Among the many Polish meat markets and restaurants, Karczma stands out for its delicious and inexpensive Polish food. For $30, you could enjoy a feast large enough to feed a family of four for several days. Decorated like a traditional farmhouse with old Polish folk music and waitresses dressed in traditional garb, Karczma will make you feel like you traveled back in time to the Old Country. They have happy hour on Thursdays with Polish beer for $3.50. And if you can’t get enough of the kielbasa, stop by one of the many Polish meat markets on your way home. We recommend Sikorski.

Milk & Roses

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Relaxed and unpretentious, Milk & Roses is the perfect spot for an afternoon coffee, a glass of wine or a dinner. With a little garden in the back, it’s a sweet hideaway that you might never want to leave. The floor to ceiling bookshelves add to the cozy, romantic ambiance of this cute cafe, and the arrival of chef Matthieu Housse, a founder of We are the Oracle from Paris, has meant that cocktails here have been taken up to a whole new level. They also host book readings and live music. Don’t miss the backyard too.

Another notable spot is Cherry Point, which opened last year. The chef worked with April Bloomfield at the Spotted Pig so he has a whole charcuterie program. Writer Laura Itzkowitz says, “I love to go there and get a cheese board with some of their smoked fish. They even make their own saltine crackers and they’re seriously addictive!”