PSC (Polish Slavic Center) Cafeteria

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Terrific, budget-friendly home cooking at the no-frills cafeteria adjacent to Greenpoint’s Polish and Slavic Community Center.

177 Kent St., Brooklyn, NY, 11222


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It’s not exactly the Google cafeteria, but what this community- center canteen lacks in steam-table style, it makes up for with cheap, delicious home cooking. Everything here is made from scratch, and no bulging plate of grub costs more than $15, with most dishes hovering around the $9 mark. The kitchen specializes in the kind of rib-sticking stuff you’d expect to find on the bill of fare at a Polish lumberjack camp. We’re partial to the white borscht, the pork meatballs, the Gorski mountain cutlet (thick breaded pork with a fried egg on top), and the cheese blintzes. Main courses come with mashed potatoes and gravy, a choice of two salads, and a cup of the cherry-flavored juice called compot. There’s also enough offal here (tripe stew, pigs’ feet, tongue with gravy) to feed a small army of Fergus Hendersons.

Rob Patronite and Robin Raisfeld

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