Mon-Sat, 6am-7pm; Sun, 6am-5pm
M, R at Prospect Ave.
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Eagle Provisions, with its fierce Polish Eagle icon, has been a fixture on Park Slope's Fifth Avenue since the thirties, and has grown to accommodate its upscale demographic with dozens of varieties of olive oil, sugar and fancy jams. But the old roots go deep: For every sachet of imported salt (and there are many), there's a shelf nearby that's loaded with potted pork products and Bulgarian pickled vegetables. Sauerkraut choices abound, as do fresh-baked, European-style whole grain and dark breads. The delicatessen counter at the back of the store sells dozens of varieties of cold cuts, store-smoked meats, wursts and cheeses, and makes sandwiches to order on bread or rolls, with enough meat filling to fuel a construction worker for, say, a week or two. And if you're in the market for the Polish equivalent of instant soup (cabbage, barley or beet) or cake mixes (with metric measurements), there's no better spot to explore.Extra
Eagle's stock of international beers is vast enough to impress any connoisseur. Along with the usual suspects, look for brews from Kenya and Poland, most sold in large bottles. Skol!