Pietrzyk Pierogi celebrates grand opening in Japanese Market on Saturday


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Erica Pietrzyk at the counter of Pietrzyk Pierogi. - LEE DEVITO

  • Lee DeVito
  • Erica Pietrzyk on the counter of Pietrzyk Pierogi.

Pietrzyk Pierogi’s transformation from pop-up to everlasting is full. The Japanese Market brick-and-mortar spot celebrates its grand opening from 10 a.m. to Four p.m. on Saturday.

Erica Pietrzyk (pronounced like “pea-ah-shyck” for the Polish-challenged) began serving pierogi primarily based on her household’s recipes in 2014 as a pop-up in bars in and round Hamtramck. Since then, she launched a Kickstarter, elevating greater than $10,000 for home equipment and different prices as a way to open a extra everlasting location inside Japanese Market’s Gratiot Central Market. The spot had a smooth opening Labor Day weekend, and can roll out frozen packaged meals in addition to specials this weekend.


Pietrzyk says the specials embrace pierogi with a trendy twist, like “Lox of Dill” (filled with salmon, cream cheese, and scallions, and tucked right into a dill dough) and a “Cheeseburger” selection (floor beef, sirloin, and cheese sauce, topped with sesame seeds).




Different menu gadgets embrace Zapiekankie (Polish avenue pizzas), chilly vegetable salads, kielbasa, seasonal soups, and metropolis hen. Frozen pierogi are additionally obtainable on the market, in addition to different merchandise.


Pietrzyk tells us the Japanese Market spot was beforehand used as a prep kitchen for Sugar Home, and earlier than that it was a Legends Coney Island. Now, Pietrzyk Pierogi is considered one of solely two distributors in Gratiot Central Market that sells ready meals relatively than uncooked meals.


Pietrzyk Pierogi is positioned at 1429 Gratiot Ave., Detroit, Suite #109. Hours are 10 a.m.-Three p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, and 9 a.m-5 p.m. Thursday via Saturday, with carry-out hours from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday and 10 a.m.-Four p.m. from Thursday via Saturday.


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