New Jersey has a rich tradition in Polish cuisine thanks to a large immigrant population, but no Polish food has made quite the impact of the humble pierogi. This classic dumpling, packed with traditional fillings like potato, cheese, sauerkraut, or even cooked fruit, can be found on the menu of countless Garden State restaurants. But at one tiny Morristown cafe, you won’t just find the best pierogis in New Jersey – you’ll find them given countless modern twists. At Pierogies Cafe, the entire menu is almost entirely dedicated to this treat, with a large array of regular and vegan pierogies available every day and constant experimental specials being rolled out. If you ever wanted to eat yourself silly on this classic Polish dish, Pierogies Cafe is the place for you.
The small café does a brisk business from take-out, but you'll want to stay and savor these dumplings in a comfortable setting.
Every dumpling is hand-made here at the café, and filled with a wide range of filling. How wide? The regular menu features eight standard fillings, four vegan fillings, and that's before specials?
Traditional pierogi lovers can have them simply steamed and served with sour cream and chives for that classic flavor. But for those who want a little kick, get your pierogis fried and topped with fried onions and mushrooms. It's old-world taste with a little extra punch!
The restaurant is constantly innovating and introducing new pierogi flavors - like this saucy, spicy, BBQ rib pierogi. Of course, man cannot live on pierogis alone, so try some of their other Polish specialties - potato pancakes, kielbasa, Hunter's Stew, and stuffed cabbage.
And don't forget about dessert! You'll frequently find sweet fried pierogies on the menu, including these indulgent pockets of Nutella.
If you’re interested in trying them for yourself, you can visit the restaurant’s website and Facebook page to find out what they’re cooking up now.
Address: Pierogies House, 145 Morris St, Morristown, NJ 07960, USA
This article was originally posted on "Only in your state" by Raymond Goldfield