Tradition, culture, hard work and family. This was instilled in owner Andrew Kaczmarek at a very young age by his father Jan. Jan opened Polonia Bakery on Monroe Street in 1953, where he emphasized traditional polish recipes that have been passed down generation to generation. He took with him the culture of a true Polish deli and brought it to the heart of Passaic County. When Jan retired he passed down his business to his son Andrzej, the current owner.
Andrzej is passionate for maintaining what was instilled in him at such a young age by his father. Polonia Bakery has many popular traditional baked goods.
Polonia bakery is known for the superb babka, poppy seed cake, rye bread (including an especially delicious dense variety that begs to be toasted and spread thickly with butter or topped with smoked fish or meat), and especially its paczki (pronounced “punchkey”), or polish donuts, which the bakery is best known for. If you ask anyone who has tried any of Polonia Bakery’s goods, they’ll tell you they’ve been coming back ever since.