Mom-Mom’s Polish Food Cart Goes Brick and Mortar in Bridesburg
It'll be a small BYOB restaurant with an attached Polish market.
Mom-Mom’s, Ryan Elmore and Kaitlin Wines’s roving Polish food cart, is setting up a storefront at 2551 Orthodox Street in Bridesburg, the very Polish River Wards neighborhood.
Over the last three years, the Mom-Mom’s cart held court at Headhouse Square’s farmers market, summertime Night Markets, occasionally outside our local breweries — not to mention the countless festivals and events — where it dished out traditional and not-so-traditional pierogi, old-world stuffed cabbage, kielbasa and more.
But as their customer base grew, the cart’s size stayed the same — and with so much more to offer, expanding to a brick and mortar only made sense (a standard course of progression in the food truck world).
The Bridesburg Mom-Mom’s will be a BYOB sit-down restaurant with a small market section stocked with pickled vegetables, mustards and other classic Polish pantry items. Elmore and Wines plan to make it an all-encompassing experience with cooking classes, beer tastings, and other food events. (So, after your pierogi-making class, you can grab some ingredients in the market to replicate your work at home.)
There’s no doubt that Mom-Mom’s will fit into the neighborhood nicely, considering its large Polish community. “We want to fill the void left by Lachowicz,” says Wines about the Polish deli that closed a few months ago after 71 years in Bridesburg. They say that they have a great relationship with Port Richmond’s famous kielbasy institution, Czerw’s, and plan to work with them closely to bring quality Polish meats back to Bridesburg.
Elmore and Wines are shooting to soft open next weekend (December 9th). Hours will go from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday through Saturday.