This time of year, Oktoberfest tends to dominate the scene when it comes to European eats, which is why we’re so stoked that Tuesday, October 8 is National Pierogi Day! If you’re jonesing for a great Polish pocket, here’s where you can score some of the best around outside your babcia’s kitchen….
39 Lockwood Ave, Yonkers
This local favorite has been at its Lockwood Ave location for nearly 60 years (they first opened on Yonkers Ave back in 1960!) and has been a go-to spot for kielbasa, kishka, babka, Polish bread, and certainly pierogi since day one.
Pierogi come in six varieties: meat, pot cheese, potato & cheese, potato & onion, sauerkraut, and sweet prune. All are available by the dozen for $6.50.
Bonus: Miasarnia supplies the pierogi you’ll find on menu at Yonkers Brewing Co. just a few miles away!
225 Nepperhan Ave, Yonkers
Another Yonkers staple, Polish Deli Yonkers is a one-stop shop for Old World favorites like cold cuts, dried and cured meats, cheeses and dairy products, breads and pastries … even newspapers and cosmetics! Of course, they also serve lunch and cater, making them a favorite for carry-out.
Pierogi come in meat, potato, potato & cheese, and potato & onion styles for $6.99 per dozen and $7.99 per dozen for sauerkraut.
359 Willett Ave, Port Chester
This specialty grocer focuses on German, Polish, and Eastern European products with — as you’d guess — a solid focus on pork. Make sure to pick up a wurst, kraut, or kielbasa to go with your pierogi.
Styles include potato, potato & cheese, and sauerkraut & mushroom and cost $4.99 per dozen. Special requests are also available on large catering/take-out orders.
While they’re not technically in Westchester, these fairly local locales are ranked very highly in the Westchester Polish community. Check out Warsaw Deli in Stamford — a favorite of our own fashion and style director Halina Sabath, whose Polish know-how was instrumental in compiling this list — or Polish Deli Rumcajs just north into Mahopac on the edge of town.
Hey, they might not be on the right side of the county line, but there’s no such thing as too far a trip for some dynamite pierogi.