The best dumplings in Chester

 

I’ll be honest, when I first stumbled upon the Pierogi place on Brook Street I had to google what on earth is a pierogi. In my defence, I had been out for a few drinks with my friends on a Saturday afternoon, and before I knew it, a few drinks had turned into a session and at one point I knew that if I didn’t get some sustenance in myself there and then I would probably not be able to have another pint.

 

And that, my friends, is utterly unacceptable.

 

 

Anyway, there I was, trying to focus on the screen of my smartphone and to decipher the cryptic clues it was giving me. Thanks Wikipedia, for saving the day, because I learned that pierogi are filled dumplings of Central European origin made by wrapping unleavened dough around a savoury or sweet filling and cooking in boiling water.

 

 

It sounded all kinds of alright to me and that is how I was first introduced to the wonder that is Pierogi Chester.

 

 

So – these little pockets of beauty are hand-made to a special (and probably super-secret) family recipe and packed with all kinds of different fillings. There’s potato and cheese, beef and pork, sauerkraut and mushroom and then of course, the daily specials. My favourite of the specials so far has been the spinach, garlic and cream cheese because boy, that was intense, but all the specials are pretty interesting.

 

 

It’s an optional extra, but I heartily recommend you choose some caramelised onions to go on your pierogis, too. They’re sweets and crispy and if you don’t have them, you’re totally missing out on the whole experience.

 

 

You can grab one dumpling for less than a quid, but if you fancy making a meal of it, you part with less than a fiver for (wait for it) five and around eight quid for ten. Whether you eat in or takeaway only affects the vessel the pierogis are served in, and you should prepare to make good friends with your fellow diners; seating is limited (but it is comfortable).

 

 

It’s one of my favourite eateries in Chester right now guys. You should totally visit.

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  • YUM! I love pierogis! I have a friend who claims they’re easy to make but I’d much rather purchase them from shops like this one. 🙂

  • They look so delicious and I love them. I can’t find them in my city right now and I think I ll try make them by my own!

  • Jasmin N

    Ooooooooooooh, my hubby would love this! He’s obsessed with those. Me on the other hand, not so much haha.

  • Guy Wu

    A regular saturday afternoon visitor here, given Number 61 is opposite. These are delicious and a real treat, no one will ever be disappointed

    • Katja Knox

      I love that the place has regulars! I’ve never been disappointed either, in fact I’ve loved them more with each visit. Always something new to be had!

      • Guy Wu

        I had a special yesterday, that was..a special indeed..especially after the blizzard in Brook Street

  • Karoliina Kazi

    I’ve heard so much about pierogis but have never tried them – yet! These ones look delicious – I must visit a Polish restaurant as soon as I’m back in London x

    • Katja Knox

      You totally should – and don’t forget the caramelized onion and maybe even crispy bacon bits on top. They make the meal complete!

  • Kari Haywood

    I love unique little places like that! And they look so delicious. I’ve never tried them myself, but I’m going to have to put that on my list of musts!