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Real Polish Pierogie in Baltimore

elnicka Sep 21, 2008 07:31 AM

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


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  1. baltoellen RE: elnicka Sep 21, 2008 08:52 AM

    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.

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    1. re: baltoellen
      thecheeseisblue RE: baltoellen Sep 22, 2008 06:11 AM

      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
        JonParker RE: thecheeseisblue Sep 22, 2008 06:25 AM

        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
          amyatkendall RE: thecheeseisblue Sep 22, 2008 07:15 AM

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

          1. re: amyatkendall
            gregb RE: amyatkendall Sep 22, 2008 08:13 AM

            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
              baltoellen RE: gregb Sep 22, 2008 08:27 AM

              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. rpb RE: elnicka Sep 21, 2008 12:48 PM

        Ze Mean Bean in Fells Point.

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          elnicka RE: elnicka Dec 16, 2008 07:13 AM

          Thank you very much! I needed a pierogie fix.

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