Indulge in Authentic Polish Pierogi at These 11 Metro Detroit Spots

From traditional options to creative fillings, here’s 11 places to get an authentic Polish pierogi in Metro Detroit.
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Pietrzyk Pierogis photograph courtesy of Mar Mnz

Pierogi — a dumpling that’s filled with a savory or sweet filling like potato, sauerkraut, or sweet cheese before being boiled or pan-fried — are a staple of Polish culture. That culture was brought to metro Detroit when Polish people began immigrating to the area in the 1880s, and today the region is full of plenty of authentic pierogi options.

Here’s 11 markets and restaurants worth checking out the next time you’re looking to get your pierogi fix.   

Pietrzyk Pierogi

Pietrzyk’s Pierogi serves pierogi with a third-generation twist. Founder Erica Pietrzyk has accumulated over 90 pierogi filling recipes over the years, from classic fillings to more creative ones such as a pizza filling. The company’s motto is “Make pierogi, eat love.” Pietrzyk Pierogi, 1429 Gratiot Ave. Ste. 109, Detroit; 313-614-9393; pietrzykpierogi.com.

Srodek’s Campau Quality Sausage

A long-time staple of authentic Polish food, Srodek’s offers more than just delicious kielbasa. The business has been family owned since 1981. Srodek’s takes pride in their quality, home-made goods. They have a selection of over 30 different flavors of pierogi. Srodek’s Campau Quality Sausage, 9601 Campau St., Hamtramck; 313-871-8080 and 40211 Mound Road, Sterling Heights; 586-250-9090; srodek.com. 

Polish Market

The Polish Market’s world-famous pierogi keeps customers and the local Polish community coming back for more. Started by a Polish immigrant named Marek Kolynicz, the Polish Market in Troy has been around for over 25 years. Polish Market, 2938 E. Maple Road, Troy; 248-577-5334; gopolishmarket.com.

Bozek’s Market 

With two metro Detroit locations, family-owned Bozek’s Market gives the area a taste of Polish tradition. The Bozek’s take pride in expanding their customer’s knowledge of Poland, carrying various books, magazines, and souvenirs from their culture. They have a vast selection of pierogi and other Polish delicacies, from sweets to breads. Bozek’s Market, 3317 Caniff St., Hamtramck; 313-369-0600; and 42354 Van Dyke Ave., Sterling Heights; 586-991-0135; bozeksmarkets.com. 

The Little Pierogi and Crepe Kitchen

This family-owned business gives customers the chance to try savory and sweet flavors of both crepes and pierogi. Customers can choose from savory pierogi flavors like loaded potato or sweet ones like farmers’ cheese. The Little Pierogi and Crepe Kitchen, 125 Elm St., Wyandotte; 734-639-0877; facebook.com/wyandottepck.

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Dobre Pierogi photograph courtesy of Abigail Wittwer

Dobre Pierogi

Opened in summer 2019, Diana Wittwer decided to launch her pierogi shop after the success she saw at the Royal Oak and Birmingham farmer’s markets. At Dobre Pierogi, she offers a wide variety of pierogi flavors, all of which are homemade. Dobre Pierogi, 48899 Hayes Road, Shelby Township; 586-219-8739; dobrepierogi.com.

Polish Village Cafe

Located under an old hotel in Hamtramck, this restaurant offers all the Polish favorites and has been since the mid-1970s. Everything in the cafe is cooked carefully and with tradition, including the pierogi. Polish Village Cafe, 2990 Yemans St., Hamtramck; 313-874-5726; polishvillagecafe.us.  

Val’s Polish Kitchen

This American and Polish restaurant proudly serves home-style cooked meals for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The large menu includes lots of sandwiches and American diner favorites, but the pierogi — listed under the “specials” section with potato pancakes, Hungarian goulash, kielbasa, and kraut — are a must-try item. Val’s Polish Kitchen, 224 E. Auburn Road., Rochester Hills; 248-293-2660; valspolishkitchen.com.

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Photograph courtesy of Val’s

Polonia Restaurant

Polonia has been a staple of Hamtramck for 40 years. Famous for its old-world ambiance and traditional Polish flavors, the restaurant was even featured on an episode of Anthony Bourdain’s No Reservations. Their pierogi honor the culinary traditions of Poland. Polonia Restaurant, 2934 Yemans St., Hamtramck; 313-873-8432; facebook.com/poloniapolishrest.

Jennie’s Pierogies

Jennie opened her first restaurant in 1986, just a mile from her house. She passed her culinary skills on to her daughters, Mary and Terry, and they have since opened up new locations. Jennie’s Pierogies has around 20 different pierogi flavors including mushroom and onion; Polish meatball; jalapeño, potato, cheese, and broccoli; cherry; and many more. Jennie’s Pierogies, 31100 Hoover Road, Warren; 586-983-5256; 6659 Middlebelt Road, Garden City; 734-523-0911; jenniespierogies.com.

Anios Restaurant

Located in Washington Township, this quaint restaurant offers many Polish classics, including sausage with sauerkraut and stuffed cabbage. Many of the specials are Polish dishes. They also have interesting takes on pierogi, such as a pierogi reuben slider. Anios Restaurant, 66603 Van Dyke, Washington; 586-785-3952; facebook.com/aniosrestaurant

This post has been updated for 2024.