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nancy Sep 7, 2003 01:43 AM

where are the best pierogis in connecticut???

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    Richie RE: nancy Sep 8, 2003 11:05 AM

    Don't know where they are from but I keep seeing billboards all around the state advertising pierogis made from some church or organiztion. If I see them soon I will publish their phone # on here.

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      Herb RE: Richie Sep 10, 2003 10:03 AM

      Try Baltic Restaurant in Kensington or The Fatherland in New Britain, you won't be disappointed.

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        Laura RE: Herb Oct 2, 2003 10:51 AM

        I've worked in New Britain, CT for years. I like Cracovia better than Fatherland. And here's a very odd recommendation - but if you find out when Literacy Volunteers in New Britain is having their annual international potluck supper, for that one night only, you will find the best pierogies anywhere. More than half the adult students are Polish immigrants and every year at least several show their appreciation for the program by bringing delicious homemade pierogies! And hey, maybe you'll end up volunteering... (ok, I admit to personal involvement with this organization!)

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      Erika RE: nancy Sep 8, 2003 04:32 PM

      Big Y carries pretty good pierogis for cooking at home-- they're called Millie's Pierogies.

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        smalley RE: nancy Sep 9, 2003 01:53 PM

        There are a number of Polish restaraunts located in New Britain, CT....I've never been to one but I'm told New Britain is the place to go for Polish food!

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          K.Chiaro RE: nancy Sep 10, 2003 04:06 PM

          The pierogies being advertised on the billboards are probably "The Pierogi Priest"'s. Really good pierogies made by Fr. Edmund Nadolny. Couldn't find any info on the web but they can be purchased at "Shop Rite" grocery stores. Also, "The Big E" fair (just a tiny bit out of CT) in Massachusetts has very good pierogies.

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            Ray RE: nancy Sep 19, 2003 11:25 AM

            Cracovia polish restaurant in New Britain has great fresh pierogis on the menu (along with other traditional dishes). Also, Rosol's (45 Grove St. New Britain) sells peirogis even though they are most know for their amazing smoked kielbasa.

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              melbct RE: Ray Dec 23, 2010 01:51 PM

              wow, OLD thread, hoping someone might have a current rec in FFD county? Growing up we always got pierogi from Wozniaks in New Haven, they're still my all time fav, but a little far now. for anyone hitting Wozniaks, here's a tip: during the holidays they hoard them in the back for regulars and tell the non-Polish speakers (ie me, since my Polish speaking relatives have all -pretty much died off) they're all out. give them a sad story (in my case on last visit, it was perfectly true), and dozens will all the sudden become available....

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                harrie RE: melbct Dec 29, 2010 06:15 PM

                In Shelton - the edge of Ffld County - there's Polonesz Deli on Route 110 across from Sunnyside School. Haven't been in there terribly recently, but last time I was there they had a large variety of pierogies, plus lots of other Polish specialties. It's a fun place to go, and the help is nice.

                Also Lazowiak's on Route 34 in Derby - very popular, but I get the feeling they hold out on their non-regulars, much like Wozniak's.

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                  algct RE: harrie Jan 2, 2011 03:14 PM

                  Yup! Still there. Good selection of bread and sauce-eech too.

            2. TravellingFoodie RE: nancy Dec 29, 2010 02:34 PM

              Used to be, my mom's! She now lives in Tennessee. Try the Polish National Home in Hartford for a lunch plate which includes all the basics - pierogies, golombki and kielbasa. You will not go away hungry!

              Polish National Home
              60 Charter Oak Ave, Hartford, CT 06106

              1. Pipenta RE: nancy Jan 2, 2011 11:16 AM

                Next August, September and October, start hitting some of the many agricultural fairs around the state. I've yet to go to a good-sized fair in CT that didn't have at least one booth selling pretty damn delicious pierogi. So much so that, while most people associate these fairs with midway rides, tractor pulls, blue-ribbon pumpkins and kettle corn, funnel cakes and cotton candy, I just have to see a ferris wheel and I start salivating for pierogis (and roasted corn and frozen custard...).

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                  harrie RE: Pipenta Jan 2, 2011 07:00 PM

                  Sort of in the same vein, keep your eye on the church-social pages of the paper, particularly around Easter. A lot of churches sell homemade pierogies as fundraisers. A co-worker swears by the ones at the Church of Holy Jesus in Stratford.

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                  joaniebaby RE: nancy Jan 2, 2011 03:05 PM

                  As a born in New Britain to a Polish family chowhound, my vote is for Staropolska in NB. The saurkraut and mushroom pierogis are incredible and you can buy frozen pierogis to take home. For what its worth, Yankee magazine named them as Connecticut's must try food in a recent issue.

                  252 Broad St, New Britain, CT 06053

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                    melbct RE: joaniebaby Jan 2, 2011 06:11 PM

                    Thank you all - I am inspired, will definately be giving some of these a try in 2011

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                      shoes RE: melbct Mar 18, 2011 01:00 PM

                      I adored the food at the Polish National Home in Hartford. Very buttery pierogi and spicy kielbasa. Great old-world atmosphere too, and Polish beer.

                      Polish National Home
                      60 Charter Oak Ave, Hartford, CT 06106

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                    magda157 RE: nancy Mar 17, 2011 03:00 PM

                    The best pierogi in New England are, hands down, the Pierogi Queen. There are few deli stores that sell them - Lasowiak in Bridgeport and Polonez in Shelton are the ones I know about - but the best thing is to go directly to the producer in Enfield CT.

                    63 Derby Ave Ste 1, Derby, CT 06418

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                      cardiak RE: magda157 Mar 18, 2011 10:40 PM

                      Has anyone ever had the Pierogis at the Polish Deli in Norwalk on Connecticut Ave (Rt.1)?

                      I've had lunch there once from their hot bar, and the food was good, but they didn't have pierogis on the hot bar (probably a good idea). They do have store-made pierogi in the refrigerated case there though.

                      I've been meaning to go back, but I don't work near there anymore, so I haven't had the chance. I need to hook up with a polish friend of mine, as it seemed to me that having someone who speaks polish might really help in there; the store looks to be there mostly to serve polish folks from the community, with aisles of polish food products, polish newspapers, etc.

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