Dishin’: Piroshky, Piroshky… (say it and eat it twice)

It’s so great, they had to name it twice. Before you start belting out “New York, New York,” think again. We’re in Seattle, and we’re talking about one of New Yorker Anthony Bourdain’s favorite local eateries: Piroshky, Piroshky.

Piroshky, Piroshky is easy to find. Follow your nose as it detects the sweet butter aroma that prevails over the other super smells at Pike Place Market, and you’ll soon be in line with others eager to enter the narrow doorway. This is a place where it’s good to be in line. You have time to preview the possibilities in the storefront window, watch the piroshky-making process, and poke the people around you to ask their favorites.

Per the website, piroshky comes from the Russian word “pir,” meaning feast, and is a “hand held meal in the form of a ‘festive’ pie with a variety of fillings.” Your challenge, should you choose to accept it, is to choose between meat (from beef & onion to smoked salmon pate), vegetable (from sauerkraut, carrot, cabbage & onion to smoked mozzarella, broccoli & mushroom), and sweet (from fresh rhubarb to the chocolate cream hazelnut roll).

Our favorite? Any one savory followed by any one sweet. (Gotta get two… isn’t that why it’s called Piroshky, Piroshky?) Piroshkies are superb street food – something seriously lacking here in Seattle. Glide through the one-way store, grap a couple of these portable goodies, and go enjoy your feast on the street.

Originally posted at Seattlest (where “we” = me) on October 12, 2007.

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One Response to “Dishin’: Piroshky, Piroshky… (say it and eat it twice)”

  1. October 8, 2008 at 11:48 am #

    Those are good… I like the ones at Piroshky on Broadway just as much, if you are in that neck of town: 128 Broadway E (between Denny & Olive).

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