Compact, tasty, and filling, pierogies are perfect food for a Polish girl on the go. That’s why they’re my FAVORITE! While I prefer making them at home, I do occasionally have to buy them.
For out-of-towners who have stumbled upon this page:
pieÃ‚Â·roÃ‚Â·gi also piÃ‚Â·roÃ‚Â·gi n. : A semicircular dumpling with any of various fillings, such as finely chopped meat or vegetables, that is often sautÃƒÂ©ed after being boiled.
There are a couple of places I like to buy them in bulk in the ‘burgh:
First up is Pierogies Plus owned by Helen Mannarino, located in a former gas station in McKees Rocks, and staffed by the sweetest Ukrainian and Polish ladies and gents. Second up is Clara’s Pierogies, which is owned by Kathy Davis (daughter of Clara!) The business started out as a catering company and is now located in the South Hills on Route 51.
Both Pierogies Plus and Clara’s have similar menus, offering some crazy fillings like apricot and jalapeno, while staying close to traditional favorites the kraut, potato, and cheese. They also offer kielbasa, potato pancakes, and other fixin’s.
Helpful hints: you can print out coupons from both websites. And and now you can order from Pierogies Plus online! And DEAR GOD, Helen can even show you how to Make Your Own Pierogies on DVD. (Best PGH-esque stocking stuffer EVER Award.) Someone please take away my credit card.
Any other places to stock up on pierogi? Let us know.