One of Detroit’s most prolific pop-ups Pietrzyk Pierogi unveiled its brand new storefront in Eastern Market today. Work is still underway, but founder Erica Pietrzyk announced today on social media that the shop at Gratiot Central Market is opening with a very limited carryout menu from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, August 30 and Saturday, August 31. It’s located across from Star Fish & Seafood.
Pietrzyk started her pierogi pop-up five years ago at the Painted Lady Lounge in Hamtramck and it eventually grew into one of the must-try traveling pop-ups in the city. The new shop, funded with help from a $10,000 Kickstarter campaign will serve as a production space for her wholesale Polish dumpling business. Customers will also be able to pick up packaged pierogi and purchase meals from a small, rotating menu of dumplings, soups, and open-faced Polish sandwiches known as zapiekanka.
Pietrzyk’s menu features classic pierogi filled with things like potato, cheese, and sauerkraut. However, she’s also known for her less-traditional fillings such as the Becky with jalapeños, cream cheese, and cheddar or the cheeseburger pierogi with ground beef, cheddar cheese, and mustard.
Pietrzyk plans to continue occasionally popping-up around town. Once the business is fully up and running, the store will open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday.