|Venue name:||Baba's Pierogies||Contact:|
295 Third Ave
|Cross street:||between Carroll and 1st Sts|
|Opening hours:||Tue–Sun 11:30am–10pm|
|Transport:||Subway: R to Union St|
|Price:||Average pierogi: $3. AmEx, MC, V.|
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Average User Rating
5 / 5
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Baba's Pierogies is an exceptional new restaurant (roughly 3 months young); the latest shining star to appear in Gowanus! These guys have the Eastern European treat perfected and it's available in a whole slew of great flavors. I tried the Spinach & Feta last night and was not disappointed. They made them to order but it did not take long at all: 5 minutes, tops. The carrot salad actually came out last! My wife had the only vegan option available, sauerkraut, which she completely devoured. While she chose to have her's boiled (tossed in butter and chives) I decided to go pan fried. They seemed to be equally greasy (the boiled ones were drenched in butter), diminishing the health benefit of choosing one over the other. The carrot salad tasted a lot like the Passover dish charoset, which was a pleasant surprise (gotta love those Eastern European traditions). What I found equally impressive about the establishment was the friendly service by people who you could tell truly cared about your experience at their establishment. It's also worth mentioning the beautiful, bright decor, overall cleanliness (including a great restroom) and lemon lime water available at the front counter. Top it all off with environmentally friendly table ware and a menu that also features some authentic, non-pierogi items and you have yet another fine Brooklyn establishment you can't miss!
I've never made a specific trip to Brooklyn for a restaurant, until the all-pierogi hype hit social media. During opening weekend, Baba herself was pinching dough in the back kitchen. It was reminiscent of my Grandmother's home cooked recipe with potato cheese filling and the family pitching in! The menu bursts with Polish-modern and varied pierogi fillings, plus kielbasa sliders and "dips". When in Brooklyn… will always!