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National Pierogi Day: 5 places in Cleveland to get one of the city's favorite dishes

National Pierogi Day: 5 places in Cleveland to get one of the city's favorite dishes
Posted at 10:32 AM, Oct 08, 2017

Pierogi are to Cleveland what pizza is to New York City. It just works, not to mention there dozens of places around the city to pick up these delicious stuffed dumplings.

Since it's National Pierogi Day, find five local places to celebrate one of Cleveland's favorite foods.

Jukebox

These are beyond traditional flavors. Spicy chicken and black bean. Mushroom and sauerkraut. Peppered beef and potato. Vegetarian and vegan options are available here. Here at Jukebox, the hipster spot in Hingetown, pierogi are 3 for $7.

1404 W. 29th Street Cleveland, Ohio 44113

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Rudy's Strudel

Located in the polish hub of Parma, Rudy's Strudel is famous for their Fat Tuesday sweet treats known as Paczki. But they also crank out nearly 10 flavors of pierogi. From cherry and apple to broccoli and cheddar, choosing a kind will be the hard part.

5580 Ridge Road Parma, Ohio 44129

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Sokolowski's University Inn

This Polish and European restaurant has been making pierogi in Tremont since 1923. Overlooking the Cuyahoga River and downtown Cleveland, you get the best of both worlds: food and a stellar view. Michael Symon included it in his " The Best Thing I Ever Ate" list on the Food Network. Pierogi here are traditional and simple. Nothing more and nothing less. If you're looking for a real authentic pierogi, put this restaurant on your list.

1201 University Road Cleveland, Ohio 44113

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Pierogi Palace

It's a palace in the West Side Market offering breakfast stuffed pierogi.  Offering more than 30 flavors, this stand is sure to not disappoint. Crab, plum, Szechuan chicken and Reuben are just a few of the choices offered here. Get there early to snag your pierogi.

1979 W. 25th Street Cleveland, Ohio 44113

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Perla Homemade Delights

Again, Parma and Pierogi. They go hand in hand. These pierogi are made by a group of women who love tradition and enjoy passing it on to hungry customers.Mouthwatering sauerkraut and onion to sweet cottage cheese, tradition is on your side at this longtime family establishment.

5380 State Road Parma, Ohio 44129

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