If you're in the mood for pierogi and you live in Greater Cleveland, you should check out these local businesses, which all offer mouthwatering versions of the filled dumplings.
Located in Cleveland's Slavic Village, Red Chimney serves some of the best pierogi in the Land. The restaurant only offers potato and cheese pierogi, but they offer a darn good potato and cheese pierogi. If you get the pierogi dinner, you get 4 pierogi served with butter, grilled onions, and sour cream, plus your choice of soup, salad, applesauce, or coleslaw (patrons highly recommend the chicken noodle soup). If you want to sample other Slavic foods, get the Slavic Village Sampler. In addition to a potato and cheese pierogi, you get stuffed cabbage, city chicken, kielbasa, and kraut. Remember to bring cash; Red Chimney doesn't accept credit cards.
Red Chimney is located at 6501 Fleet Ave, Cleveland, OH 44105.
If you're in the Tremont neighborhood, you should check out this local favorite. Rowley Inn has delectable hand-made pierogi. Their pierogi dinner comes with 5 dumplings served over their homemade kraut and topped with sautéed onions and sour cream. Their cheese potato pierogi are delicious, but they also offer a vegan potato option. Customers also recommend getting the buffalo pierogi as an appetizer. The buffalo pierogi are sautéed with onions and your choice of wing sauce and served with sour cream.
Rowley Inn is located at 1104 Rowley Ave, Cleveland, OH 44109.
In addition to being a great bar with a fun atmosphere, this place in Ohio City has a variety of fantastic pierogi. You can't go wrong with their classic potato cheese pierogi, but Jukebox also has delicious pierogi filled with potato, bacon, and cheddar. They also offer great vegan options. Try the mushroom kraut pierogi, which are filled with Portobello mushrooms and kraut, and the buffalo chickpea, which are stuffed with mashed chickpea, hot sauce, and tahini. You can dip your pierogi in the standard sour cream, but Jukebox also offers sriracha sour cream, creamy mustard, French onion, creamy dill, buffalo, stadium mustard, applesauce, and house ranch as dipping sauce options.
Jukebox is located at 1404 W 29th St, Cleveland, OH 44113.