By Becky Billingsley
Wednesday, July 11, 2012, Myrtle Beach - Myrtle Beach area diners are lucky to have Polish specialties served at International Kitchen in Longs, but now the new Baltyk Foods European Market is supplying ingredients for authentic Polish and Russian meals.
The shop faces the former Myrtle Square Mall site from 27th Avenue North, and inside are shelves lined with specialty Polish and Russian food products.
Dry goods range from pudding mixes and dried mushrooms to crispy snacks, cookies and candies. There are dried fish, canned fish and fish in jars, pickles, condiments (like beetroot with horseradish), juices and sparkling waters, seasonings and special pierogi flour mixes.
In the freezer are authentic heat and eat pierogies and other perishable treats, while in the refrigerator there are desserts including Polish Cheesecake, Poppy Seed Cheesecake and Poppy Seed Strudel.
A long refrigerated case at the market's front contains meats like Szynka Staropolska (Polish smoked ham), Hungarian-style salami, smoked Polish kielbasa, Kabanosy (Polish dry sausage) and blood sausage.
Soon a coffee shop serving Polish pastries and ice cream will be added to the market.
Baltyk Foods European Market is at 2701 N. Kings Highway in Myrtle Beach, at the back of the building. It's open daily from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., and the number is (843) 443-6444.