Blueberry Pierogi at Veselka – NYC
If you’re a fan of Veselka, a fan of pierogi, or maybe a fan of blueberries, you probably know about Veselka’s seasonal blueberry pierogi. It’s basically blueberries rolled in sugar, wrapped in dough, boiled, and served with sour cream. I’m more of a savory pierogi person (cheese or potato-filled — preferably fried — topped with caramelized onions and sour cream), but when it’s hot as hell and you want something light, it fits the bill quite nicely. Although secretly, I do wish they came fried, like mini blueberry pies you can pop in your mouth one at a time. I was told by a waitress in the past, however, they couldn’t fry the blueberry pierogi because the berries would pop in the frying process. Also, I’m sure creating anything bite-size filled with exploding, hot balls of fruit lava and grease is a lawsuit just waiting to happen.
The summer is almost over (I know, WTF?!), so if you’ve been meaning to go, time is running out. A small plate is $7.25, but I’d recommend the big plate ($11.95), or better yet, go with a friend and order one big plate of cheese and potato pierogi and one big plate of blueberry to share. Even better, bring another friend and order a burger too. The last time I went, a small order with kielbasa on the side left me wanting more, and that’s no way to leave a restaurant. Eating light or otherwise.
144 Second Ave (at 9th St)
New York, NY 10003
part of me wants to order them and stuff them in my pockets… go home and fry them. By part of me I mean I wholeheartedly want to do that.
Lawsuits can suck it when it comes to my own personal stupidity.
@Nicholas – Make sure you lint brush the pierogi before frying. Lint is highly flammable.
Tell Vanessa’s Dumplings to expand their dumpling line.
@someguy – I’m happy getting my pierogi at Veselka!
@Joohyun – Veselka misses you too! Um, I think…