Where to Satisfy Your Pierogi Cravings in North Jersey

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Pierogies are an iconic food, – and if you haven’t had a pierogi, you’re probably missing out. Served as an appetizer, main dish, or dessert – pierogies are a favorite when it comes to comfort food. The English word “pierogi” comes from Polish pierogi. And while the origin of pierogies is sometimes debated in America, the food has a strong connection to Polish tradition and immigrants. 

At their core, they are dumplings that are first boiled, then fried to give them a bit of browning. You’ll find that a typical pierogi is filled with potato – but they can also contain cheese, sauerkraut, ground meat, mushrooms, or fruits — all sure to be delicious. Keep reading to find out where you can satisfy your pierogi cravings in North Jersey.

Hudson Tavern {51 14th Street, Hoboken}

Hudson Tavern

An underrated spot {to some!} in the Mile Square, Hudson Tavern, has pierogies on the menu as an appetizer. Filled with potato, onion, and cheese, then topped with tasty balsamic-glazed onions, walnuts, and tomato – this uptown Hoboken spot will become your go-to for pierogies.

Jola Polish Deli {110 Hutton Street, Jersey City}

jola polish deli jersey city

This spot is for locals looking for great conversation, great prices, and the best pierogies in The Heights. From potato dishes to cold cuts and more, this Jersey City spot can be described in one word: authentic. Owned by Polish natives, Jola Polish Deli’s shelves are lined with hundreds of Polish ingredients, and their most popular dish is probably the Pierogi Ruskie {with potato, cheese, and onions}. As a pierogi fan, this is a must-try in the Hoboken/JC area.

Hamilton Inn {708 Jersey Avenue, Jersey City}

Hamilton Inn

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Locals are LOVING this appetizer from Hamilton Inn. The potato + goat cheese pierogies have truffled sour cream and caramelized onions for a great kickoff to your meal. Enjoy Camp Hamilton’s outdoor dining setup, grab a cocktail with a side of pierogies, and enjoy this downtown Jersey City spot.

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Alex and Terry’s Deli {798 Broadway, Bayonne}

A hidden gem with great pierogies, phenomenal service, monster sandwiches, and more. Right when you walk into Alex and Terry’s, you will get an authentic, home-cooking feel. The staff is pleasant, and the pierogies are one-of-a-kind. If you’re hungry, we recommend any of its sandwiches – they’re tasty and massive!

Aunt Miss Christine Handmade Pierogi {94 Walnut Street, Montclair}

Aunt Miss Christine

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This virtual pierogi restaurant is made possible through Red Eye Cafe in Montclair {a collaboration made in foodie heaven}. Aunt Miss Christine Pierogi operates from Red Eye Cafe’s kitchen and offers tasty pierogies that you can order on Aunt Miss Christine Pierogi’s website. If you’re in the area, order online and stop into Red Eye Cafe to pick up different frozen pierogi options that you can enjoy in the comfort of your own home.

Homemade Pirogi {295 Main Avenue, Clifton}

With 18 varieties of pierogies, Homemade Pirogi’s in Clifton is serious about its pierogi offerings. This hidden gem in Clifton has been making these pierogies from scratch at its new location since 2004. And if you’ve never had a pizza pierogi – then head to Homemade Pirogi — because it has them.

N+K Prime Marketplace {1899 Springfield Avenue, Maplewood}

N+K Prime Marketplace

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N+K Prime is a Polish Butcher Shop and Marketplace serving homemade pierogies daily. Fresh, authentic, and delicious – these pierogies are sure to be some of the tastiest in North Jersey. The Essex County shop is a local favorite that specializes in different Polish eats. Side note: N+K makes it incredibly easy to do a quick pickup of pierogies.

Piast Meats + Provisions {800 River Drive + 1 Passaic Street, Garfield}

Piast Meats + Provisions

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Founded in 1991, this family-owned gourmet market has two locations in Garfield, New Jersey. Some of the pierogi options included: potato + cheese, sauerkraut + mushroom, sweet cabbage, meat, blueberry pierogies, and more. While there are so many to choose from, you can’t go wrong with any choice. The dough from the pierogies is mixed daily, and the stuffings are incredibly fresh.

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Pierogies House {145 Morris Street, Morristown}

Pierogies House

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Handmade pierogies served beautifully at this Morristown hidden gem. The charm and atmosphere are reasons to visit, but you’ll keep returning for the tasty and authentic pierogies. A local favorite is the Jalapeno, Bacon, and Cheddar Pierogi – yum! BONUS: Pierogies House has vegan options.

Rosa-Ly Pierogi {69 US Highway 46, Fairfield}

Rosa-Ly Pierogi

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Essex County residents, this one is for you. Rosa-Ly Pierogi has been open since 1977 and has been serving authentic pierogies ever since. With a variety of flavors, you’ll always want to try something new when you stop in this hidden gem. The pierogi selection is expansive – and even has buffalo chicken as a filling option {that’s correct, buff chick pierogies}.

Royal Warsaw {871 River Drive, Elmwood Park}

Royal Warsaw

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Grandma’s Homemade Pierogies is what you’ll find on this menu {but actually, that’s what the section of the menu is named}. You name it, Royal Warsaw is serving it. The Elmwood Park spot has Polish pierogies, meat pierogies, fruit pierogies, and more. The trip is worth it, located just ~30 minutes from Hoboken and Jersey City. Side note: don’t sleep on its Kielbasa!

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Taylor is an {overly} proud Jersey girl, who has been lucky enough to call Hoboken home for the last three years, and Jersey City for two prior. Originally from a small town in Hunterdon County, Taylor received her degree in multimedia journalism from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh. She also spent some time in Miami, but always knew she’d find her way to Hoboken. Taylor has a career in sports, digital, and social media strategy in the NYC area. A lover of all things local, she has a long list of favorite restaurants and coffee shops where she spends a good chunk of her time. You can also catch her running on the waterfront, walking her new pup, watching reruns of Real Housewives, or making a trip to HomeGoods