Many Polish families emigrated to Pittsburgh in the 19th century to settle down and find work-- and as a result Pittsburgh still has a large Polish population.
Many Pittsburgh Polish families kept their culinary traditions alive and well-- and still prepare them daily as well as for special occasions. The most famous Polish dish is the pierogie-- and there are some amazing places all over Western Pennsylvania to get these delicious dumplings. If you’ve got a craving for some authentic Polish cuisine be sure to stop by any of these places for a great experience and a great meal.
If you know someone eager to try some Polish food, send them a GiftYa electronic gift card and let them experience all the delicious options available at any of the places on this list. They’re sure to fall in love with the friendly service they get-- as well as with the Polish cuisine. Just choose an amount and a restaurant and send via a personalized text!
2204 Penn Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
S&D Polish Deli is one of the best places in Pittsburgh to stock up on all things Polish. Their store has pierogies, kielbasy, pastries, pickles, and Polish hot mustard-- and if there’s something you’d like but don’t see on the shelves, they’ll happily order it for you.
This place is located in the Strip District, and is always bustling on the weekends. You can even stop and order some homemade Polish food from their kitchen. Either take it with you or enjoy it in their dining area.
“I must not get out much since this was my first time visiting S&D. But it won’t be my last and I have already mentioned and recommend this Polish Deli to all my friends and relatives.” -Yelp Review
32 Island Ave.
Pierogies Plus is one of the best places to get pierogies in Pittsburgh. This store is located in McKees Rocks and makes authentic pierogies-- just like they do in Poland. Here they’re made the old fashioned way and stuffed with delicious fillings by hand.
Their pierogies are stuffed with so many amazing combinations, such as cabbage and kielbasa, sauerkraut and bacon, and even potato and feta cheese-- you won’t know which flavor to try first! You can pick up your pierogies hot or cold-- or have them shipped to your door.
“Came to Pittsburgh for a Steelers game. I was told in this area had a good polish food and stumbled upon Pierogies Plus. The reviews are right, this place had some good food!” -Yelp Review
Latrobe and various
75 Pauline Dr.
Latrobe, PA 15650
If you’re in the mood for delicious homemade pierogies, consider checking out Gosia’s Pierogies-- at their store in Latrobe or all around Pittsburgh with their pop up food cart. The recipes they use for their pierogies have been handed down for generations-- and would explain why they taste so good.
Their food cart visits all kinds of festivals in the Western Pennsylvania area, and there is always a line of hungry customers. These pierogies are also a hit at many farmers markets in the area as well, including the one in downtown Pittsburgh at Market Square.
“The potato and cheese pierogi tastes exactly how you would imagine.. delicious. They were mouth-watering and I will no doubt be visiting in the future.” -Yelp Review
350 Butler St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15223
Sat, Wed-Thurs 11am-3pm
Whether you’re looking for traditional stuffed pierogies or want to try something a little different, make sure you stop by Cop Out Pierogies. They have an amazing selection of these much-loved Polish favorites, and you can even request a filling if you don’t see it on the menu!
Everything from crabmeat, to hot sausage, to dessert pierogies-- this place has it all! Located in Etna, it’s just a short drive from downtown Pittsburgh. Make sure you keep an eye out for their cart at the Pittsburgh Pierogi Festival!
“Love, love, looooooooove Cop Out Pierogies!!! I can't say enough good about this place!!! Huge selection of pierogi...all made right there in their kitchen.” -Yelp Review
4800 Second Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15207
Fri and Mon 11am-10pm
Jozsa Corner is more than just a restaurant, it’s an experience. Here you are welcomed into the kitchen of the owner, where he’ll create a unique and unforgettable dining experience. You can order items off their delicious menu that includes Hungarian, Polish, and other Eastern European fare.
Community is encouraged at this small restaurant in Hazelwood, and most of the time you will be sharing your table with strangers-- but that’s just all a part of the experience. Make sure to bring your favorite bottle of wine and get ready to enjoy some delicious cuisine!
“Such an amazing experience. Great and fresh food. BYOB which is great and had an amazing experience with my friends.” -Yelp Review
940 5th Ave.
Coraopolis, PA 15108
The next time you’re in the Coraopolis area of Pittsburgh, make sure you stop in for a bite at Lviv European Kitchen. No matter what you’re hungry for, this restaurant is sure to have it on their menu. With everything from homemade pizza, to delicious pierogies, to stuffed cabbage-- there’s no way you can walk away hungry.
They offer some great Polish food options in addition to their popular pierogies-- all of which is available for carry out or dining in. You won’t be disappointed when you dine at this place!
“Can't believe what I have been missing. I had the pierogi's with haluski and kielbasa- added a little salt and it was amazing.” -Yelp Review
9526 SR 30
Irwin, PA 15642
Bubba’s is a family owned business that specializes in serving the people of Irwin and Greensburg authentic Polish food. They make their pierogies and stuffed cabbages by hand each day-- and are sure to keep them well stocked for hungry customers.
They also make a deep dish pizza that is very popular-- and was even voted as the best pizza in Greensburg. Stop in to grab lunch or stock up on some pierogies!
“The cabbage was cooked just right so that it still had a little bit of al dente to it. They were delicious. The haluski had nice large noodles with just the right amount of seasoning.” -Yelp Review
4606 Penn Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
Apteka is a fantastic vegan restaurant located in the Bloomfield area of Pittsburgh. Not only is everything on their menu vegetable based-- they also offer a lot of gluten-free options as well. There are small plates like the potato pancakes-- as well as larger ones like the celeriac schnitzel that are the perfect size for sharing.
Make sure to stop by when the weather is warm and dine out on their back patio and order one of their homemade cocktails. It’s a great way to relax after a long day!
“Forget that this place is vegan. I mean, it's wonderful if you're vegan/veg but, if you're not, this place is still one of the best joints in the 'Burgh for yummy Eastern-Euro-style fare!” -Yelp Review
No matter where you choose to get some Polish fare, you’re going to love the menu options at each of these places. Their authentic Polish cuisine will have your coming back for more! What’s your favorite spot in Pittsburgh to get Polish food? Let us know in the comments!