Pierogi restaurant coming soon to Mission Street

For years, we’ve been wondering when you might be able to get a decent pierogi in the Mission. (Old World does a good job, but they’re a truck/pop-up, so you can’t always get it when you want it. They have a couple of Hanukkah dinners coming up btw.)

Now, perhaps the time has come. Grub Street last week broke the news:

A new pierogi restaurant called Stuffed is making its way to the small shop space that currently houses Mission Sub (2788 Mission between 23rd and 24th). Grub Street catches the news this a.m. and some further digging reveals that owners Dana Sacco and Andy Schoengrund have been developing their pierogi bar concept for a number of months now. We’ve reached out for some further details and an opening timeframe (it will obviously be 2013) and will let you know as soon as we know more.

And today they published a first look at the menu:

Traditional Pierogi
Potato, farmer’s cheese, cheddar cheese. Served with onions and sour cream. Bacon-wrapped option.

Veggie Pierogi
Potato, portabella mushroom, spinach, goat cheese. Served with parmesan cheese sauce or pesto sauce.

Pulled Pork Pierogi
Seasoned slow cooked pork with walnut butter sauce and fontina cheese.

Salmon Pierogi
Potato with cream cheese, smoked salmon. Served with butter and lemon juice sauce and dill.

Lamb Pierogi
Ground lamb with Mediterranean spices with a goat cheese center. Spinach dough, and served with hummus sauce.

Spicy Buffalo Pierogi
Potato with blue cheese, pan-fried in spicy Buffalo wing sauce.

Pierogi topped with eggs Benedict with plain potato or chorizo potato fillings.
Bacon-wrapped option


[Image via Eater SF]

46 Responses to “Pierogi restaurant coming soon to Mission Street”

  1. Q: Why can’t we have this at the 16th&Mish end of the Mission?

    A: Because it would fail, as everything else of worth does, in the rectum of The Mission.

    24th St., I envy you.

    • Christine says:

      16th and Valencia is luckily a short walk, but yeah, I wish we we could have nice things on the north end of Mission St. :(

    • Move says:

      24th Street, AKA Lower Noe.

    • Herr Doktor Professor Deth Vegetable says:

      You’re being punished for referring to the Mission as “mish”.

    • Yar says:

      This is not the RECTUM of the Mission. If you think so then LEAVE our City and our Mission District. It is NOT the “Mish” either. I am a proud third generation native born in the Mission. Would you hipsters, fake bike messengers and anyone who doesn’t like it please go BACK to where you came from NOW. You’re ruining my District and you don’t belong.

  2. Valerie says:

    Dreams do come true

  3. stencil says:

    where’s the sauerkraut?

  4. Erik says:

    Holy shit pierogis.

  5. Missy says:

    what about Giordano Bros? they make a mean pierogi! http://www.giordanobros.com/

  6. nofishtoday says:


  7. boobface says:

    seconding the sauerkraut.

  8. Fausto says:

    Ohhhh, there shall be kraut. I have spoken to Sacco. Beer and wine to wash it down with as well of course.

  9. Hater says:

    It would be nice to be able to get a real authentic pierogi instead of these acid nightmare hipster jackass versions.

    • blintzen says:

      I was excited for this place until I read your post. And now I think I’m with you 100%. Time to book a trip to Pittsburgh and have a marathon feast at the BBT…I can have a good cry in my Straub.

      • what the says:

        the BBT is pretty mediocre. i knew tons of polish people in pittsburgh (like, from poland polish people, not my great grandma was polish polish people), and not a single one liked the food there. as far as polish food goes, there aren’t any restaurants worth going to in pittsburgh.

        in general, polish culture in western pennsylvania has been watered down in the pan-slav-milieu of slovaks, czechs, russians and poles that often lived in the same mining and steel mill towns in the appalachians – polish americans eat czech dishes that they think are polish (and vice versa, too, i’m sure). whatever remains of polish culture in western PA and OH now is about as chinese as general tso’s chicken — if you go to poland and order any pierogis with potatoes they are called ruskie pierogi (e.g. russian pierogi)… yet pittsburghers of polish descent have somehow become convinced that cheese and potato pierogis are a staple in poland.

        your best bet in america is to go to brooklyn or chicago if you want good authentic polish food (though there are a couple good ones in boston).

    • Amy says:

      I’m with you. Potato and/or cheese or bust.

      • what the says:

        Traditional Polish pierogi are made with wild mushrooms and cabbage/sauerkraut or with finely ground beef (so fine it’s almost like pâté) and wild mushrooms.

        This whole potato thing is borrowed from Ruthenian peasants, and the menu indicates as much (ruskie pierogi) when you order anything with potatoes and/or cheese in a pierogi at a restaurant in Poland. In the many years I traveled around Poland or lived there, I have never seen anyone make potato pierogis at home.

    • Hmm says:

      You want real, authentic? Move to Poland. Too far? Try Chicago.

    • tuffy says:

      Aaw the BBT. Some fond memories of shows there. I’ve never really experienced pierogi nostalgia but Pittsburgh cuisine never really achieved anything more than novelty attempts at other regional dishes anyway.

    • Sfnola says:

      If you can find your way out of the Mission, there are tons of eastern European groceries selling authentic versions in the outer Richmond.

  10. Jeff says:

    I love sauerkraut pierogies, get them at Whole Foods from Polska Foods. Local and organic! Can’t wait to try this place as well!

    • Maria says:

      Oh man, Polska Foods’s pierogi is the best. Who needs to go to Poland when we have them right here?

  11. Brillo says:

    I don’t get it. This is some kinda midwestern thing? In which case, why bring it here?

  12. Schlub says:

    Love a good perogi as much as the next guy, but none of their menu options appeal to me. Keep it simple guys, this stuff is a bit off track.

  13. Herr Doktor Professor Deth Vegetable says:

    Oh man, I hope they have authentic Pączki!

  14. uppppppp says:

    Are perogies the white man’s burrito?

  15. Katicatt says:

    I was so excited at reading the title to this, those are no pierogi flavors i’ve ever heard of. Grew up in Chicago, potato, onion, saurkraut, cheese…. my babcia just rolled over in her grave.

  16. Rusyn Americans (also known as Carpatho-Russian Americans or Ruthenian Americans) are North Americans whose ancestors were born in Carpathian Ruthenia. says:

    I will try.

  17. scum says:

    The City has been fucking/yupping them up for a while.

  18. someJuan says:

    Pier-guat? Que tipo de comida es esto? Son como pupusas?

  19. what the says:

    this is an utter abomination. can you fucking hipsters (*cough* yuppies trying to be hip *cough*) quit bastardizing every possible cuisine of food? we already have kung pao pastrami and “burroti” (get it?) in this neighborhood, it’d be nice if you leave the cuisine of my motherland alone.

    nothing on this menu is anything that anyone in poland would ever eat. it really makes me wonder whether the chefs have even ever eaten any authentic polish food whatsoever…. makes sense that they are from the mid-west, this is like the frito pie of pierogis.