is the largest city in Pennsylvania with a diverse population that includes a variety of ethnic groups. Over four percent of the city's residents trace their roots to Eastern European nations like Poland and Lithuania, reports City-data. While there are no restaurants in Philadelphia that exclusively serve Lithuanian food, a number of establishments offer Eastern European fare with traditional dishes from Lithuania represented on their menus.
Krakus Market Cafe
Located in the Port Richmond neighborhood of Philadelphia, Krakus Market has served the community since 1987. The family-owned-and-operated restaurant is located within a Polish grocery store. Lithuanian dishes found on the menu include stuffed cabbage rolls, potato pancakes, potato and cheese dumplings, and blood sausage with barley. For dessert, try the poppyseed strudel. The bar serves beer tastings, which give diners a chance to sample several Eastern European beers. Krakus Market is open Tuesdays through Saturdays for lunch and dinner and on Sundays for dinner only. The restaurant is closed on Mondays. Reservations are not accepted. Casual attire is recommended.
Krakus Market Restaurant
3150 Richmond St.
Philadelphia, PA 19134
The Warsaw Cafe is in the Center City West neighborhood of Philadelphia, which is home to attractions like the Mutter Museum of medical history and the Rosenbach Museum & Library, which contains a number of artifacts from American and European literary history. The restaurant opened in 1979 and specializes in Polish food, but Lithuanian dishes are well-represented on the menu. Choices include borscht, stuffed cabbage, pancakes stuffed with smoked fish, and pork schnitzel. The Warsaw Cafe is open for lunch and dinner Monday through Saturday. The restaurant is closed on Sunday. Reservations are highly recommended. A family-friendly establishment, the restaurant does not have a dress code.
306 S. 16th St.
Philadelphia, PA 19102
The Syrenka Luncheonette is located in Port Richmond. This is a small, cafeteria-style restaurant. Its food is inexpensive and features many Eastern European favorites. The stuffed cabbage is the specialty of the house--made from the owners' family recipe. Another popular dish is a traditional stew that contains meat, sausage, sauerkraut and mushrooms. The Syrenka Luncheonette is open Monday through Saturday for lunch. The restaurant is closed in the evening and all day on Sundays. Take out is available. Dress is casual, and the atmosphere is suitable for families with children.
3173 Richmond St.
Philadelphia, PA 19134
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