RE: Chicago delis/foodshops?
Since 1997, I've been receiving an annual shipment of smoked Polish sausages from Chicago's Lasak Delicatessan. A friend buys the sausages when she travels to Chicago for family visits. Lasak's is just a few blocks from her childhood home and the family has patronized it forever. My annual order is up to 20 lbs. When the sausages arrive, I tightly wrap them in Saran wrap, place them in airtight plastic bags and freeze.
The deli address is:
5754 1/2 S Pulaski Rd
Chicago, IL 60629
My friend used to bring smoked garlic sausages, but the Polish deli that made them is closed. I liked the garlic sausages the best; they were absolutely sensational. I'm hopeful my Polish friend will eventually find a new source for smoked garlic sausages.