- John Haruch Feb 21, 2003 09:53 PM
Does anyone know where I can get some homemade pierogies [takeout] The churches that I have been going to have all stopped making them.Any info would greatly appreciated.
Don't know where you live, but the Allentown Farmer's Market has at least three merchants who sell homemade pierogies. (They're all good, too.) The market has a website and you can get hours and directions there; I've made it a clickable link below.
(May I parenthetically add here that there are two other merchants at the Allentown Farmer's Market worthy of mention: Perose Seafood makes the BEST lump crabcakes and New York Pickle makes the BEST "new" pickles anywhere in the Lehigh Valley.)
Also, St. Anne's Ukranian Church in Warminster makes homemade pierogies a couple times a year. (They actually make them right there in the church kitchen and you can watch all the old-timers doing their stuff.) I don't have the dates but it's right before Lent and also around Thanksgiving -- and they are absolutely delicious. Don't forget to stop at WaWa on your way home for a pint of sour cream!
Good news -- in today's Bucks County Intelligencer --
"The Ladies of St. Anne's Ukranian Catholic Church, 1545 Easton Road (Route 611), Warrington, will sell pierogies from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. every Wednesday starting March 12 through April 16 at $4 a dozen. Information: 215-343-9809 after 9:30 a.m. on the day of the sale."
If you are in the Philly area, there is a little place in Roxborough on Henry and Roxborough Ave called Yesterday's that has Pierogie Fridays. I think you have to call ahead and preorder them and then pick them up on Friday. I havent done this yet myself, so I cant attest to their authenticity. Here is a link to a review on citysearch.
I get great ones from the Trenton Farmer's Market at the Polish Deli there. They have about a dozen kinds to choose from, as well as a ton of other stuff worth making the trip for. Its not the easiet place to find, but the market is next to the Halo Farms micro dairy, which has big billboards with directions on Route 1 in Trenton not too far after you have crossed the river. THe Kingston farmer's market also has good ones, but not as authentic or varied as the Trenton market.
Have you tried St. Michael's Russian Orthodox Church?
335 Fairmount Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19123
Phone: (215) 627-6148
I know for a fact that they (at least a few years ago) had a freezer full - the women make them monthly? Give them a call!
up in port richmond you can get them at many places
a local place at allegheny and mercer, called the new wave cafe (not related to the one in south philly) serves up some great pierogies and they do take out as well. If you want to cook them at home, check out krakus market (with their new signage no less) right near the corner of richmond and allegheny
There's a Ukrainian Cultural Center in Jenkintown that I bet either sells them or could point you in the direction of somebody/someplace that sells them. Sorry I don't have address or phone number, but I imagine they're google-able.