Pierogies Plus, McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania

Sherri Granato By Sherri Granato, 5th Aug 2014 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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Bobby Flay Knows what Pittsburgher's know, so he featured Pierogies Plus on FoodNation. In fact, the studies show that these little packages of heaven are eaten eleven times more in Pittsburgh than anywhere else in the United States. Even Pittsburgh’s own Pirate’s baseball team holds a pierogie race during the bottom of the 5th inning at every Pirates home game.

A Pittsburgh Tradition, Authentic Polish & Slovakian Food

There is no doubt about it that Pittsburgh has been made famous for a multitude of things, and food is no exception to this well known fact. To sample everything that Pittsburgh has to offer in the way of food would take a person months due to the vast selection of homemade and homegrown foods to the ethnic and traditional favorites that have been handed down from generations of families that understand what great food consists of.

Authentic food is one of those things that we simply must have once in awhile to supply our inner need for the things that comfort us, and pierogi’s made from scratch fills this particular human requirement in most cases. The simplicity of flour, eggs, onions and butter surrounding a filling of creamy potatoes or cheese speaks to our sense of taste and well being. They are a delicious treat, side dish or whole meal in itself, and they are a traditional food of the Pittsburgh region.

Pittsburgher’s love their pierogie’s so much so that studies show that these little packages of heaven are eaten eleven times more in Pittsburgh than anywhere else in the United States. Even Pittsburgh’s own Pirate’s baseball team holds a pierogie race during the bottom of the 5th inning at every Pirates home game.

Helen Mannarino knows all about the taste of Pittsburgh and she definitely knows that includes pierogies. In fact she has made them a part of her life since helping her mother out in their kitchen in Poland. Luckily for us Helen moved to Pittsburgh in 1974 and fell in love with the region. Missing her own food she took to cooking her Polish favorites which included pierogies. Her friends and neighbors were so impressed by her cooking skills that they started requesting them from her with constant orders.

In 1991 Helen opened up Pierogies Plus in answer to the strong demand for them. It wasn’t long after this that Bobby Flay caught wind of her heavenly creations and featured Pierogies Plus on both Food Finds and FoodNation. The world now knew of Pittsburgh’s best kept secret and they wanted to try them out. The request for these potato and cheese filled flour pockets have come from as far as Hawaii and Alaska. Californians have been known to request overnight shipment of the traditional pierogies from the south west part of Pennsylvania from the one and only woman that makes traditional eastern European food for the Gods.

The store offers the traditional pierogie flavors that we all know and love, but there are other choices that range from hot sausage to cottage cheese & chives to ground beef and potato & sauerkraut pierogis. Pierogies Plus also makes stuffed cabbage, haluski, sampler platters, deli salads and homemade breads. They also sell instructional DVD’s for How to Do It Yourself. All of the products that Pierogis Plus sells can be purchased online for the customer’s convenience or you can simply walk-in and pick them up to go.

Location: 342 Island Avenue, McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania, just 5 miles from the heart of Pittsburgh

Order by Phone: 866-455-6800

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Baseball, Bobby Flay, Cabbage, Cheese, Creamy, Foodnation, Haluski, Pirates, Pittsburgh, Poland, Potatoes, Race, Sauerkraut Pierogis, Sausage, Traditional

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author avatar Sherri Granato
Sherri has lived in several haunted properties, including a morgue turned basement apartment. Instead of fearing the paranormal, she has opted to embrace, investigate and understand it.

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author avatar Retired
5th Aug 2014 (#)

As always, your descriptions leave me starving. Yum! Great piece!

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author avatar Margaret Michel
5th Aug 2014 (#)

Yummy, sounds good!

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author avatar Phyl Campbell
7th Aug 2014 (#)

Sections and photos, please.

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