Category Archives: Pierogi

East Village Dumpling Tour

New York City’s East Village neighborhood is replete with dumpling eating options.  Historically the East Village was home to Eastern European immigrants and there are still some excellent places to get pierogi and varenyky.  Over the past 15 years a … Continue reading

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Golden Brand Frozen Potato and Onion Pierogies

  Rating:   Golden Brand Frozen Pierogies are made by Old Fashioned Kitchen, Inc. which began in 1951 as a storefront business in Brooklyn making fresh blintzes for local bakeries and distributors.  These first blintzes were made on an eight-burner stove … Continue reading

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RIP Theodore Twardzik, Pierogy Entrepreneur

Theodore Twardzik founded Mrs. T’s Pierogies in 1952 in Shenandoah, PA, using his mother’s family recipe.  The company has it origins in Mrs. Mary Twardizik’s small business selling homemade pierogies at church fairs. Her son, Theodore, saw the long lines … Continue reading

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Potato and Leek Pierogi Recipe

This is a pretty quick potato pierogi recipe that uses pre-made round Chinese  dumpling wrappers. Ingredients: 1 lb New Yellow potatoes, 2 Leeks 1/2 cup milk or soy milk, 1 tablespoon butter or margarine, 1 pack of Chinese dumpling wrapper, salt … Continue reading

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Fresh Pierogi Brand Pierogi served with Kimchi

Rating: Fresh Pierogi is a family owned company founded in 1991 that sells a range of packaged, refrigerated pierogi through supermarket chains. Their store in NJ sells refrigerated fresh made pierogi and cooked take-out orders that you can get steamed, … Continue reading

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Little Poland, New York, NY

With the closing of places like Leshko’s and Kiev over the past few years New York’s East Village is progressively losing its Eastern European flavor. With an old school diner vibe, Little Poland is one of the remaining holdouts where you can … Continue reading

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Veselka, New York City

Veselka is an East Village classic, serving up Ukrainian food around the clock to locals and late night bar crawlers.  Today’s full service restaurant had it’s beginnings in 1954 as a news stand that also served soup and sandwiches and … Continue reading

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Pierogi Love at Sky Mall

While crammed into a US Airways flight waiting for the plane to reach cruising altitude and the “OK” to use my laptop, I spotted pierogi based Christmas decorations amongst the weird and random offerings in the Sky Mall catalog.  Sky … Continue reading

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Pierogi Heaven, Chicago Ill

Historically Chicago was home to large populations of immigrants from Southern and Eastern Europe; in 1900 77% of the population was either first or second generation immigrants, with Germans, Irish, Poles, Swedes and Czechs making up nearly two-thirds of the … Continue reading

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Neptune Polish Restaurant, New York, NY

Neptune is a small Polish dinner in New York City’s East Village neighborhood and is contributing writer, El Diablo’s, go-to spot for pierogies. I can understand his devotion to Neptune, the restaurant won best potato pierogi in the recent 2013 … Continue reading

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