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Best Pierogi Restaurants & Makers According to Western New Yorkers

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Written by Step Out Staff

Published on March 4, 2021

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When you think of foods that are a Buffalo/Western New York staple, do you think pierogi?

Maybe you do, maybe you don’t, but we’re here to confirm that it’s a *very* Buffalo thing to have grown up eating the delicious fried dumplings regularly – Polish blood coursing through your veins or not.

It’s one of those dishes that Buffalonians are often all too familiar with, more so than much of the rest of the country. While pierogi is often associated with Polish cuisine, the origins are often disputed, having rumored roots in multiple ethnicities.

When it comes to pierogi, the filling options are endless. In Buffalo and Western New York a wide range of flavors is available, from traditional versions like potato, farmer’s cheese, and sauerkraut to off-the-wall pierogi filled with almost anything you can think. At any given time throughout the year you might stumble upon chicken wing dip pierogi, big mac pierogi, bbq pork and cheddar, tequila chicken fajita, and even dessert pierogi. And if you’re wondering about the grammatically correct word for plural pierogi, it’s pierogi. It had to be said.

Let’s get into the guide

In order to pull the following list together, we asked our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram followers where to find the best pierogi in Buffalo and WNY. They answered with their top picks and we’ve included the full list of reader recommendations below. If it was mentioned, it’s listed.

Because we received hundreds of comments resulting in over 25 recommendations, there are options all across WNY. From sit-down service to fast casual options and take out for instance, pierogi are served in a variety of places, all worth recommending according to Western New Yorkers.

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Best of the Best

While many recommendations were mentioned more than once, there were certain places mentioned over and over (and over) again. It’s safe to say these are our readers’ top picks for pierogi:

  1. Polish Nook Restaurant (Niagara Falls)
  2. Simply Pierogi (Clarence)
  3. Polish Villa (Cheektowaga)
  4. Paul’s Pierogi (Online)

Keep scrolling for the full list of mentions!

Check out the comments on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for menu item recommendations and specific info you can’t get anywhere else, out of the mouths of customers! Plus explore more guides with recommendations according to Western New Yorkers.

Guide to Best Pierogi in Buffalo & WNY According to Western New Yorkers


Restaurants

Babcia’s Pierogi

999 Broadway Buffalo, New York 14212 • $$

Polish

Buffalo

Fast Casual / Counter Service

Buffalo's premiere pierogi & Polish take out foods ...

Espo’s Catering

2771 Delaware Ave Kenmore, NY 14217 • $

North Buffalo

Catering

Buffalo born and raised, our standard of food has always been very high. After being in the industry for over a decade, Chef Brent Esposito and his wife ...

Gadawski’s

1445 Falls St Niagara Falls, NY 14303 • $

Polish

Niagara County

Casual / Full Table Service

Venerable, family-owned bar/eatery serving classic Polish & some American dishes in old-school digs. ...

Morluski’s Polish & Italian Cuisine

121 Prospect St Attica, New York 14011 • $$

ItalianPolish

Wyoming County

Casual / Full Table Service

Morluski's is a relaxed, comfy-cozy family place. We serve yummy, fresh, authentic, hand-made Polish and Italian food. We use recipes passed down for ...

Mr. Pot Pie – East Aurora

718 Main St East Aurora, New York 14052 • $

Bakery

South Towns

Take Out

The company is a family owned business operated by a father son team with about 20 employees. Still small enough to provide quality of products that the ...

Ms. Judi’s Food Truck

Buffalo, NY 14305 • $

International

Niagara County

Food Truck / Stand / Cart, Catering

Ms. Judi's passion is making great food to be shared with friends and family. In the United States, we are from many cultures and the best way to get to ...

Pizza by Molinos

1974 Clinton St Buffalo, New York 14206 • $

Pizza

Buffalo

Casual / Full Table Service, Take Out

Whether you are in the mood for one of our delicious Pizzas, our Chicken Wings, or our Friday Fish Fry, We've got what you're craving. ...

Polish Nook

2242 Cudaback Ave Niagara Falls, New York 14305 • $$

Polish

Niagara County

Casual / Full Table Service

Located in Niagara Falls, Polish Nook is an old-fashioned, family-owned restaurant and bar which has been serving up authentic Polish cuisine since 1964. Polish ...

Polish Villa

2954 Union RD Cheektowaga, New York 14225 • $$

Polish

Cheektowaga and East

Casual / Full Table Service, Take Out, Catering

Polish Villa is an authentic polish restaurant. Come try our pierogis and other polish specialties, which we have been serving up for more than 20 years! ...

Potts Deli and Grill

41 S Rossler Ave Cheektowaga, NY 14206 • $

Polish

Buffalo

Casual / Full Table Service, Catering

Potts Deli & Grille is a family owned restaurant serving Famous Polish & American cuisine. Full Mouth watering Banquet & Catering menu Too! At ...

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R & L Lounge

23 Mills St Buffalo, New York 14202 • $

Polish

Buffalo

Casual / Full Table Service

Lottie and her husband Ronnie are the owners of the R & L Lounge on 23 Mills Street in Buffalo's Polonia Historic District. Visiting the R$L is like ...

Simply Pierogi

4475 Transit Rd Harris Hill, New York 14221 • $

Polish

North Towns

Fast Casual / Counter Service, Take Out

Simply Pierogi - Polish Kitchen is our fast-casual restaurant serving Polish cuisine in a modern-day format. Enjoy Pierogi Bowls, Salads, Polish Platters ...

Slavic Bazzar

1550 William St Buffalo, NY 14206 • $

Polish

Buffalo

Fast Casual / Counter Service

Buffalo Sav Inc., is a premiere destination for authentic Russian, Polish, Ukranian, Yugoslavian, and European Cuisines. Our meats are delivered fresh ...

Sto Lat Bar

4475 Transit Rd Williamsville, New York 14221 • $$

PolishAmericanBurgersDeli-Sandwiches

North Towns

Casual / Full Table Service

Sto Lat Bar is a restaurant and bar, serving authentic Polish cuisine, signature cocktails, local draft beers, and much more! Located in the new BFLO District ...

The Black Sheep Restaurant & Bar

367 Connecticut Street, Buffalo, NY, United States Buffalo, New York 14213 • $$$

New American

Buffalo

Casual / Full Table Service, Bar

The Black Sheep Restaurant $ Bar is truly a WNY stand out, not only in their uniquely fine cuisine, but their 'unrelenting commitment to locally sourced ...

The Cheesy Chick Cafe

5385 Main Street Williamsville, New York 14221 • $

American

North Towns

Fast Casual / Counter Service, Take Out, Catering

Classic comfort food immediately transmits adults back to their childhood with one bite. We've taken a classic food, and turned up the volume! The Cheesy ...

The North Star Tavern

7340 Seneca Street Buffalo, New York 14052 • $$

AmericanBuffalo FoodPolish

South Towns

Casual / Full Table Service

Warm atmosphere, serving fresh, local American food with Polish flair made from scratch. Great craft beer on tap. Don't miss our award-winning pierogi! Takeout ...

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Shops & Makers

Barbie-Pierogi (Keeping Traditions)

12 Howard Street Silver Creek, NY 14136

Southern Tier

At Barbie-Pierogi we produce three lines of pierogi.  First is our "TRADITIONAL" line with staple fillings such as farmer cheese, sauerkraut and potato. ...

Camillo’s Sloan Super Market

494 Reiman St Buffalo, NY 14212

Buffalo

Camillo's Sloan Super Market is a family owned and operated business specializing in fresh meats, produce, and deli. We pride ourselves on outstanding ...

K Sisters Authentic Pierogi

2116 Clinton St # 1 Buffalo, NY 14206

Buffalo

Authentic Pierogi from K Sisters on Clinton Street in Buffalo, New York. K Sisters is the home of Buffalo’s world-famous pierogi and old-fashioned ...

Ru’s Pierogi

Buffalo, New York • $$

Buffalo Food37963878

Other

Dear Ru's Pierogi Restaurant Patrons, It's been almost three years since we first opened our restaurant, back when we wanted nothing more than to share ...

Other Spots

  • Paul’s PierogiFacebook
  • Our Lady Czestochowa Church – 23 Willowlawn Pkwy, Cheektowaga, NY 14206, (716)822-5590, Website
  • Tina’s Homemade Pierogies Facebook
  • St. Nichols Ukrainian Catholic Church – 308 Fillmore Ave, Buffalo, NY 14206, Website
  • St. John Kanty Church – 101 Swinburne St, Buffalo, NY 14212, Website

Shout out to our intern Alexis for her help researching and publishing this guide!

Written by <a href="https://stepoutbuffalo.com/author/step-out-staff/" target="_self">Step Out Staff</a>

Written by Step Out Staff

A group of Step Out Buffalo team members worked together to create this post from research and writing to editing and imagery. Thanks for reading!

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