100 Years of Polish, Right Here on the West Side
Our market has been a fixture on Grand Rapids' West Side since 1923 and came into its own in 1948, thanks to the man we call Uncle Ray. From a family of meat market owners, Ray Lewandoski gave everything to his store to offer his neighbors the highest-quality products for their everyday meals.
Lewandoski's roots run deep, and it's our mission to keep that history and Polish heritage alive by continuing to make his incomparable recipes like fresh and smoked Kielbasa and Krakowska while also sharing some of our favorites like pierogies, kapusta, Italian sausage, and chorizo. What can we say? We're foodies who believe everyone deserves to eat well.
While we've been at the corner of Walker and Powers Avenues for a century, you'll find Lewandoski's throughout the West Side. We're proud of our home and passionate about engaging our community. From working with Polish halls and local organizations to partnering with other small businesses in the neighborhood, we will always step up in our community because that's just the West Side.
Whether you're a familiar face or making your first visit, we're excited to have you be a part of Lewandoski's story.
About the Owners
Owners and brothers Gary and Roger Szotko have had ties to Lewandoski's since childhood. Frequently visiting the store was a tradition of growing up Polish, and they feel a call to carry this on for the benefit of future generations. The Szotkos are preservers of the past and stewards to maintain Lewandoski's as a staple in the community while continuing to grow throughout West Michigan.
The shop has seen a handful of ownership changes, but it has never lost its unique Polish charm. After all, Lewandoski's Market is known for its quality meats and exceptional service and that tradition is sure to carry on.