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Sample Polish delicacies
A NEW Polish shop is hoping to introduce shoppers to the flavours of Europe.
Located in Havelock Street, Polskie Delikatesy Smaczek opened its doors on Friday August 23) and hundreds of curious shoppers poured in looking to try something new.
“It was a really busy first day,” said Tadeusz Buzala, 32, the shop’s Polish owner.
“Everyone seemed to really like it.
“A lot of them tried a small amount of what we had and then came back to buy more.
“It’s a very encouraging start and I believe it will stay like this.”
The shop sells a wide variety of products all of which have been imported from Poland, ranging from fresh meats to cakes and pastries.
“We bring everything in from Poland so it is all authentic,” said Tadeusz.
“The ingredients for the desserts are all from Poland and then they are made in the country.
“There is lots for everyone but I think the sausage and the cakes are the most popular.”
Many food shops which focus on particular cultures tend to locate within those communities but Tadeusz has a different philosophy and wants to open up Polish food to everyone.
He said: “If we just stayed close to Polish people then not everyone would get to shop here.
“This is not just for the people of Poland but for everyone. I want not only English people to try the food but also people from other countries which live in Swindon.”
“As people from different countries come together it is more common for people to try other foods and this is a chance to try something different.”
Tadeusz has lived in this country for 10 years and has built up a small empire of shops across the south of the country, with stores in a number of locations such as Slough, Reading and High Wycombe.
He said: “Swindon was a really good place to open a shop.
“The town centre is busy and as yesterday showed people are always happy to try something new.
“It’s been a great start to life in Swindon.”
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