Cosmopolitan Bakery, Carry Out & Catering

We have been wanting to try a pljeskavica, a Bosnian hamburger, since reading Robert Sietsema’s review of Bosna Express in Queens, NY. And after reading Suburban Tasteland’s description of Cosmopolitan, we knew we could satisfy the urge right here in Alexandria. (Also see “Bosnia’s Big Mac,” by Jonathan Gold, LA Weekly, May 19, 2005.)
First, the important parts. Everything at Cosmopolitan Bakery, Carry Out & Catering is fresh. The pljeskavica (also called the Bosnia Burger at Cosmopolitan) is excellent. This is now our favorite hamburger in DC. The cevapcici at Cosmopolitan is excellent. The cheese Burek at Cosmopolitan is excellent. The chocolate Reform Cake at Cosmopolitan is excellent. The co-owner and chef of Cosmopolitan, Enes, is friendly and gracious, quick to give credit to his partner Ivica, and answered every question we had. The prices at Cosmopolitan are very reasonable. It is across the street from the Huntington Metro stop (Yellow line). Highly Recommended. Go, go, go.
Update September, 2008: moved to 7770 Richmond Highway, Alexandria, VA, 703-360-3660 web site.
Cosmopolitan Bakery, Carry Out & Catering, formerly Restaurant Cosmopolitan, web site, 5902A N. Kings Highway, Alexandria, VA, between T-Nails and Euro Foods, across from the Huntington Metro Station in Huntington Square, 703-329-3303 [Tyler Cowen | Suburban Tasteland]

Cosmopolitan Bakery, Carry Out & Catering
Cosmopolitan Bakery, Carry Out & Catering

Enes, one of the owners
Enes, chef and co-owner of Cosmopolitan. The other owner is Ivica.

Burek - home made filo pastry dough stuffed with beef, cheese, spinach, or zucchini
Burek – made-on-the-premises filo pastry dough stuffed with beef, cheese, spinach, or zucchini. We had the cheese Burek. Excellent.

Pljeskavica, the Bosnia Burger, before grilling
Pljeskavica, the Bosnia Burger, before grilling.

Cevapcici, homemade sausages, before grilling
Cevapcici, homemade sausages, before grilling.

fresh bread, baked there
Fresh bread, baked there. (What, are you still sitting at home reading this?? Go, go, go.)

Pljeskavica and Cevapcici on the grill
Pljeskavica and Cevapcici on the grill.

Enes grilling the Pljeskavica and Cevapcici
Enes grilling the Pljeskavica and Cevapcici.

Pljeskavica, ready to eat
Pljeskavica ready to eat, with a dollop of sour cream. Note the white onion slices under the bread. EXCELLENT! (Unbelieveable, you’re STILL sitting at home reading this? Go, go, go!)

Cevapcici, ready to eat
Cevapcici ready to eat. Note the white onion slices under the bread. EXCELLENT!

Veal Schnitzel being prepared
Veal Schnitzel being prepared.

Veal Schnitzel being fried
Veal Schnitzel being fried.

Veal Schnitzel with fries, ready to eat
Veal Schnitzel with fries, ready to eat. This is OK.

Chocolate Reform Cake
Chocolate Reform Cake. EXCELLENT!!! (If you’re still sitting at home reading this, sheesh….)

Baklava
Baklava. Quite good, but not as flakey as some might be used to.

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  1. Oh, Lord, you’ve just given me a hell of a reason to go to Queens! I’ve not had a pljeskavica in about three years (I lived in Macedonia and would travel a lot all over the Balkans).

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