54-01 Metropolitan Avenue
Pierogi needs no "s" as pierogi is plural in Polish -- the name for the traditional, pillowy filled dumplings loved by Eastern Europeans and those who, at dinner time, want to be. This shop, located on a rather inconvenient stretch of Metropolitan Avenue in Queens, makes gastronomical specialization an art.
Fillings include the usual potato, potato and cheese, cabbage, mushroom, and minced meat, plus kasha, blueberries, beets, and combinations like kasha and bacon.
What to Know:
Most of what they sell is frozen so bring a chill pack and stock up. Packages of 12 pierogies sell for about $6 but prices may vary with the filling. They're closed on Sundays and only take cash. No credit or debit cards.
The nearest subway stop is Forest Avenue on the M line from which you can take the Q39 bus ten blocks to Metropolitan Avenue. Walk four blocks from there.