One thing Buffalonians love is pierogi. Put pierogi together with anything and WNY pretty much goes wild.
So naturally we’re obsessed with the brand new Simply Pierogi – Polish Kitchen that just opened this month at The Eastern Hills Mall. The fast-casual restaurant is part of the brand new 3-in-1 restaurant setup under the Chrusciki Bakery brand along with Sto Lat Bar.
You may have heard earlier this Spring that Chrusciki Bakery left their long standing spot at The Broadway Market due to decreased traffic over the years. They relocated to 4475 Transit Rd. (Suite 108) at the mall and decided to take a three-pronged approach to Polish food, drink, and baked goods. Under the same roof you’ll find all three concepts – Simply Pierogi, Chrusciki Bakery & Cafe, and Sto Lat Bar, a bar and restaurant serving shared plates and main dishes.
What to Expect at Simply Pierogi
In their own words, Simply Pierogi – Polish Kitchen is a “fast-casual restaurant concept serving traditional Polish cuisine in a modern-day format. The process for ordering simply entails walking through the front line as your food is prepared in front of you. ”
While creating your own Pierogi Bowl, you get to choose a type of pierogi, add a Polish protein, and add toppings like caramelized onions, bacon bits, and more. Think Chipotle-style, but with polish cuisine. It’s kinda like a pierogi dream come true TBH.
They also offer a Pierogi Hoagie with Kielbasa, Farmers Cheese Pierogi, Caramelized Onions, Kapusta and a house-made Horseradish Aioli on a toasted Hoagie roll and the The BFLO Pierogi Bowl with Potato & Onion Pierogi, Schnitzel, Mozzarella Cheese, Banana Peppers, Caramelized Onions, Crispy Fried Onions and housemade Buffalo Aioli.
If you’re looking for something to make at home, you can pick up Frozen Pierogi Packs and jarred Polish delicacies like red borscht concentrate horseradish with cranberries, Polish style mustard, honey horseradish mustard, beets with horseradish and cranberry preserves.
What’s the one thing that could make this whole set up better? A patio. Don’t worry – they have one.
The new restaurant asks for your cooperation in maintaining proper social distance and safety measures when in the building as they open among a pandemic, making the absolute most of a rough situation. Masks must be worn at all times when walking around the restaurant, and may be taken off once you are seated at your table.
For more info on Chrusciki Bakery and Sto Lat Bar, check out “New: Chrusciki Bakery’s New 3-in-1 European Lounge is Now Open”.
4475 Transit Rd., Buffalo, NY 14221, Suite 108
Located at The Eastern Hills Mall