West Side Date: R U eating pierogi, yet??

Our taste-test! We want it all!

Ru’s Pierogi opened up last week on Niagara St.- which if you have not heard- is the latest area in the Buffalo resurgence. We had noshed on Ru’s food truck not so long ago and have been patiently anxiously waiting for their first brick and mortar to open.

Here’s the lowdown:

Ru’s is cool. It’s laid-back inside with exposed brick, walk-up order station, bar, and natural sunlight flowing in. First things first: check out the menu on the wall to decide your pierogi. You can order batches of 5 or, like we do, order singles of each type so you can taste-test it all. Sides can be added on, you can opt for a burger or sandwich, and they have some hearty salads which include pierogi on them.

Waltz up to order. You will get a number for your table and you can sit anywhere you would like. Or get it to go if you’re on the run! Within minutes, the artsy pierogi arrive and before you know it- you’re back up to the front to order the ‘Apple’ for dessert.

So far, we have done take out for lunch and noshed inside. The place is perfect for a quick get together, a late night bite (see hours below), and even for just a beer and a pierogi if you’re killin’ time.

Beau noshed on the Half Ruler (brat/sauerkraut/spicy mustard/fries)

Lovebird tip: this is a pretty cool stop in between that church-and-reception wait for weddings- especially if you’re at The Statler or the Connecticut St. Armory (both of which are around the corner and down the street).

View of the bar- all local beer! (and wedding guests)

We got a little sneak peek in the back, where 15 employees are cranking out handmade pierogi in the back- all which are made with love from local ingredients. You can look in to the ‘warehouse’ upon Ru’s entrance to see the action. Read up on Ru’s history with Step Out Buffalo’s blog post.

The pierogi are so good and so addicting- we cannot wait to have this be a staple of ours in downtown Buffalo!

Must know:

  • Ru’s Pierogi // 295 Niagara St. // Buffalo // 14201
  • Hours: M-Th 11am-10pm // F-Sat 11am-11pm // closed Sunday
  • street parking only (for now) // takes cards
  • Kid friendly with their own little pierogi menu!
  • Perfect for: family, friends, kids, quick date, late night snack, killin’ time for a wedding, take out

Outside of Ru’s from Niagara St.

Cheddar & Potato pierogi *nom nom nom
Apple pierogi *dessert! must have!

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