled pork and collard greens. For a video and his recipe, visit http://www.starnewsonline.com/article/20110113/ARTICLES/110119833


Is there any place in Wilmington to buy a pound or two of goat meat?

Is the Cheesy Banker food truck still operating around Wilmington?



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3 Responses to “ Is the Polish dish golumbki sold hereabouts?”

  1. On December 12, 2013 at 10:57 am Tammy Miller wrote:

    My grandma was Czech and my grandfather was Polish. She passed down her recipe and taught me how to make stuffed cabbage. It’s hard to explain in a recipe, but if you want mine, shoot me an email, and I will pass it along.

  2. On December 12, 2013 at 5:00 pm Sandie Bell wrote:

    The International Kitchen in Longs SC has this dish and many other Polish favorites, even pickle soup! They are located at 2126 S. Carolina 9 Longs, SC (843) 399-3668. It’s just over the border and well worth the trip.

  3. On September 20, 2014 at 4:53 pm jacqui nunes wrote:

    Hi! If you’re stilll looking for a place for golumpki, come visit us at Pierogies on Oak Island! The name says it all! We also have haluski,kielbasi n kraut, golumpki, and more! Check us.out on facebook ! We are open Tuesday_Saturday 11-5… The owners are Pittsburgh natives,so they know their stuff! As described by a customer,”just Like the church ladys”

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