Here in Cleveland, we’re no stranger to the classic pierogi. Its half-moon shape is hard to resist. Many pierogies are stuffed with potatoes, onions and cheese, offering a tasty comfort food that is sure to please even the pickiest of eaters. Pierogies are also easy to turn into a full entree with the addition of sauces and other toppings. Thank goodness some inventive restaurants and chefs in the Cleveland area have taken it upon themselves to make the pierogi even better. A more delicious pierogi? If that’s possible, you can taste it to be sure.
Little Polish Diner
5772 Ridge Road
Parma, OH 44129
(440) 842-8212
www.facebook.com/Little-Polish-Diner

If you wanted an authentic European entree of pierogies, where would you go? To the Little Polish Diner, of course! Pierogies made of potato, cheeses, spices and more are served to you with cabbage and cured meats. The whole experience will bring you back to the days when your grandmother was in the kitchen cooking for you. The taste and ambiance of this little diner is gaining recognition for their great food, creativity and all around amazing service.

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Lola Bistro
2058 E. Fourth St
Cleveland, OH 44115
(216) 621-5652
www.lolabistro.com

Interested in a new twist on an old favorite? Michael Symon has it for you at Lola’s Bistro with the beef cheek pierogi. An appetizer that could easily transfer into an entree, this pierogi is pan-seared, served with wild mushrooms and finished with fresh horseradish creme for that sweet and spicy kick. It’s like beef wellington was miniaturized and served as an appetizer rather than a main feature; what an inspired idea!

 

Sokolowski’s Inn
1201 University Road
Cleveland, OH 44113
(216) 771-9236
www.sokolowskis.com

The pierogies at Sokolowski’s Inn are legendary, literally. Television personalities, presidents and even the Food Network have visited this eatery and loved every minute of it. The pierogies at Sokolowski’s Inn are classic, with potato and cheeses pan-seared, served with butter and sour cream. These pierogies are even made right here in Cleveland, with pride!

Tremont Taphouse
2572 Scranton Road
Cleveland, OH 44113
(216) 298-4451
www.tremonttaphouse.com

Start your Tremont Taphouse adventure with the appetizer menu. Nestled in between the mojo chicken tacos and the crispy smoky gouda with French bread, you will find the potato and cheddar pierogies. These delightful pockets of goodness are made to order and served with caramelized onions and sour cream. They’re so delicious with a creamy center and crispy exterior, you could eat 20. Maybe that’s why you should start with just a few, so there’s room for more of the wonderful dishes that the Tremont Taphouse offers.

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Pier W
12700 Lake Ave
Lakewood, OH 44107
(216) 228-2250
www.pierw.com

At the pristine eatery, Pier W, the famed seafood restaurant in Cleveland, you’ll find some delicious pierogies. An appetizer of braised beef short rib pierogies served with caramelized onions can start your surf and turf adventure for the evening. Continue on to the pan-seared diver scallops or Hawaiian tuna with butter and steamed vegetables. But always keep in mind that the beef short ribs are waiting for you. Pier W is known for its fresh and inventive entrees; try the pierogies because their creativity matches every other dish on the menu.

Marissa Burke is a happily adventurous wife, mother and runner. Living in Lakewood, Ohio she searches neighboring communities for exciting food and drinks that are good and good for you in the Cleveland area. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.

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