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Diego2k May 6, 2008 12:55 PM

I've had a major craving for some Pierogis, can anyone recommend a good place? I'd prefer Northwest DC, but I'm willing to take a bit of a drive if anyone knows of a good resturaunt that's inside the District.

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    bucknell May 7, 2008 03:52 AM

    I'm also looking for pierogi in the DC area and hope someone can suggest a source.

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      eam531 May 7, 2008 05:09 AM

      There are absolutely fantastic goat cheese pierogies sold at the Takoma Farmer's Market on Sunday morning:

      http://www.takomaparkmarket.com/

      The vendor selling the pierogies is Highfield Dairy--scroll down the page and you will see a map of the market; his stand is close to the clock. He also sells eggs and cheese and maybe meat as well. Those pierogies are wonderful ... as is the entire market.

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        julialimei May 7, 2008 08:27 AM

        There used to be a great vendor at the Dupont Circle farmers' market (also on Sunday mornings). I haven't been in awhile, so I couldn't say for sure if he's still there.

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          monavano May 7, 2008 09:04 AM

          He is-and they are more like ravioli than pierogies. Take it from this Polish gal!
          Try The Russia House in NW
          http://www.russiahouselounge.com/index-1.html
          www.houndstoothgourmet.com

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            DCDOLL May 7, 2008 03:02 PM

            how is the rest of the food at Russia House? haven't been able to find anyone who can give a good review.

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              monavano May 7, 2008 03:09 PM

              I really don't know. I don't hear good things either, but Polish food is so hard to find around here!

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            saxman930 Aug 6, 2013 05:28 AM

            Sadly they r gone. But maybe he is up in takoma now

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          chaojareon May 7, 2008 03:33 PM

          What about the Kielbasa Factory in Rockville? http://kielbasafactory.com

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            monavano May 7, 2008 04:53 PM

            They have them in the freezer-I think they're made in Chicago...they're ok. You wont think a Polish grandma made them tho

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          bucknell May 7, 2008 01:24 PM

          I came across this sort-of Polish restaurant. Has anyone had experience with it/ its pierogi? W Domku Bar & Cafe 821 Upshur St. NW, Washington, DC 20011

          http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-...

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            hamster May 7, 2008 04:31 PM

            Yes, search the board for Domku, there are some posts. I had the pierogis there a few weeks ago. Not bad. My Polish friend seemed pretty happy with them. They're definitely worth a try, but be careful - they only serve pierogis on the dinner menu.

            I also think the Trader Joe's frozen pierogis are surprisingly good.

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            MLP May 7, 2008 04:55 PM

            I really like Wegman's frozen peirogis when I have a craving. They have different varieties and I found the mushroom really tasty.

            Also, there is a new place in Arlington/Crystal City on the 23rd Street (Restaurant Row) called the Tortoise and the Hare. They are served with sauteed onions, sour creme all on top of sauteed spinach which makes for a pleasant surprise.

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              monavano May 7, 2008 05:00 PM

              Wow, great tip! I'll be checking that out!

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              Ootek1 May 7, 2008 09:52 PM

              The Brickskeller makes pierogis. I don't know how authentic they are, but I find them pretty tasty. They also seem to make my wife pretty happy, and she's from Pittsburgh, so she at least has something to compare them too. If you have room left over for a brickburger ask for a side of dave's spicy mayo and load it up. They also have the pierogis at RFD, but they steam them there and I think they end up much less tasty that way.

              I will grant that it is entirely possible that they just taste so good because of all the beer.

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