Hi everybody! Can you believe it's spring already? That means time to think about Easter! This year Easter is SUNDAY, APRIL 8. If you are thinking of ordering online, now is the time!
I must admit, here in the Northeast, this winter has been one for the record books. Take a look at our window art that we painted way back in December. A snowman is holding a winter scarf. Do you see what it says on the scarf? "Wspaniaŀa Zima" or "Terrific Winter". And it certainly was!
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We appreciate your many kind words via e-mail and on Facebook. Please vote for Piast as your favorite Eastern European Food Store on About.com! We have been selected as finalists, and now we need your help to win the contest! All you need is an email address! Voting ends March 21, so please hurry, and tell your friends!
New York vs. Chicago
Did you hear the news? New York City has surpassed Chicago as the largest Polish city in the US, with 55,000 Polish immigrants versus 46,000 in the Windy City. We're happy to be riding this demographic trend. Polish food and Polish culture are thriving in the New York City metro area, and we're proud to be ranked alongside Chicago as a cultural hub of all things Polish.
On February 16 we celebrated "Tŀusty Czwartek" or "Pączki Day" just like they do in Poland -- by making thousands of Polish donuts! This feast marks the last Thursday before Lent and is associated with the celebration of Carnival. Poles and Eastern Europeans everywhere share this popular, and tasty tradition!
St. Patrick's Day
This weekend is good fun: March 17 is St. Patrick's Day! We are proud to celebrate hand in hand with the Irish, with whom Poles share an immigrant tradition of hard work, family and good food. In honor of these values, we offer our St. Patrick's Day Menu, the highlight of which is our new Corned Beef and Cabbage Pierogi!
You'll love this fun and delicious combination of cultures! Traditional chewy pierogi shells stuffed with hand-cut strips of authentic corned beef brisket mixed with freshly-cooked barrel sauerkraut and just a dash of coarse-ground Polish mustard. Perfect with a lashing of Thousand Island Dressing! Click here for some pictures of our in-store tasting held on St. Patrick's Day! A Piast exclusive! Available through the month of March only.
Click here to see an online selection assortment of Polish and Eastern-European essentials for your family this Easter, including our Easter Special that takes the guesswork out of what to choose. The last day to order is this SUNDAY, MARCH 25 for guaranteed delivery by Easter Saturday. Enjoy the homemade delights that you've come to love and expect from Piast for the holidays.
Makes a great gift, too! We'll even include a personal note with your words of love for a friend or family member! Be sure to scroll down for a coupon code to receive a special gift!
We are open as usual! Visit us all week, but we are closed on Easter Sunday and on Monday. We will serve our signature hot foods all week except for Easter Saturday. On that day, you will find a special section dedicated entirely to gourmet Easter foods ready for take-out!
Imagine the scene: homemade zurek, vegetable salads, crown rib roast, pates and loafs, herring, smoked fish, stuffed cabbage, pierogi... a feast for the eyes!. Everything is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Click here to see a great video from last year's Easter holiday!
If you are local to the New York City metro area, you won't want to miss our famous annual Easter Market! Join us on Saturday and Palm Sunday March 31 & April 1.
You'll find a charming outdoor display of beautiful handmade wicker baskets, linen cloth, sugar lambs, wooden eggs (pisanki), tablecloths, palm branches, and other authentic Polish, European and American items for Easter. At our 800 River Drive and 1 Passaic Street stores. Click here for a fun video of last year's Easter Market!
Easter Circular & Online Coupon
Make sure you check out our Easter Circular which is packed with specials for Easter and St. Patrick's Day! Plus great deals and in-store coupons. For our online customers, we welcome you to use coupon code PISANKA2012 for a free holiday gift: 2 authentic hand-painted wooden Easter eggs imported from Poland. Our thanks to you for being a loyal customer!
All of us at Piast wish you and yours good eating and a joyous Easter holiday.
From our family to yours,
Piast Meats & Provisions