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Pittsburgh is home to some of the best pierogi joints in the country, so make sure to check out a few of our favorites next time you're in town.
Location: 4606 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15224
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 pierogi that made it famous. Plus, Apteka is fully vegan so everyone can enjoy this culinary delight!
Location: 208 N Craig St, Pittsburgh, PA 15213
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.
Location: 342 Island Ave, McKees Rocks, PA 15136
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 at Pierogies Plus – the owner, Helen Mannarino, is from Poland. This restaurant ignores trendy pierogi and limits culinary experiments to flavors that complement the traditional recipe.
Location: 116 Ella St. McKees Rocks, PA 15136
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.
Location: Schedule found here.
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.
Location: 3525 Liberty Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15201
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 sauté, there's a pierogi option for everyone! Plus the restaurant is located in a church-turned-brewery so the atmosphere is as unique as the pierogi creations themselves!
Location: 350 Butler St, Pittsburgh, PA 15223
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.
Location: 2204 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Enjoy a lunch of fresh pierogies at S&D Polish Deli in the Strip District! Choose between fried or cooked and savory or sweet pierogies to craft a perfectly Pittsburgh pierogi lunch. While you're there, explore an array of Polish imports and gifts.
Location: 224 East 8th Avenue Homestead PA 15120
Enjoy your choice of cheddar or jalapeño pierogies topped with caramelized onions and served with herb-infused sour cream when you visit Dorothy 6 Blast Furnace Cafe in Homestead. They also serve other upscale and hand-crafted pub fare along with extensive draft and cocktail lists.