Good soup is a hallmark of Polish cuisine, and when it comes to good soups there are few competitors to zurek. Sometimes called "white borsch" (a related soup with slightly different ingredients), the blend of fermented rye stock, spices, kielbasa and egg makes for hearty start to a good Polish meal. And at Lomzynianka, perhaps the coziest Polish restaurant in New York, zurek can do perfectly fine on its own.
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Note: Lomzynianka is currently closed, though it's uncertain whether it's undergoing renovations or is being replaced by a different restaurant. Investigate in person at 646 Manhattan Ave in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.