The first wave of Polish immigrants arrived in Michigan during the late 19th and early 20th centuries, with many people settling in Hamtramck. This initial wave was followed by a second and third wave in the 1940s, and then again in the 1960s and 1990s. Among the many things they brought with them to America was the cuisine — specifically pierogi. Today, when it comes to the Polish dumplings, there is no shortage of spots around metro Detroit to satisfy that pierogi craving. Whether a pierogi traditionalist or a pierogi explorer, there’s a dumpling for everyone on this list.
A number of metro Detroit restaurants have resumed dine-in service. The level of service offered is indicated on each map point. However, this should not be taken as endorsement for dining in, as there are still safety concerns: For updated information on coronavirus cases in your area, please visit the state of Michigan’s coronavirus tracker. Studies indicate that there is a lower exposure risk when outdoors, but the level of risk involved with patio dining is contingent on restaurants following strict social distancing and other safety guidelines.Read More