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perogies

i love perogies. love love love love them. i like them when they are panfried so they have a bit of crunchy texture.
anyone know where they live?

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  1. Shanghai Cowgirl does a nice job with them.

    1. prague on queen w. is above average

      1. right. i have heard they are pretty good. and apparantly a good selection of imported beer. mmmmmm beer and perogies.

        1. I've had perogies all over Canada and the best I've had so far (apart from my Baba's) are at Chopin on Roncesvalles. However, they are NOT pan-fried.

          1. I'm in the middle of Fall Supper season in Manitoba and I can categorically state that there is no perogy like the rural Ukrainian small town fall supper perogy! Nowhere!

            1. Don't you have any Ukrainan or Russian churches around there? Around here the babas all get together on Fridays to make and sell peroghis for people to take home and fry with butter and onions.

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              1. re: yayadave

                Yep, we do:

                St Demetrius Ukrainian Catholic Church
                Address : 135 La Rose Avenue, Etobicoke, ON M9P 1A6
                Telephone : 416-244-5333

                They make them just about every week -- cheddar cheese ones, and sauerkraut ones, for sure. And they are fantastic. If you call, they'll let you know what days they are selling them. My coworker takes an order for us and brings in many dozen. They are in styrofoam containers... I transfer them and then freeze them. If I recall correctly, they are about 5.00 a dozen and are massive.

              2. Chopan and Polonez on Roncesvalles are the best I have eaten.
                They are always steamed, but you could request fried, and I am sure that they would accomodate you.
                I prefer Polonez, only because they have different women making them, and they are always good, but each cook mades them in a slightly different way.
                I prefer the meat, and the perogie are always served with fried onions in oil and sour cream.

                1. I like Polonez as well. If you're in the market for some frozen ones Try Tanya's European Deli at Bloor & High Park.

                  1. to buy and cook myself, i like the deli in the basement of the st lawrence market
                    (the people are so friendly, and you can also get sauerkraut and some nice salads) and Granowska's on Roncesvalles.

                    1. Someone else decried the poor quality of frozen store-bought perogies. But for ones that stand alone among any others, go to MacMillan Orchards on Old Kingston Rd.in Ajax. Just the other day we stocked up on their bacon/cheese perogies and other items. The perogies are tender, they thaw beautifully and they're full of flavour. The MacMillan building is well marked with two enormous plastic display apples on each side of the building in the parking lot. It's at 733 Kingston Rd. E, several blocks east of Salem Rd., and according to their website there's another location in Acton.

                      http://www.macmillans.on.ca/

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                      1. re: Bob Catt

                        Check out Jesse Sosnicki's perogies at the Dufferin Farmers Market on Thursady afternoons. They are Ukranian style , home-made, and amazing. I also LOVE her veggie cabbage rolls. All organic too....http://www.sosnickiorganics.com/