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Best Pierogies In Detroit

When most people in the Detroit area think of Polish food, we think of Hamtramck. However, there are many other restaurants in the metro area where you can get your pierogie fix, as well. Check out this list for the best in metro Detroit.
Christine's Cuisine
729 E. Nine Mile Road
Ferndale, MI 48220
(248) 584-3354

Christine's Cuisine is located in a small strip mall near the corner of 9 Mile and Woodward, and could easily be overlooked; however, its European cuisine is very good, including its pierogies. "Baba's Pierogies" includes a cheddar cheese and potato filling. They are deep-fried and finished with caramelized onions, with sour cream on the side. You can also ask for them to be pan-fried or boiled if you prefer that over deep-fried. You can choose from a 1/2 dozen ($6.50) or a dozen ($11.50). If you're very hungry, go for the combo plate, which includes 3 pierogies, grilled sausage, kapusta (sauerkraut), grilled rye bread and sour cream ($9.50).

122 E. Washington St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
(734) 665-8767

Amadeus can be found at the corner of E. Washington St. and 4th St. in downtown Ann Arbor. The restaurant is housed in a restored 1876 building. The restaurant has outside dining options when the weather is optimal (ie, spring/summer), as well as its indoor seating area. You can order its pierogies off its appetizer menu - three for $5 or six for $9 - with your choice of sweet cheese, pork, mushroom, potato/American cheese, sauerkraut or potato/farmer cheese filling and garnished with sour cream. Another option would be to order the Pierogi Plate, which also includes a garden salad and rolls ($13), garnished with bread crumbs and sour cream. Amadeus is an Eastern European restaurant, and you can find other delicacies on the menu as well, such as potato pancakes, schnitzel and kielbasa.

2934 Yemans St.
Hamtramck, MI 48212
(313) 873-8432

It would be criminal not to include any Hamtramck places for best pierogies, and Polonia is a good place to start. Anthony Bourdain filmed an episode of No Reservations here in 2009. Polonia's food is great. Depending on your appetite, you can order five pierogies for $6.50, which are filled with potato, cheese and sauerkraut; if you're hungrier, get the Polish combination plate (stuffed cabbage with tomato sauce, sausage, 2 pierogies, mashed potato with gravy and sauerkraut; $8.95) or the Polish Trio Dish ($6.95) which includes two pierogies, two pancakes and Polish fresh sausage, which can also be eaten as an appetizer. If you're a senior citizen, Polonia has a special deal for you too; they have "senior citizen dinners" ($7.95) which are served daily after 4 p.m.

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Wawel Restaurant
American Polish Cultural Center
2975 E. Maple Road
Troy, MI 48084
(248) 689-3636

You can find Wawel at the corner of Maple and Dequindre in Troy, in the American Polish Cultural Center. The restaurant is closed on Mondays and Saturdays. On Friday nights from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., you can hear live piano music here. Reservations are requested, although not required. Dinners are served with a cup of soup, and the pierogies ($8.95) are "mix or match" with choices of potato, cheese or sauerkraut, with fried onions. On Fridays only, you can order the Friday's Platter ($13.95), which includes fried shrimp, cod and mushrooms, french fries, pierogi (potato/cheese/kraut) and coleslaw and cocktail sauce. Other entrees including pierogies are the meat pierogi ($8.75), Wawel Polish Platter ($13.95) and the Potato Pancakes Special ($9.75). You can always order pierogies as a side dish.

The Little Pierogi & Crepe Kitchen
125 Elm St.
Wyandotte, MI 48192
(734) 639-0877

As you could guess from its name, the Little Pierogi & Crepe Kitchen offers a huge variety of pierogies. Pierogies are $1.50 each, and currently the kitchen is cash only. Choose from savory flavors like the classic potato pierogi, farmers cheese, jalapeño popper, mac 'n cheese or pizza. If you want a sweet pierogi, the restaurant offers apple pie, cherry cheesecake and Oreo flavors, all of which are deep-fried and include a homemade icing side. The restaurant is closed Sundays and Mondays.

Related: Best Polish Food In Detroit

Liz Parker is a freelance writer and a University of Michigan graduate with a degree in Creative Writing and Literature. Her work can be found at and
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