Email This Post HomeHumorFood & Cooking HumorBest Pierogies Online Amy Vansant October 2, 2013 Food & Cooking Humor, Food & Drink, Humor 22 Comments The Best Pierogies Online Challenge The best thing about marrying into a Polish family is the sudden appearance of pierogies: doughy dumplings stuffed with potatoes, cheese, meat, fruit or other deliciousness and then sautéed in butter. I mean, my husband, Mike, is nice, too, but he gets cranky if I try to sautée him in butter. Spoil-sport. I wanted to order pierogies online for three reasons: Pierogies are a pain to make. You have to make the dough and filling, then roll out the dough super thin and stuff it with the filling, then cut and seal the individual pierog (much like making ravioli), then boil them and watch through bitter tears as half of them burst open because you tried to make them so thin, and then bake or butter sautée them. It’s just always easier to make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich when I’m hungry. Frozen pierogies like Mrs. T‘s from mass market brands, just aren’t as good as homemade. The dough is always too thick. Although I can buy really good, authentic pierogies 30 minutes away from me in Baltimore, my lazy ass is never going to get dressed and drive to Baltimore to get them. I was amazed by the number of places willing to ship pierogies. Instead of guessing who had the best pierogies online, I sent emails to all of them, begging for samples I could compare in a “Best Pierogies Online” cook-off to be held in my belly. I barely hit “send” before I had every available nook and cranny of my refrigerator stuffed with pierogies and vats of kapusta (braised sauerkraut). The Fed-Ex guy eyed us suspiciously as we snatched box after box of ice-packed heaven into our house like crazy little pierogi goblins. If there was ever a time to fall down the stairs, it’s now, because we have enough ice packs to keep a hospital stocked. The generous response wasn’t surprising; all the Polish people I’ve met have all been warm, huggy people desperate to shove food down your throat. If there is ever a zombie apocalypse, I can only hope we’re visiting my mother-in-law when it happens, because we’ll be able to live until the next century on the food she has stockpiled there. Food is love. 45,000 cans of green beans, collectively, are just a big ole bear hug. We’re buying her the boxed set of “Hoarders” next week. Best Pierogies Online Superstars Not to be greedy, I only asked these “pierogies online” people for a cheese and potato sample, but many of them sent trays of various flavors, bless their little Polish hearts. Millie’s Pierogi: As my idiot bother-in-law (misspelling intentional) likes to say, Millie’s is the “real deal Holyfield.” Millie’s pierogi dough was super thin and the fillings were delicious. Visually, there was nothing uniform about Millie’s pierogies, you could just see a bunch of old Polish women pinching the dough around the filling. Millie and/or her minions also sent us several different flavors including Potato & Cheese with Kielbasa and Blueberry, which was not overly sweet at all, so don’s t wrinkle up your nose thinking it is pasta filled with jelly. It isn’t. Her web site is a little 1997, but I would totally redesign it for her, payment in pierogies. Call me. Pieroguys: Cute name and owned by two cute young guys from Kansas University: Frank Gazella (left) and Andrew Misak (right). Adorable, right? Because they weren’t old Polish women, I was surprised to find their pierogies were some of my favorites. They weren’t the same “authentic” ones I was used to eating. Their dough cooked with just a touch of a pie-crust like feel, which I found absolutely delicious. I can imagine a purist finding this unacceptable, but, damn. I loved them. They have a lot of interesting flavors available, too. The Scrambled Egg, Potato & Cheddar and the Spinach & Artichoke Dip were amazing. Perla Homemade Delights Perla sent some of the first to arrive, bags and bags of potato and cheese and jalapeno, potato and cheddar, which David at Perla mentioned were his favorite. We loved them, too! In fact, we stuffed our faces with Perla Pierogies for a week as we waited for the others to arrive. I was mad with pierogi power. Sweet Poland Sweet Poland’s packaging says “Family’s” on it, and they have that homemade charm we love. Maybe their dough was a tad thicker than some of the others, but they were still delicious. They were also kind enough to send several packages of different flavors and we’re gobbling them up! They have a huge online store, so if you’re looking for anything from kielbasa to blintzes, they’ve got you covered. Piast Like Sweet Poland, Piast has a huge online store with tons of goodies. Also like the others, the pierogies were authentic and yummy! I’m definitely going to have to go back to them and order some kielbasa, too. Polska Foods Polska Foods, from California is a new addition to the online pierogi world. Their pierogies are good and petite – the spinach ones you could almost swap out as ravioli and it would work! All their ingredients are organic. Pierogi Queen The Pierogi Queen is making everything by hand and finding it hard to keep up with demand. They, too, were delicious and she sent several flavors, including blueberry which is rapidly becoming one of my favorite flavors. Online ordering is restricted to requests sent by email. They’re located in Enfield Connecticut and sell to stores throughout New England, so if you’re up north, be sure to find them! People’s Pierogi Collective Apparently, the PPC only sell at the Eastern Market in Detroit. When I went back to inspect the site for online ordering, I couldn’t find anywhere to do it. I might have gotten a little carried away sending sites requests for pierogies, but I don’t regret it one bit. If you live in Detroit, get down to the Eastern Market and get yourself some of these pierogies! They were really good, and their packaging/marketing is slick. They might single-handedly get Detroit’s economy back on track. In short, there were no clunkers, just about five extra pounds on my hips. You can’t go wrong ordering from any of the stores gracious enough to send me samples for review! And a special note to any of the stores I contacted who didn’t get a chance to respond, I’ll be glad to add you if you want to send me a sample. I’d like to make this post the one stop resource for pierogies online. PS: I should note that “pierogi” is the plural of “pierog,” but everyone in America says “pierogies” for the plural, so I use that to help people find this article. Even though people who call jaguars “Jag-wires” makes me want to nunchuck them to the throat. About Latest Posts Amy VansantAmy Vansant is a USA Today and Wall Street Journal Best-Selling author specializing in fun, funny fiction --- even the murder mysteries. Latest posts by Amy Vansant (see all) Upgrading from turtles to panthers…Giveaway and deals - July 16, 2019 I am the turtle whisperer, pet lover giveaway and steals & deals - July 10, 2019 I’m writing Kilty, but Pineapple is stalking me…Beach Read Giveaway & Deals - July 1, 2019 22 Responses Abby October 2, 2013 I’m Polish. Pierogi were like currency when I was growing up. However, my favorite are simply filled with mushroom–no extra potato–and I’ve yet to find a vegan version. Sigh…too much work to make. Anyway, you need to get them from Hamtramick in Michigan near Detroit. HUGE Polish community. Totally authentic. The best. 3 likes Reply Amy Vansant October 2, 2013 One of these guys had mushroom only… and a couple had cabbage. I imagine egg goes into the dough in any case. I don’t get vegans. But luckily they’re always all gray so they fade into the background. 🙂 1 likes Reply Damien October 3, 2013 You, my dear comrade in keyboards, are doing the Lord’s work (NB: Any deity you prefer fits the ‘Lord’ in this case, I am not leaving anyone out. If you are an atheist, just name him/her Sid/Nancy). I live in Prague and my life is void of pierogies. This blog post is making me realize my need for a road trip to Poland. 2 likes Reply Amy Vansant October 4, 2013 Go my son, and seek the doughy goodness your soul craves! –Nancy 2 likes Reply Damien October 5, 2013 I can only hear you saying that in Darth Vader’s voice. I still want a pierogi… 2 likes KC January 20, 2014 Piast is the one I chose to order from as the shipping was a bit less after comparing them online. THEN I found your article. Drool drool and drool. Did you freeze some for later on? 0 likes Reply Amy Vansant January 21, 2014 Oh we froze a TON of them. You have to try Millie’s next. For traditional, they were pretty much perfect! 2 likes Reply Frank Kaminski March 12, 2015 Did you try PierogiePierogie.com? I like their selection better than Millie’s. 0 likes Reply john conroy August 19, 2015 Come get Paulina’s Pierogies this weekend in Raleigh at BJ’s Brier Creek 8/20/15 to 8/23/15 0 likes Reply Maryann November 22, 2016 Paulina’s pierogies will be in Derby Ct BJs. Just in time for the holidays!4 flavors! Onion, spinach, 4 cheese and jalepeno! Imported from Toronto Canada! Close to homemade as it gets! Great holiday special!6 lbs.19.99!Nov.23-Dec 8 Thursday through Sunday! 0 likes Reply Lizzie September 27, 2015 I am in Baltimore! Where do you suggest going for local pierogi? I also just stopped by a polish festival in Upper Fells Point and was excited to see they had the “farmers cheese” (I call it dried cottage cheese) filled ones. When I got home and made them, they were super sweet 🙁 did any of the online companies make them with a savory cottage cheese type filling?? (How my great grandma used to make them) Thanks! 1 likes Reply Amy Vansant September 28, 2015 I know my brother in law has gotten them at lexington market and they’re good, but that might just be certain times of year like Christmas. Peroguys had good farmer cheese ones but they’ve been AWOL a while now… 0 likes Reply Mary Bedry November 13, 2015 I am trying to find someone who makes pierogis the way my mother and I make. Unfortunately at 87 years of age it has become very difficult for me to stand and make them. Do you or any place you may know of make them with potatoes, onions and pot cheese/farmer cheese. I usually make them with the pot cheese if I can get to a Jewish deli store, otherwise I use the farmer cheese which I can get a bit more readily. 0 likes Reply Amy Vansant November 13, 2015 Piast definitely had farmer’s cheese: http://www.piast.com/collections/traditional-pierogi I think pieroguys did too, but their site has been down forever. 0 likes Reply Bill J Samson December 20, 2015 I live in Painesville Ohio and need to know where I can buy good pierogi’s at. 0 likes Reply Ania Kasior February 16, 2016 dziekuje! thank you for doing this hard work for us! Now I can shop to my heart’s delight for all these fantastic pierogi! 0 likes Reply Michelle Belk September 29, 2016 I am just learning of pierogis lol, even though I am an army brat and have been all over the world, my hubs, kids and I have never heard of them!! I saw them on our local Walmart ( we just moved to Louisiana 7 months ago from Mississippi) so I got them, I baked them, they were Mrs T’s frozen ones, I loved them, but my son and hubs not so much!! But I found a pierogi and kielbasa casserole, and I THINK they will love it!! But cannot find the pierogis now and I’ve bought all of the other ingredients!! So, I guess I will order them online, I saw the blueberry ones, are they a breakfast? Dessert? How would you serve, cook these? Thanks so much for your info!! 0 likes Reply Randal March 11, 2017 Grew up in Winnipeg, a very European, post-WWII city, years ago, when Perogies or Verenica, as we called them, was a favorite. We used to have contests to see who could eat the most! I ate 13, for lunch, one day! Many people ate them with dried cottage cheese, which was sold as such, in every grocery store. Mixed with egg yolk, and boiled, these were smothered in a special cream gravy that came from Mennonite Farmer Sausage, after these were sautéed with onions, until crisp. Nothing, and I mean, NOTHING, in this world, can EVER substitute that experience! Enough were made, for several days, to fry, in the black cast iron pan. These were eaten with sour cream and onions, and the taste, again, is out of this world. Alas, no one makes Dry Cottage Cheese anymore, most certainly, at least, I have never found it in the US. Those curds were large and a bit “sour”. When I was a kid, I ate the fried ones with Ketchup! To this day, I fry left-over pasta in oil, and add onion powder, and salt, and even cottage cheese, to remind me of those days……………yukkkk, but what can you do! And re. the gentleman from Prague, who doesn’t have pierogies, there. This seems like a cultural mistake, a HUGE anti-polish situation, that makes no sense to me, and makes me want to cry! John Candy used to fly his favorite Winnipeg Pierogies to wherever he was living! Thanks for the opportunity to remember 0 likes Reply Pam Larson July 6, 2017 Hi, when looking through your list I found a couple who are no longer in business. Could you perhaps update your list and what I am especially looking for are ones who will ship Potato, Cheddar & Jalapeno Pierogies, our favorites. Thank you! 0 likes Reply Julie September 9, 2017 Know anyone making gluten-free pierogies? I’ll travel anywhere! 0 likes Reply Justine Janora March 13, 2019 Amy..in a pinch you can make Lazy Cheese Pierogi..it’s a great Buffalo, MY recipe for parties or when ya don’t have the time to “Pinch and Roll” the Polish Dough. Boil 1 pkg of Rotini / Spiral noodles and rinse Chop 1 onion and fry in Butter Add onion and butter to noodles..add 1 container of cottage cheese, 1 container of sour cream, little bit of salt and sugar per your taste ..mix all up and then pour into glass or aluminum dish after spraying with Pam. Then pour 2 Cups of milk over it all. Cover with aluminum foil and bake for 45 min about 400. 0 likes Reply Amy Vansant March 14, 2019 Very cook – thank you! 0 likes Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Add me to Amy Vansant's Humor Newsletter!