9 Unique Pittsburgh Pierogie Joints

Pittsburgh has some of the best pierogies you'll find anywhere. Here's a few places to try.


Originating from monthly pop-up pierogi nights in Pittsburgh's East End, Apteka is one of Pittsburgh's most impressive pierogi restaurants. Inside you'll find a celebrated Central and Eastern European menu that centers on the pierogies that made it famous. Plus, Apteka is fully vegan so everyone can enjoy this culinary delight!

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If the name alone doesn't intrigue you, the menu definitely will! Cast against a contemporary backdrop in Pittsburgh's popular Oakland neighborhood, Butterjoint proudly sticks to the traditional pierogi recipe, making for a rich dining experience.

Stuff’d Pierogi Bar

For the creative Pierogi lover, give Stuff’d Pierogi Bar a try. Their ingredients come from our local markets right here in Pittsburgh and form their unique offerings like mac & cheese, Rueben, spring roll, and buffalo chicken pierogies! They also offer a full bar with creative cocktails and are located right in the cultural district.

Pierogies Plus

Head over to this renovated gas station in McKees Rocks and you'll find more than 35 varieties of the Pittsburgh culinary delight! Don't doubt that you're getting the true pierogi experience here – the owner, Helen Mannarino, is from Poland. This restaurant ignores trendy pierogies and limits culinary experiments to flavors that complement the traditional recipe.

St. Mary the Dormition of the Birthgiver of God Ukrtainian Orthodox Church

Those looking for a traditional pierogi experience, look no further than St. Mary's! Each Friday morning from Labor Day to Memorial Day, volunteers fill the church to perfectly craft handmade pierogies. From peeling the potatoes to baking the fillings, these pierogies are created by hand and are available for take-out on Fridays.

Pittsburgh Pierogi Food Truck

It wouldn't be a Pittsburgh festival without pierogies! The Pittsburgh Pierogi Food Truck takes the city's pierogi fascination to a new level. When the truck's not serving up warm pierogies at Pittsburgh's largest festivals, follow its Twitter Account to track this elusive and delicious secret.

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Church Brew Works

Pierogies come in all forms at the Church Brew Works. From strictly traditional to a rotating pierogi special as well as a vegetarian buffalo “chicken” pierogi saute, there's a pierogi option for everyone! Plus the restaurant is located in a former church turned brewery so the atmosphere is as unique as the pierogi creations themselves!

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Cop Out Pierogies

Cop Out Pierogies takes a new spin on a Pittsburgh favorite! From savory piergoies to sweet dessert pierogies, Cop Out Pierogies is a delicious culinary adventure from start to finish. You'll find adventurous flavors from lump crab to s'mores and everything in between but if you don't find your perfect flavor, you can also create your own custom creation.

S&D Polish Deli

Enjoy a lunch of fresh pierogies at S&D Polish Deli in the Strip District! Select fried or cooked pierogies and savory or sweet pierogies, to craft a perfectly Pittsburgh pierogi lunch. While you're there, explore an array of Polish imports and gifts.