Whether you spell it perogy or pyrohy or you get them from a Ukrainian or Russian deli, it’s all delicious. If you can’t convince your Baba to make it, here’s where to get your fix of these and other authentic, comfort-filled Ukrainian food.
This primarily Ukrainian deli has been around since 1985. It sells 10 different kinds of savoury and sweet perogies as well as some lesser known items such as nalysnyky (cottage cheese crepes) and white borscht made with garlic sausage, potatoes and hard-boiled eggs. Go for the huge breakfast plate with perogies, garlic sausage, a potato pancake and eggs for just $8.95.
1912 37 St. S.W., heritagebakeryanddeli.ca
Kalinka Food Store
Go for lunch or dinner at this Ukrainian deli and European food market located in the community of Fairview. The menu includes classic hot borscht, cabbage rolls and sausage with sauerkraut. The market also has a nice selection of sweet Ukrainian treats such as hazelnutty Kiev cake and sweet honey cake.
8, 7400 Macleod Trail S.E., 403-457-0990, kalynastore.ca
Matrioshka Russian Delicatessen
You might just miss this small store around the corner from 17th Avenue S.W. if not for the sandwich board outside advertising delicious cabbage rolls. It’s a Russian store, but you can get some seriously good bang for your buck here with bags of two-dozen perogies for $10 or less and a large bag of cabbage rolls for $3.95. The cherry dessert perogies are a favourite.
1610 14 St. S.W.
Hunt down the Perogy Boyz food truck year-round for a modern twist on everyone’s favourite Ukrainian dish. You can top eight potato-and-cheddar perogies with everything from classic onions and bacon to jalapeo cheese or maple syrup with berries. Find the truck’s location on Facebook or Twitter.
This popular spot has two food trucks, a restaurant and storefront in the Manchester Industrial area and a spot at the nearby Crossroads Market. Here, you can find Ukrainian-style cabbage rolls (no beef), kubasa (garlic sausage) as well as perishky (dough filled with potatoes and dill).
540 Cleveland Crescent S.E. and Crossroads Market, 1235 26 Ave. S.E., ukrainianfinefoods.net