Roman and Aleksandra Okonski are spirited world travelers who have proudly maintained their Polish heritage along the way. Roman’s dream has always been to open a Polish Deli/Bakery and share this appreciation with others. In 2007 his dream came true when they opened London Variety. This quirky couple makes a perfect team balancing the baking, cooking, and customer service. As soon as you meet Roman, his vibrant personality will warm the cockles of your heart and his hilarious stories will make it hard to walk away. Leave the cooking and baking to Aleksandra’s charm and dedication, which will win you over with every bite.London Variety is well known for their Polish imports, baking and cooking. Popular products like their homemade bread are crafted from all-natural ingredients, and can complement any meal. London Variety is also vegetarian-friendly, and is the only place in Thunder Bay where you can find buckwheat cabbage rolls. In addition they have a vegetarian potato salad as well as crepes made with cabbage or spinach. Or, for those meat lovers out there, try their Bigos, known as Hunter’s Stew or enjoy their meat and cheese platters that are as tasty as they are artistic.
The true legacy of London Variety lies in Aleksandra’s baking. From her famous poppy seed pastry to her delicious cheesecakes, Aleksandra’s own style and artistic background shines through. Each personalized cake is an edible work of art. From the latest pop star to any celebratory event or holiday, her authentic Polish tradition and her modern artistic style combine to create magnificent cakes with divine sensation. So come out to the Country Market or stop by their store, Roman will be eager to help you with whatever you’re looking for.
320 Balsam St.
Thunder Bay, ON.