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Sep 21, 2008 07:31 AM

Real Polish Pierogie in Baltimore

Does anyone know where I can find traditional Polish-style pierogie in Baltimore?


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  1. I can't tell you where to eat in, if that's what you want, but I know some places where you can buy them frozen and cook them yourself.

    First is Sophia's (Or Sophie's--I can never get that straight) in B'dwy market. They have about a dozen varieties, with sauerkraut and mushroom being my fave.

    There is also a store, Polish Treasures, across from Holy Rosary Church, on Chester, near the corner with Eastern.

    The best that I've had, however, were from the church at the corner of Lombard and Chester that were made to raise money for something or other. I would definitely keep an eye peeled on the East Baltimore Guide to see when Polish/Eastern Euro churches have special events in order to score some really excellent pierogies.

    5 Replies
    1. re: baltoellen

      Ellen's right, the place in the market is too good. I personally like the saurkraut, but the wife pulls for the potatoe.

      1. re: thecheeseisblue

        Sophia's is excellent in many ways -- pierogies are the least of it, though I like to keep a few packages in the freezer.

        Just yesterday we had a small picnic with sandwiches of spicy polish mustard, duck pate, blue cheese and crusty bread. The first two ingredients were from Sophia's.

        1. re: thecheeseisblue

          Sauerkraut, potato and prune perogis from Sophia's are all wonderful!!

          1. re: amyatkendall

            More than two years down here and I have never been to Sophia's. Anyone know what sort of hours they have during the week? I may need to stop in after work!

            1. re: gregb

              I think all the city markets are open until 6. It's also open on Saturday. Just to add to what JonParker said, we don't just get pierogies there, but most of our deli meats too. Mr Baltoellen is partial to the smoked pork loin.

      2. Ze Mean Bean in Fells Point.

        1. Thank you very much! I needed a pierogie fix.