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May 6, 2008 12:55 PM

Pierogis in the District?

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

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    1. re: bucknell

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

      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.

      1. re: eam531

        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.

        1. re: julialimei

          He is-and they are more like ravioli than pierogies. Take it from this Polish gal!
          Try The Russia House in NW

          1. re: monavano

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

            1. re: DCDOLL

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

          2. re: julialimei

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

          1. re: chaojareon

            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

        2. 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

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          1. re: bucknell

            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.

          2. 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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            1. re: MLP

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

            2. 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.