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Tag: Friendly Foods


First bite: Little European Cafe in Tacoma

Piroshky, fried, yeasty dough stuffed with potato, pork or cabbage, are served in a variety of shapes and configurations at Little European Cafe in Tacoma. Pictured here is pork belyashi.

For years, I’ve written about the piroshky, hearty breads and delicious cakes of Friendly Foods, an Eastern European grocery store near the corner of South Union Avenue and Center Street in Tacoma. In January, the little grocery store expanded next door with an equally small fast-style cafe serving European steam table fare. Read more »


European eats and treats, foraging around the South Sound to find reader favorites

The South Sound restaurant scene has the market cornered on teriyaki and Thai and it seems you can’t turn in a circle without finding a new Vietnamese restaurant. But when it comes to Polish or Russian food, it might be easier to have someone’s grandma do the cooking because those restaurants are in short supply. Read more »