The Best Pierogi in Buffalo is…

Food & Drink


Written by Lauren Spoth

Published on May 22, 2017

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Ru’s award-winning Roasted Red Pepper and Crab pierogi


And the winner is…

The damp Buffalo weather didn’t keep any Sunday Funday-ers away from the first ever Buffalo Pierogi Fest on May 21, 2017 at the Buffalo Outer Harbor! Attendees eagerly tried ten of local Western New York restaurants’ perfectly crafted dough pockets before submitting their votes for the three coveted awards.
Ru’s Pierogi took the crown for not one, but two awards including the most coveted “Buffalo’s Best Pierogi” and “Most Creative Pierogi” with their popular roasted red pepper and crab concoction. Winning the crown of “Most Traditional Pierogi” was the classic farmer cheese stuffed pierogi from Keeping Traditions.

Other pierogi masters who participated in the competition – and also brought their A-game were: Chrusciki Bakery, Home Cooked Buffalo, K Sisters Authentic Pierogi, The Mess Hall, Ms. Judi’s Food Truck, North Star Tavern, Potts Deli & Grille, and Stella’s Old Fashioned Pierogi.
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The Keeping Traditions team with their ‘Best Traditional Pierogi’ prize

Here’s the top three winners in each category:

Buffalo’s Best Pierogi
1st Place – Ru’s Pierogi
2nd Place – Chrusciki Bakery
3rd Place – The Mess Hall
Most Creative:
1st Place – Ru’s Pierogi
2nd Place – Chrusciki Bakery, Inc.
3rd Place – Ms. Judi’s
Best Traditional:
1st Place – Keeping Traditions Buffalo
2nd Place – K Sisters
3rd Place – Potts Deli & Grille

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Chrusciki Bakery’s Blueberry & Sweet Chesse pierogi

These delicious pierogi weren’t the only stars of the afternoon, attendees were also entertained by live music by Kickstart Rumble and fun classes and activities from Studio Hue Craft Parties and the Buffalo Museum of Science. Despite the wet weather, attendees also partook in presenting sponsor Compeer’s cornhole tournament, Quarter Deck Athletics’ mini-crossfit games competition, and of course enjoyed a puppy pen from the Buffalo Animal Shelter’s PAWS Truck. Local food truck favorites Get Fried Food Truck and Rolling Cannoli Food Truck were also at the Fest to provide additional munchies.
The 2017 Buffalo Pierogi Fest was proudly sponsored by Compeer, SEEKAXIOM, Print2Web, Buffalo Tech Consulting, M&B Contractors, Waterford Advisors, Rolling Hills Asylum, McCarthy Tents & Events, ABC Rental, Balloon Masters, Am-Pol Eagle, and Yelp.

About our Presenting Sponsor: Compeer recruits, screens, and matches trained volunteers and mentors in one-to-one supportive friendship relationships with children, adults, military veterans and seniors, who are striving for good mental health. Compeer believes that the healing power of friendship helps to change lives. Compeer volunteer friends and mentors become positive role models, help raise self-esteem, increase social and communication skills, and encourage independence for their Compeer friends. Compeer provides a fun, and flexible volunteer opportunity that fits into anyone’s lifestyle, as we only ask for a minimum of one hour per week. There are endless rewards and opportunities for personal growth and satisfaction when you join the Compeer family.
About the Organizers: is a local website based in Western New York that informs people on the latest and greatest happenings in the area. We’re a popular and ever-growing resource for people all over the region, and now we’re bringing great events to the Queen City that encourage and support businesses in our community!

Written by <a href="" target="_self">Lauren Spoth</a>

Written by Lauren Spoth

Lauren is the Creative Marketing Director at Step Out Buffalo aka the person who posts all those memes on social. A lover of Buffalo, food, travel, and animals, she can usually be found trying different local restaurants while planning her next adventure and asking passersby if she can pet their dog. Follow her dog-petting adventures on Instagram @laurenspoth
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