When Danuta and Jerzy Drozen fled from the political upheaval in Jaroslav, , in 1988, they had little idea where their travels would take them. They first went to , and eventually moved to Dallas , where Danuta had a brother.


          Though things in have settled down considerably — enough so that the couple can make visits home — they choose to remain in Dallas and have even become American citizens. They’ve made a life for themselves here, including their 11-year-old business, European Market and Deli, at the southwest corner of Central and Forest .


          Here, you’ll find a nice little menu full of Polish and other Eastern European specialties: things such as pierogies (flavorful dumplings filled with cheeses, meats, seasonings and veggies), bigos (a savory hunter’s stew), cabbage rolls (pictured below) and much more, including regular and panini sandwiches and soups.


But you’ll also find that floor-to-ceiling shelves on both sides of the place are stocked with Eastern European groceries, including frozen pierogies. There’s also a glass case offering an assortment of Old World-style cured meats. So, if the Drozens’ cooking inspires you, you can always stock up on goods to try some dishes yourself at home. In the meantime, start practicing with the cabbage roll recipe (see below), which Danuta says are even better the day after making them.




Euro Market and Deli


11613 N. Central (at Forest ),

Ste. 111A




HOURS: Mon 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Tue-Wed 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Thu-Fri 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sat 10 a.m.-6 p.m.




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