Vote for the Ultimate Pittsburgh Pierogi in our NCAA-style bracket

Which of these 32 pierogi spots should advance to the Sweet Sixteen?

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MJ Slaby

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Voting has ended in this round.


You love pierogies — but we already knew that.

Enter: the Ultimate Pittsburgh Pierogi Bracket, which we’re bringing to you in partnership with KDKA-TV and the Pittsburgh Pierogi Festival.

After sifting through your nominations, The Incline narrowed the nods down to 32 contenders for our March Madness-style bracket. The list includes sellers that specialize in pierogies, restaurants with interesting pierogi menu items, churches with regular sales, and pierogies that are only available a few times a year.

Nominators told us over and over that their criteria included dough quality, the ratio of filing to dough, and how close they are to pierogies made by grandma. We heard from readers who are willing to drive 80 miles to get the delicacies, who ate the same pierogies for two meals in 24 hours, and who turned eating pierogies into a tradition with out-of-town friends.

So without further ado, meet the 32 contenders in our Ultimate Pittsburgh Pierogi Bracket by checking out the guide at the bottom of this page — and vote for your favorites. (Click the bracket below to enlarge it, or download a PDF version here.)

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Select the Sweet Sixteen

The pierogi with the most votes in each matchup advances — so come back and vote in each round. (Here’s more about how our bracket process works.)

Voting ends at 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug 23. (The next round will be posted Friday, Aug 24.) Use the form below, or vote here.

Meet the 32 contenders

Here’s a little more about each contender on the bracket, as well as a map, to find your neighborhood pierogies.

(Red markers denote home base for pierogi sellers that travel such as stands and food trucks.)