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Finchleski, Poland...

If anyone doubted that Finchleski (formerly known as Finchley) was becoming the new home for most of Poland along with many other parts of the UK this should ease their doubts.

As any good customer of corner shops in many areas will know Polish brands have been on the upsurge. Many signs in convience store windows, round here atleast, are now totally in Polish. Infact these are now giving Aracbic and Farsi a run for their money in Finchleski! We even have a dedicated Polish/Eastern European store open up on the next block to Leisure Games now such is the demand for goods from the homeland from Finchleski's Polish ex-pats.

Now the supermarkets have decided to get into the action with Tesco's, Sainsbury's and ASDA all creating Polish sections to cater for the growing demand. Supermarkets Covet Polish Spend (BBC News Online; Sunday 10th September 2006).

I might pop a few bits into my shopping basket next time out and see what Polish food tastes like...


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Sep. 10th, 2006 02:46 pm (UTC)
Polish sausages (would be in the cooked meats/cold cuts section) are very nice but quite rich, too.
Sep. 10th, 2006 02:59 pm (UTC)
My area of Hounslow has suddenly turned into Little Poland, too. The supermarkets haven't quite caught on yet, but all the smaller shops have gone Polski with great enthusiasm.

Pickles and sauces are the popular foodstuffs around here. Polish horseradish sauce is pretty good. Tatra lager is good, to - a bit more of a full-bodied taste than yer average tin of British fizz.
Sep. 10th, 2006 04:20 pm (UTC)
I very much like this influx of things Polish, and will be pleased if the supermarkets catch up and start stocking a few Polish things too.
Sep. 10th, 2006 07:39 pm (UTC)
We have tons of polish people in Edinburgh too, couple of deli's have opened up including the briliantly named 'Polski Smak'. Even drug dealers are opening polish shops!
Sep. 11th, 2006 08:36 am (UTC)
Do so... It tastes good.

Although the dried sausage can be a little greasy. If it makes you feel any better, we have a growing Polish population here in basingstoke, enough to be supported by a a couple of local shops selling Polish products too... its not on your level... But you remember how small town we were!

So with the Polish and China invasion of Basingstoke, I am picking a side. I start Mandarin lessons next Monday!
Sep. 11th, 2006 09:29 am (UTC)
I've been in the Tesco on Ballard's Lane a few times, mainly to get food to support on the long trek back from Leisure Games, and I was always surprised at the amount of Kosher food available. Our supermarkets in S. London never had any of this until recently.

Now Sainsbury's has a fair amount of Kosher food but their discount shelves are also full of Kosher food which seems to suggest that no one is eating it.
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