Find yourself pining for pierogi? Racine Bakery and Deli is the place to go. This gem specializes in central and eastern European baked goods, meats, and other delicacies for long-time residents and new immigrants longing for the epicurean delights of their homelands.
The spacious building housing Racine Bakery has a fully operational kitchen that produces a wide array of baked goods, including breads (sourdough, Polish Rye and seven-grain), tarts, cakes, pies and cookies. Everything is baked fresh daily and to order, in case you need a cake for a party or celebration. Racine Bakery also has an extensive selection of cured meats and cheeses, hot stews, soups, dinner entrees and specialties like pierogis and krokiety. While you shop or wait for your order to be filled, you can have a sandwich made to order. If you don't have much willpower, watch out; the display cases can be enticing for even the most sated international diners.
Racine Bakery does fill with customers throughout the day, but the spacious center area ensures that you won't be jostling other hungry patrons as you make a beeline for the sausage selection. Small sunroofs overhead allow for plenty of sunlight to fill the store.
Average cost: <$10
Centerstage Reviewer: Chuck Sudo