2019: Brooklyn Voted Baba’s Pierogies Best European Restaurant!
295 3rd Ave.
(718) 222-0777 – www.babasbk.com
Baba’s is a cool, modern eatery spotlighting Eastern European pierogi with classic & nontraditional fillings. Their journey began one summer when they decided to set-up shop in our home kitchen in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. They opened a pierogi catering service starting with two simple fillings, cheese and potato. The demand was instantaneous and soon after we began adding new fillings to the menu, leading them to Baba’s Pierogies. Growing up, pierogies were made every Friday at grandma’s (baba’s) house. Everyone would excitedly wait for her to drop them in the boiling water. Once they were ready to eat, slow pokes didn’t stand a chance! They were gone as soon as they hit the bowl! The recipes used at Baba’s Pierogies have been taught to the owners directly by Baba herself.
2017: Brooklyn Voted Brooklyn Beet Company Best European!
Brooklyn Beet Company
7205 Third Avenue (347) 492-0020
When it comes to best European in the borough, you can’t beat the beet – the Brooklyn Beet, that is. Bay Ridge’s Brooklyn Beet Company, at home on the busy Third Avenue strip for a couple of years now, boasts an extensive menu of beet-centric Eastern and Central European dishes (like, the fan-favorite Brooklyn Beet burger), all of which are served in the eatery’s intimate, brick-lined dining space. Though, its burgers can’t take all the praise. Signature European dishes like the restaurant’s Turnip-Squash Dumplings and Lake Champlain Rabbit Street are also popular among patrons. With a menu you more than likely won’t see anywhere else, especially in its hometown, it’s no surprise Brooklyn Beet Company ends its year with best of the borough bragging rights.