Updated April 2020
It’s about that time of year – we’re seriously craving our fave Polish delight! Pierogi are in season people – and a few Buffalo restaurants are taking the yummy stuffed dumplings to the next level. These restaurants have put their own exciting and unique twist on the dish, and we suggest that you get at them immediately (some of these are seasonal- aka v time-sensitive).
1. Black Sheep
367 Connecticut Street, Buffalo, NY 14213
You’ll notice that the pierogi here are listed on the small plate menu with no description. Your pierogi may be filled with pork and potato, sausage and sauerkraut, pork and onion… it all just depends on the day (aka if you’re the experimental type, this one’s for you). But we can assure you that no matter the day, you’ll be thoroughly impressed with their authentic European version of the plate.
4401 Transit Rd, Buffalo, NY 14221
PSA: pierogi is available as an app and entrée here (anyone else down for a two-course pierogi meal?). For starters, they’ve got two variations to choose from- we’ll let the descriptions speak for themselves. First up, the “pierogi with burnt ends” aka their house-made farmer’s cheese and thyme pierogi, with brisket and rib tips, k.c.style sauce, sour cream and crispy onions. The second starter option is the “house-made pierogi & fall vegetables” aka a house-made farmer’s cheese pierogi with sautéed onion, butternut squash, beech mushroom and spinach. And finally, the veal and lobster pierogi entrée is the ultimate pierogi-lover’s comfort meal with seared house-made cheese pierogi, braised veal, lobster claw, garlic & shallot, thyme, cream and demi-glaze (can I get an amen?!).
1502 Niagara St. Buffalo, NY 14213
If you prefer a farmer’s cheese-stuffed pierogi, we def recommend the pierogis here. These pierogis are filled with farmer’s cheese and your choice of pork belly, apple or egg – do we need to say anymore?