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National Pierogi Day

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As a Pittsburgher, it’s important to enjoy all of the city’s finest gifts… the Pens, the bridges and, of course, the pierogis. There is a well-known correlation between Pittsburgh and Pierogies. Introduced to our city by immigrants, these filled dumplings became very popular very fast. Whether served as a savory side dish or a sweet dessert, it’s a just another Pittsburgh thing that we all know and love.

This Sunday, October 8 is national Pierogi Day and this is your guide to the best pierogi joints in Pittsburgh. Pierogies may not have been invented here, but we sure do house some of the best around! From local breweries to a brand new pierogi bar, Pittsburgh is the place to be on this year’s National Pierogi Day.

The Church Brew Works
Lawrenceville
Pierogies and beers in a church? Sounds just like heaven! Church Brew Works houses some of the best pierogi dishes and combinations. Known for their buffalo pierogies and their pierogi pizza, this unique restaurant has raving reviews! It’s definitely a must try!

S&D Polish Deli
Penn Avenue
What better place to try Polish-made dumplings, than a local Polish deli? Made with some of the freshest and best quality ingredients, this local deli offers a variety of delicious pierogis that can be savory or sweet. Some of their most popular pierogi dishes include Potato& Cheddar Cheese, Sweet Cabbage and Mushroom.

Apteka
Penn Avenue
This Central and Eastern Europe Cuisine restaurant is all vegan and cooks up some darn good pierogies! Apteka was opened by Tomasz Skowronski who grew up traveling back and forth between Pittsburgh and Poland, so you know these pierogies must be good!

Butterjoint
Oakland
Pierogies filled with mashed potatoes and homemade farmers cheese? Yes, please! Butterjoint’s pierogis will blow you away. These homemade dumplings served with caramelized onions and sour cream are sure to make it to the top of any pierogi list!

Stuff’d
7th Street
One of the newest additions to Pittsburgh: Stuff’d Piergogi Bar! How does a Cheeseburger Pierogi sound? Or what about a Mac n Cheese one? Or maybe even a Chicken Parmesan Pierogi? If these all sound as amazing to you as they should, then the Stuff’d Pierogi bar is the place for you! With over a dozen of different variations, you can’t go wrong at the newest pierogi joint in the burgh!
Rivers Casino will also be hosting a pierogi tasting all day on Sunday. Come out and celebrate national pierogi day in the best way! Enjoy live Polka music and guest appearances by our favorite Pittsburgh Pirates Pierogies!

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