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17 Satisfying Spots for Pierogi in Metro Detroit

Whether a pierogi traditionalist or a pierogi explorer, there’s a dumpling for everyone on this list

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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.

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1. People's Pierogi

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2934 Russell St
Detroit, MI 48207
(313) 822-0885
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This mobile business boasts traditional flavors like potato and farmer’s cheese, but People’s Pierogi is known for its non-traditional, crowd-pleasing pierogi offerings as well, such as jalapeño popper and Detroit coney dog. People’s can usually be found posted up at Eastern Market on Saturdays. Get pierogi ready to eat or frozen to make at home.

2. Pietrzyk Pierogi

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1429 Gratiot Ave Suite 109
Detroit, MI 48207
(313) 614-9393
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After building a loyal fanbase as a pop-up by bringing her food to the Painted Lady Lounge in Hamtramck, Erica Pietrzyk opened her eponymous pierogi business in 2019 with a storefront in Eastern Market inside the Gratiot Central Station. Pietrzyk Pierogi makes the classic Polish pierogi fillings such as potato and cheese, but built its pierogi rep with more creative options. The most popular version, the Becky (named after a friend who used to eat the pierogi at the Painted Lady) features jalapeños, cream cheese, cheddar cheese, and egg. There’s also a pierogi taco kit complete with Becky taco shells, kielbasa, sauerkraut, and jalapeño.

A pile of pan fried pierogi with a fried jalapeno sliced in half on a decorative canary blue and yellow Polish plate. Mar Manzanares-Bobadilla Brock

3. Polish Village Cafe

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2990 Yemans St
Hamtramck, MI 48212
(313) 874-5726
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A longtime Polish community staple, Polish Village Cafe is not shy when it comes to innovating the pierogi, from holiday-themed and special event turkey and stuffing pierogi or Taco Tuesday kielbasa and chorizo pierogi to twists on comfort food classics, such as chicken pot pie and cheeseburger. For the pierogi traditionalists, there are potato, cheese, and kraut offerings.

Polish Village Cafe.
Polish Village Cafe.
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4. Dobre Perogi

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48899 Hayes Rd
Shelby Charter Twp, MI 48315
(586) 219-8739
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Dobre, Polish for “good,” is a family-owned grocery store that melds old traditions with new flavors with its award-winning pierogi. Living up to its name, it’s snagged first place two years running at the Metro Detroit Pierogi Festival. Aside from the typical Polish options of potato and cheese, kraut and sweet farmer’s cheese, there’s also golumpki (beef, pork, rice, and cabbage), spicy breakfast (breakfast sausage, peppers, and potatoes), and other specials throughout the year, such as beef and swiss or steak and cheddar and seasonal varieties like plum, blueberry, and asparagus fontina. Swing by the Shelby Township store or find them at the Royal Oak Farmers Market.

A pierogi on a fork with a dollop of sour cream garnished with bacon and chives.
Dobre Pierogi offers traditional flavors such as potato to fusion options like corned beef and swiss.
Dobre Pierogi

5. Little Pierogi & Crepe Kitchen

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125 Elm St
Wyandotte, MI 48192
(734) 639-0877
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Founded in 2014 by 20-year-old Drew Geer who started creating traditional and not-so-traditional pierogi as a fresh high school grad, the Little Pierogi and Crepe Kitchen serves homemade pierogi made fresh daily. In addition to potato and onion, farmer’s cheese, and sauerkraut, Little Pierogi’s New World takes range from pizza and taco to mac and cheese and chicken bacon ranch.

6. Polonia Restaurant

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2934 Yemans St
Hamtramck, MI 48212
(313) 873-8432
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With its old world vibes, brightly lit dining room featuring a menu board that calls out the daily specials, and Polish folk music in the background, Polonia is as traditional as it gets, with a menu to match. No fancy fusion twists or quirky mash-ups to be found here; when it comes to pierogi the options are potato, cheese, and kraut, or meat (beef, spices, and fried onion).

7. Val's Polish Kitchen

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224 E Auburn Rd
Rochester Hills, MI 48307
(248) 293-2660
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Homemade food like Babcia would make, Val’s Polish Kitchen specializes in comforting diner and Polish fare for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The Polish part of the menu is small but solid, with goulash, kielbasa, and potato pancakes. There are five filling options for the homemade pierogi, including potato, spinach and cheese, and kraut, with the option to add onion or load it up with ham and onion, mushroom and onion, or bacon and onion.

8. Ivanhoe Cafe

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5249 Joseph Campau Ave
Detroit, MI 48211
(313) 925-5335
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This charming, 100-year-old, family-run establishment has a ton of character and history, with its simple and straightforward menu of homey, freshly prepared favorites, such as the famous walleye and perch. While those entrees snag most of the attention, the pierogi, made with the same care and freshness, is not to be missed. There is only one line item on the menu for pierogi and it’s simply pierogi with grilled kielbasa.

9. Christine's Cuisine

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729 E 9 Mile Rd
Ferndale, MI 48220
(248) 584-3354
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This Ferndale staple has been dishing up an eclectic mix of homecooked favorites for more than 20 years. The expansive menu can be a bit overwhelming with all of the choices, from the famous bomb burrito to pasta to hearty meat dishes, but the pierogi is a must try. Try Babba’s Pierogies — handmade dumplings stuffed with cheddar and potato and served with caramelized onions and sour cream — or the Odessa, six pierogis served with caramelized onions, grilled smoked sausage, house-baked sauerkraut, and grilled rye bread.

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10. Sabina's Restaurant

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3840 Oakwood Blvd
Melvindale, MI 48122
(313) 388-5171
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For nearly 15 years, this family-oriented restaurant has served up a taste of Old World Poland Downriver, offering a simple and straightforward Polish menu. The pierogi offerings include potato-cheddar, sauerkraut, or sweet farmer’s cheese, the perfect complement to the hearty and satisfying stuffed cabbage, kielbasa, and other authentic Polish dishes. The owner’s family immigrated to America from Poland in the early 1990s, and that Polish pride is evident on every plate.

11. Lakeside Family Restaurant

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43734 Schoenherr Rd
Sterling Heights, MI 48313
(586) 262-4250
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One of Lakeside’s specialties, the homemade pierogi comes in a choice of potato and cheese, meat, farmer’s cheese, kraut, and spinach and cheese, with the option to add onions, bacon and onion, or kielbasa and onion.

Pierogi on a white oval platter with a side of sour cream.
Pierogi from Lakeside Family Restaurant
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12. Polonus Restaurant

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1744 Biddle Ave
Wyandotte, MI 48192
(734) 283-3530
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This family-oriented restaurant has been stuffing and filling homemade pierogi since 1988. Choose from traditional options such as potato, sweet cheese, sauerkraut, meat or bacon, and mix and match.

13. Wawel Royal Castle Polish Bar & Restaurant

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2975 E Maple Rd
Troy, MI 48083
(248) 689-3636
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Located inside the American Polish Cultural Center, this restaurant offers all of the familiar Polish favorites with an upscale twist. The assorted fried pierogi platter with caramelized onions or bacon is a good start to a hearty homestyle meal of house specialties, from city chicken and the shareable Polish feast to grilled salmon and pork tenderloin.

14. Anios Restaurant

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66603 Van Dyke
Washington, MI 48095
(586) 785-3952
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This homey restaurant offers typical comfort diner fare from omelets and pancakes to gyros and meatloaf in addition to a solid Polish menu with dishes like Polish sausage, city chicken, and pierogi, available in the usual options of potato, cheese, and sauerkraut. But Anio’s takes pierogi one step further with its pierogi reuben sliders: stacked corned beef with Swiss cheese on sauerkraut pierogi.

15. Bozek Markets

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3317 Caniff St
Hamtramck, MI 48212
(313) 369-0600
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Hamtramck is home to several well-stocked grocery stores providing all of the necessary provisions for an authentic Polish feast, and Bozek’s is one of the go-to places. Pick up a variety of traditional Polish pierogi (potato, cheese, meat, sauerkraut) or create a Polish plate by adding on kielbasa, sauerkraut, and DIY cabbage rolls.

16. Jennies Pierogies

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6659 Middlebelt Rd
Garden City, MI 48135
(734) 523-0911
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Established in 1986 in Detroit’s Warrendale neighborhood by the namesake Jennie, who lived about a mile away, this family-run business has since expanded to meet the pierogi appetites of metro Detroit. With about 20 different traditional flavors ranging from savory potato to sweet fruit fillings, the pierogi here are made with the same care and precision that Jennie put into the dumplings, now carried on by daughters Mary and Terry.

17. Srodek's Campau Quality Sausage, Co.

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9601 Joseph Campau Ave
Hamtramck, MI 48212
(313) 871-8080
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One of the featured stops on Eater’s boozy food crawl two years ago, this emporium of smoked meats and other Polish foodstuffs is the perfect spot to pick up ready-to-cook pierogi filled with everything from kielbasa to sweet potato. In 2020, Srodek’s expanded to a second location in Sterling Heights to meet the needs of the Polish community, which over the years migrated out of Hamtramck.

A refrigerator case full of packaged pierogi. Michelle and Chris Gerard

1. People's Pierogi

2934 Russell St, Detroit, MI 48207

This mobile business boasts traditional flavors like potato and farmer’s cheese, but People’s Pierogi is known for its non-traditional, crowd-pleasing pierogi offerings as well, such as jalapeño popper and Detroit coney dog. People’s can usually be found posted up at Eastern Market on Saturdays. Get pierogi ready to eat or frozen to make at home.

2934 Russell St
Detroit, MI 48207

2. Pietrzyk Pierogi

1429 Gratiot Ave Suite 109, Detroit, MI 48207
A pile of pan fried pierogi with a fried jalapeno sliced in half on a decorative canary blue and yellow Polish plate. Mar Manzanares-Bobadilla Brock

After building a loyal fanbase as a pop-up by bringing her food to the Painted Lady Lounge in Hamtramck, Erica Pietrzyk opened her eponymous pierogi business in 2019 with a storefront in Eastern Market inside the Gratiot Central Station. Pietrzyk Pierogi makes the classic Polish pierogi fillings such as potato and cheese, but built its pierogi rep with more creative options. The most popular version, the Becky (named after a friend who used to eat the pierogi at the Painted Lady) features jalapeños, cream cheese, cheddar cheese, and egg. There’s also a pierogi taco kit complete with Becky taco shells, kielbasa, sauerkraut, and jalapeño.

1429 Gratiot Ave Suite 109
Detroit, MI 48207

3. Polish Village Cafe

2990 Yemans St, Hamtramck, MI 48212
Polish Village Cafe.
Polish Village Cafe.
Photo: Chris and Michelle Gerard

A longtime Polish community staple, Polish Village Cafe is not shy when it comes to innovating the pierogi, from holiday-themed and special event turkey and stuffing pierogi or Taco Tuesday kielbasa and chorizo pierogi to twists on comfort food classics, such as chicken pot pie and cheeseburger. For the pierogi traditionalists, there are potato, cheese, and kraut offerings.

2990 Yemans St
Hamtramck, MI 48212

4. Dobre Perogi

48899 Hayes Rd, Shelby Charter Twp, MI 48315
A pierogi on a fork with a dollop of sour cream garnished with bacon and chives.
Dobre Pierogi offers traditional flavors such as potato to fusion options like corned beef and swiss.
Dobre Pierogi

Dobre, Polish for “good,” is a family-owned grocery store that melds old traditions with new flavors with its award-winning pierogi. Living up to its name, it’s snagged first place two years running at the Metro Detroit Pierogi Festival. Aside from the typical Polish options of potato and cheese, kraut and sweet farmer’s cheese, there’s also golumpki (beef, pork, rice, and cabbage), spicy breakfast (breakfast sausage, peppers, and potatoes), and other specials throughout the year, such as beef and swiss or steak and cheddar and seasonal varieties like plum, blueberry, and asparagus fontina. Swing by the Shelby Township store or find them at the Royal Oak Farmers Market.

48899 Hayes Rd
Shelby Charter Twp, MI 48315

5. Little Pierogi & Crepe Kitchen

125 Elm St, Wyandotte, MI 48192

Founded in 2014 by 20-year-old Drew Geer who started creating traditional and not-so-traditional pierogi as a fresh high school grad, the Little Pierogi and Crepe Kitchen serves homemade pierogi made fresh daily. In addition to potato and onion, farmer’s cheese, and sauerkraut, Little Pierogi’s New World takes range from pizza and taco to mac and cheese and chicken bacon ranch.

125 Elm St
Wyandotte, MI 48192

6. Polonia Restaurant

2934 Yemans St, Hamtramck, MI 48212

With its old world vibes, brightly lit dining room featuring a menu board that calls out the daily specials, and Polish folk music in the background, Polonia is as traditional as it gets, with a menu to match. No fancy fusion twists or quirky mash-ups to be found here; when it comes to pierogi the options are potato, cheese, and kraut, or meat (beef, spices, and fried onion).

2934 Yemans St
Hamtramck, MI 48212

7. Val's Polish Kitchen

224 E Auburn Rd, Rochester Hills, MI 48307

Homemade food like Babcia would make, Val’s Polish Kitchen specializes in comforting diner and Polish fare for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The Polish part of the menu is small but solid, with goulash, kielbasa, and potato pancakes. There are five filling options for the homemade pierogi, including potato, spinach and cheese, and kraut, with the option to add onion or load it up with ham and onion, mushroom and onion, or bacon and onion.

224 E Auburn Rd
Rochester Hills, MI 48307

8. Ivanhoe Cafe

5249 Joseph Campau Ave, Detroit, MI 48211

This charming, 100-year-old, family-run establishment has a ton of character and history, with its simple and straightforward menu of homey, freshly prepared favorites, such as the famous walleye and perch. While those entrees snag most of the attention, the pierogi, made with the same care and freshness, is not to be missed. There is only one line item on the menu for pierogi and it’s simply pierogi with grilled kielbasa.

5249 Joseph Campau Ave
Detroit, MI 48211

9. Christine's Cuisine

729 E 9 Mile Rd, Ferndale, MI 48220
Christine’s Cuisine
Christine’s Cuisine
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This Ferndale staple has been dishing up an eclectic mix of homecooked favorites for more than 20 years. The expansive menu can be a bit overwhelming with all of the choices, from the famous bomb burrito to pasta to hearty meat dishes, but the pierogi is a must try. Try Babba’s Pierogies — handmade dumplings stuffed with cheddar and potato and served with caramelized onions and sour cream — or the Odessa, six pierogis served with caramelized onions, grilled smoked sausage, house-baked sauerkraut, and grilled rye bread.

729 E 9 Mile Rd
Ferndale, MI 48220

10. Sabina's Restaurant

3840 Oakwood Blvd, Melvindale, MI 48122

For nearly 15 years, this family-oriented restaurant has served up a taste of Old World Poland Downriver, offering a simple and straightforward Polish menu. The pierogi offerings include potato-cheddar, sauerkraut, or sweet farmer’s cheese, the perfect complement to the hearty and satisfying stuffed cabbage, kielbasa, and other authentic Polish dishes. The owner’s family immigrated to America from Poland in the early 1990s, and that Polish pride is evident on every plate.

3840 Oakwood Blvd
Melvindale, MI 48122

11. Lakeside Family Restaurant

43734 Schoenherr Rd, Sterling Heights, MI 48313
Pierogi on a white oval platter with a side of sour cream.
Pierogi from Lakeside Family Restaurant
Lakeside Family Restaurant/Facebook

One of Lakeside’s specialties, the homemade pierogi comes in a choice of potato and cheese, meat, farmer’s cheese, kraut, and spinach and cheese, with the option to add onions, bacon and onion, or kielbasa and onion.

43734 Schoenherr Rd
Sterling Heights, MI 48313

12. Polonus Restaurant

1744 Biddle Ave, Wyandotte, MI 48192

This family-oriented restaurant has been stuffing and filling homemade pierogi since 1988. Choose from traditional options such as potato, sweet cheese, sauerkraut, meat or bacon, and mix and match.

1744 Biddle Ave
Wyandotte, MI 48192

13. Wawel Royal Castle Polish Bar & Restaurant

2975 E Maple Rd, Troy, MI 48083

Located inside the American Polish Cultural Center, this restaurant offers all of the familiar Polish favorites with an upscale twist. The assorted fried pierogi platter with caramelized onions or bacon is a good start to a hearty homestyle meal of house specialties, from city chicken and the shareable Polish feast to grilled salmon and pork tenderloin.

2975 E Maple Rd
Troy, MI 48083

14. Anios Restaurant

66603 Van Dyke, Washington, MI 48095

This homey restaurant offers typical comfort diner fare from omelets and pancakes to gyros and meatloaf in addition to a solid Polish menu with dishes like Polish sausage, city chicken, and pierogi, available in the usual options of potato, cheese, and sauerkraut. But Anio’s takes pierogi one step further with its pierogi reuben sliders: stacked corned beef with Swiss cheese on sauerkraut pierogi.

66603 Van Dyke
Washington, MI 48095

15. Bozek Markets

3317 Caniff St, Hamtramck, MI 48212

Hamtramck is home to several well-stocked grocery stores providing all of the necessary provisions for an authentic Polish feast, and Bozek’s is one of the go-to places. Pick up a variety of traditional Polish pierogi (potato, cheese, meat, sauerkraut) or create a Polish plate by adding on kielbasa, sauerkraut, and DIY cabbage rolls.

3317 Caniff St
Hamtramck, MI 48212

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16. Jennies Pierogies

6659 Middlebelt Rd, Garden City, MI 48135

Established in 1986 in Detroit’s Warrendale neighborhood by the namesake Jennie, who lived about a mile away, this family-run business has since expanded to meet the pierogi appetites of metro Detroit. With about 20 different traditional flavors ranging from savory potato to sweet fruit fillings, the pierogi here are made with the same care and precision that Jennie put into the dumplings, now carried on by daughters Mary and Terry.

6659 Middlebelt Rd
Garden City, MI 48135

17. Srodek's Campau Quality Sausage, Co.

9601 Joseph Campau Ave, Hamtramck, MI 48212
A refrigerator case full of packaged pierogi. Michelle and Chris Gerard

One of the featured stops on Eater’s boozy food crawl two years ago, this emporium of smoked meats and other Polish foodstuffs is the perfect spot to pick up ready-to-cook pierogi filled with everything from kielbasa to sweet potato. In 2020, Srodek’s expanded to a second location in Sterling Heights to meet the needs of the Polish community, which over the years migrated out of Hamtramck.

9601 Joseph Campau Ave
Hamtramck, MI 48212

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