All of our kielbasa is homemade. These are truly artisan meat products: coarse-ground butcher-cut meats stuffed into natural casings and smoked on the premises using natural woods. Choose from a range of traditional Old World recipes.
What is Kielbasa?
Kielbasa is the Polish word for sausage, and sausages are a cornerstone of Polish cooking. These days, kielbasa is also popular with people of many backgrounds, often grilled on a barbecue, stir-fried with rice, or served in a roll.
Kielbasa come in many sizes and varieties. Most are Smoked Kielbasa that are ready to eat! Some, like White Kielbasa (also known by the term, "Fresh Kielbasa") must be cooked before they are eaten. Still other folks enjoy Dried Kielbasa that you can take with you on treks outdoors – say, hiking, camping, hunting or fishing – to provide a food source on the go!
In the United States, it's popular to grill kielbasa. Many a summer barbecue or winter grill-top is dressed with links of freshly-smoked sausage. Polish kielbasa respond well to intense heat and they taste great! You can eat them as-is or you can slice or chop kielbasa as an ingredient in a larger dish, even salads. The possibilities for kielbasa recipes are endless!
Want to know if your kielbasa is a top-quality product? Slice it and look inside: a premium kielbasa will have visible chunks of meat. However, if the meat looks liquified (like in a hot dog) you don't have the quality stuff. Always ask your butcher or deli: you want coarse-ground chunks of meat, inside.
Many folks ask us about pronunciation. Do you see the diagonal line in the letter ł here? It's in the Polish spelling of the word, kiełbasa. That diagonal line means you pronounce the letter softly, almost like a W (and not like a hard L). Try it: kyoh-BAH-sah. For people who don’t speak Polish, it’s acceptable to pronounce the L: kyol-BAH-sah. Occassionally, you may see folks using alternative spellings and pronunciations for this word. These include kovbasa, kobasa, kobasi, kolbassy, kolbasa, kollbassa, and kubasa, among others.
Buy Kiełbasa Online
Here at Piast Meats & Provisions, you can buy kielbasa online. We deliver to all 50 states! And here's how we pack with care. If you live in the Northeast, you can receive your order with easy overnight shipping. Wherever you live, your order arrives with the contents packed correctly and chilled inside.
Buy Kiełbasa in New Jersey
You can also buy kielbasa in New Jersey at one of our three stores. Are you craving homemade kielbasa in New York City? Our flagship castle store is just 15 miles from the Empire State Building and 15 miles from Newark Airport (EWR). Visit us when you're coming; visit us when you're going! We look forward to seeing you in person or online. Do zobaczenia!
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