Neopol Savory Smokery Opens Deli in Hollins Market

| November 3, 2021 | 0 Comments

Neopol Savory Smokery recently opened a deli at its production kitchen at 873 Hollins St. in the Lion Brothers Building of the UM BioPark in Hollins Market. Neopol has been running a commercial kitchen out of the approximately 3,300 sq. ft. space since 2018, but recently opened for retail deli hours this fall.

The deli at Neopol’s Hollins Market location is now open Wednesday from 11am to 6pm. Neopol will add days to its lineup in the future as business picks up, and hopes to add breakfast hours in the future.

Neopol, which was started more than 30 years ago by Barbara Lahnstein with son Dorian Brown later joining the business, has locations at Belvedere Square in North Baltimore and Union Market in Washington, D.C. ┬áNeopol also sells its smoked foods at farmers markets in Baltimore and Washington, D.C. including at the Baltimore Farmers’ Market & Bazaar and 32nd Street Farmers Market. The company also does catering.

Lahnstein is from Germany and Neopol is a European-style smokery with influences form Germany and Scandinavia. Neopol smokes more than 1,200 pounds of salmon a week and offers other smoked meats such as gravlax, whitefish, rainbow trout, shrimp, mussels, turkey, and pork loin.

The menu at Neopol’s Hollins Market location includes its signature Smoked Salmon BLT; additional sandwiches with its smoked meats and portobello mushrooms; salads with fish and meats; and servings of smoked salmon salad, shrimp salad, smoked whitefish salad, smoked egg salad, and smoked hummus. Customers can also buy smoked salmon and gravlax by the pound, and shrimp and mussels by quantity.

Neopol offers signature lemonades including its cardamom ginger lemonade, as well as sodas.

The dining room at the Hollins Market location has reclaimed wood tables as well as couch seating. Large windows facing Hollins St. bring a lot of light into the space. There is a deli fridge where customers can see the smoked meat and salad selections.

Most of the space is dedicated to its kitchen which has two smokers, walk-in refrigerators, prep tables, and a loading dock to pack up for farmers markets.

While Neopol expects to get business from University of Maryland, Baltimore, Brown and Lahnstein hope it will be an asset for the entire Hollins Market community.

Brown said the COVID-19 pandemic was a challenge, but Neopol has been able to hang on thanks to catering orders from the University of Maryland, Baltimore for its essential workers.

Brown said things at Neopol are “coming together,” but in comparison to the heart of the pandemic, he said things are now going “great.”

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