Though this week’s Polish-inflected specialty market, Zavotski (2600 W Sylvania Ave), excels with “custom meats,” a few snack and snack-adjacent items also stand out.
Tired of munching on the same old powder-covered corn chips? Here are a few snacks to help you continue weathering the prolonged quarantine:
Smoked Kielbasa Landjagers
Sold in pairs, Zavotski’s Smoked Kielbasa Landjaegers represent snack-worthy versions of the meat department’s premier attraction, the house-made kielbasa. If you know about Toledo’s selection of local kielbasa, this iteration is a worthy addition to every connoisseur’s list.
Pan fry Srodek’s Farmer’s Cheese and Chive pierogis in whichever oil you feel like until the dough crisps into a golden landscape blanketing gooey cheese textured like ricotta. Dust with salt and dill for a plating that’s eminently Instagramable.
Devil’s Kiss Beef Jerky
Smoked in house, Zavotski’s Devil’s Kiss jerky is SPICY. Anyone inclined toward slightly mind-altering levels of spice will appreciate this tender jerky’s rush of heat.
Venture into a new world of chip dips with Zavotski’s signature Killer Dip. This creamy mixture basically tastes like Ranch dressing elevated with herbs and shredded cheese. Pair with corn chips for a pleasing textural juxtaposition and make sure you have a reliable quarantine partner to cut you off if things begin to spiral out of control (i.e. you’ve decimated the tub of subtly addicting dip in one sitting).
Hot ‘N’ Spicy Chicken Breading
Though this Hot ‘N’ Spicy Chicken Breading shouldn’t be consumed by itself, definitely deploy it to fry up any of Zavotski’s fresh chicken (after a deep soak in buttermilk to ensure the breading coheres with the flesh, of course). This breading is also a helpful companion in frying your own pickle slices, if you get down like that.