Best Eastern European Restaurant Minneapolis 2014 - Kramarczuk's
Over 50 years ago, Wasyl and Anna Kramarczuk opened their Ukrainian deli in northeast Minneapolis, and ever since, Kramarczuk's has been vending quality sausages, breads, pastries, and piroshkis. A vital part of the neighborhood's Eastern European legacy, Kramarczuk's is a Nordeast institution and one of the only places where you can enjoy a quick, traditional Eastern European lunch, and on your way out the door, grab a package of freshly made sausages, a starter for your borscht batch, and a bunch of kolachis to take home. One half specialty food shop and deli counter, and the other half cafeteria-style canteen, Kramarczuk's is buzzing with locals who swing in for a smoked sausage, a bowl of goulash, a bigger-than-your-head cabbage roll, or a plate of varenyky and sour cream. If you've got a not-so-adventurous palate in your party, don't fret: The deli sandwiches are delicious and accessible, and that just leaves more nalysnyky (meat stuffed crepes) and pirozhok (stuffed bread rolls) for the rest of us.