Stuffed dumplings exist in most cultures, but especially in Central and Eastern European countries where hiding food in other food is a common practice. The Polish version is known as a pierog (singular) or pierogi (plural).
Get your Polish on today, National Pierogi Day, and everyday with pierogi from Delightful Pastries at two of their locations -- Chicago French Market (131 N. Clinton Ave.) and Old Town (1710 N. Wells St.). Offered are three flavors -- Cheese and Potato, Mushroom and Sauerkraut, or Meat -- in two styles -- Chicago Style, with caramelized onions, Cheddar cheese and tzatziki sauce, or Grandma Style with caramelized onions and sour cream. Snatch up four dumplings for $6 or 6 dumplings for $8. Or pick up frozen pierogi to prepare at home from their Jefferson Park location.
Virtual Tour of Delightful Pastries in Jefferson Park