Baba’s Pierogies

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76 Solid

Named after the owner’s pierogi-master grandmother, Baba’s stuffs its dumplings with everything from mac ’n’ cheese to sauerkraut.

295 Third Ave., Brooklyn, NY, 11215


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You can’t open a single-item comfort-food specialty shop these days without a sense of humor and a willingness to cater to the Attention-Deficit Generation in the flavor department. Thus Baba’s, named after the owner’s pierogi-master grandmother, stuffs its dumplings with everything from a mixture of jalapeño, potato, and cheddar to mac ’n’ cheese — a soporific combo that picks up where the ziti-topped pizza left off. In spite of these efforts, the best pierogi on the menu is a classic — a surprisingly un-stodgy boiled variety filled with a piquant sauerkraut and tossed in butter and chives (get them topped with sautéed mushrooms for $1.50 extra). We imagine Baba would back us up on this.

Rob Patronite and Robin Raisfeld

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