Pierogi is named after the small Polish dumplings it serves and is an unexpected gem in the heart of Chester for authentic Eastern European comfort food.
The shop itself is a sweet, traditionally fronted building, painted in cream and soft blue for instant visual appeal. Once inside you’ll find yourself surrounded by charmingly rough wooden furniture – almost ski lodge in appearance – and whitewashed brick walls that add to the warmth and appeal of the shop. While you can eat in, the style is very much self-service and because of that you enjoy your pierogis as a quick lunchtime bite on the go or settle in for a little while in the comfortable dining space and enjoy watching the world go by.
The menu itself is a short one, just offering up a few different kinds of dumplings, but with veggie and meat options there should be one for nearly every taste. Our favourite is the ‘Ruskie’, a plain potato and cheese filling sandwiched in the thin dumpling dough before being boiled - there’s something so comforting about the combination. Elsewhere there are beef and pork options, veggie sauerkraut and mushrooms ones and a spinach, garlic and cheese mix. Each day there’s a special too, so that you’ll always find something new and interesting to try no matter how many times you visit. Toppings include crispy onions, sour cream or bacon bits for an added hit of flavour and there are a couple of soups too if you want to top up your meal with something a little extra. A sweet cream cheese and vanilla option completes the line-up and is the perfect little pud to wrap up your meal at Pierogi with.
Pierogi is open most days until 7pm, but closed on Sundays so make sure to plan your trip on a weekday or Saturday.