By Jennifer L. at 2016-12-28
Piroshky Piroshky is a Seattle staple that all tourists should visit. I know I know. "Tell me something I don't know." They've definitely made a name for itself. Even the first Starbucks doesn't have stanchions outside to control the line. I went on a rainy day so it didn't take more than 10 minutes to order. Lucky me!
Ham, Cheese and Spinach -- Their most popular piroshki is the salmon pate but they were temporarily sold out so I went with their second most popular. The lady popped mine in the oven so I could have it hot and boy was I in for something else. The outside was so delicate and flaky, while the inside was packed with ham, mozzarella and spinach. Thoroughly enjoyed the savory ingredients inside, with the ham being slightly sweet.
Eat these bad boys as soon as you lay your pretty little hands on them. Trust me.
By Jia B. at 2016-12-28
Delicious piroshky place near Pike Place Market! The line may look long but it moves really quickly! We stopped in around 11 on a Saturday and we only waited in line for 10ish minutes. Keep in mind, you'll be waiting in a line outside since the actual store can only hold around 5 people. This also means that you will be taking your piroshky to go since there isn't seating!
They have both sweet and savory treats, which made the decision much more difficult! We decided to share the Smoked Salmon and the mascarpone. They were both delicious! If you like salmon you HAVE to try the smoked salmon one, you won't regret it! It is made with a tasty smoked salmon spread, yum! The mascarpone piroshky was also very tasty, it tasted a little like an almond croissant!
I highly recommend checking out Piroshky Piroshky if you are in the area! It won't disappoint!
By Lala T. at 2016-12-28
Tasted pretty close to how my tati (grandma) and mama make them! This place absolutely lives up to the hype. Here's a little history lesson: a piroshky is a Russian individual pie that's stuffed with (traditionally) meat or potato and either baked or fried. All my life, I've had the fried version and swore by it. Until the day that I ventured into this goldmine of a place called Piroshky Piroshky. This little hole in the wall is a staple at Pike's Market and luckily on a Friday mid morning the line was only about twenty people long (I've read that it gets worse on the weekends!). As we made our way to the end of the line, I could just smell the aromas of the baking dough and could not wait to get my hands on one. I read on Yelp that the must tries were the meat and cheese piroshky and the salmon piroshky. Although I have a huge sweet tooth, I had to order traditional here. As we made our way to the front of the line (moves surprisingly fast), we were told that they were out of the meat and cheese. We decided to wait for more to bake up in the oven (about 20 minutes) and ordered the salmon to share in the meantime.
I noticed that each piroshky had it's own shape. There were employees at the register ringing people up, some brushing the stuffed dough with a buttery smelling egg-wash and another rolling out the delicious dough. In a funny way, it reminded of me of home. We took our salmon piroshky and sat down at the two-seater counter and dug in. The HOT doughy creamy goodness smelled divine. This piroshky had a more traditional shape, but a local flare with the stuffing. The smoked salmon seemed to be mixed with some cream cheese, onion and a hint of dill. I was literally burning my mouth eating this because it was so good I couldn't stop. While I was devouring the piroshky and thinking of ways to steal the chefs and take them back to LA with me, my meat and cheese piroshky was ready to eat. The golden brown, round shaped piroshky with melted cheese looked almost too good to eat. Almost. I went in for the kill and the ground beef was so flavorful that I couldn't stop. It was really hard to share this one. The beef was seasoned perfectly and the sharp cheddar gave it a nice bite.
Before I ate these delicious concoctions, I was skeptical that anyone could make a piroshky equivalent to my mama's. But this was pretty darn close. They are very filling and very addicting, so be careful. The rest of my trip in Seattle could have been spent in that little hole in the wall if it were up to me. The service was friendly and fast. There is definitely limited to no seating options, but these treats are easy to maneuver and eat while walking. This will be the first spot I hit on my next trip over to Seattle. It hit the spot on a colder than normal Seattle morning. Come to Los Angeles, Piroshky Piroshky!
By Nick C. at 2016-12-27
Overhyped, yes. Don't get too mind-boggled by the line, since it does move pretty quick. We went on a Saturday morning around 11am and only waited about 15-minutes. The wait is mostly due to the fact that the store itself can probably only fits 5 customers at once.
We had already made up our minds about getting the Salmon Pate piroshky, but picking that second one difficult; there were so many other options. After feeling the pressure of holding up the line, we got the Beef & Cheese piroshky. The Salmon Pate is definitely my favorite of the two, first few bites were so heavenly with that buttery salmon texture, it almost melts in your mouth. I recommend sharing the pastries, otherwise, think it's a bit much. By the time we got to the Beef & Cheese piroshky, it was lukewarm, and just didn't taste that good. Maybe we should have gotten a sweet piroshky instead.
TIPS: If you like salmon, get the salmon pate piroshky, you won't regret it!
It's definitely more of a tourist attraction, but nevertheless, Piroshky Piroshky is definitely worth trying.
By Saleen D. at 2016-12-24
A must try when visiting Seattle! Super, amazingly delicious! I came here twice!
Located in Pike's Place. You can either spot this place by their long line, which moves at a decent rate, or you can smell this place by their wonderful aroma! Do not let the line stop you, it moves pretty quick & it is worth the wait.
They serve a variety of savory & sweet Russian pastries. They tend to sell out of their popular items, such as the Beef & Cheese & the Salmon Pate, but they are always making more throughout the day. Just wait!
Beef & Cheese: Holy guacamole! This is seriously heaven! The beef is so flavorful & mixed with the cheese, just perfection! The bread was so tasty! & we were so fortunate to have it fresh out of the oven!
Salmon Pate: Shaped like salmon haha. Pretty good! The salmon is very hearty & tasty.
By Jo K. at 2016-12-15
You know, might be one of the highlights of my recent Seattle trip. Stumbled upon it while walking around The Public Market..
Quick service just like how a bakery should be. I can imagine it having long lines during peak hours
Beef and cheese piroshky!
Honestly, still don't know what is a piroshky, but it was delicious!! I wish I had the chance to order again before our trip was over. I heard this one and the salmon piroshky are the most popular. Will have to give it a try my next trip!
By Scott G. at 2016-12-28
We've been coming here for over 10 years and no trip to Seattle is complete without a piroshki. It's crazy that PDX does not have piroshki joint like this place. I always get the same thing, smoked salmon pate and beef and onion ($5.70 each). Both are excellent. There never used to to be much of a wait back in the day but now there Is a designated traffic control person. There is a very small counter to eat but we usually eat them as we watch them throw the salmon around at the Pike market across the street. It is touristy, crazy busy, over priced and the parking sucks but a piroshki at the Pike Market is my #1 recommendation for visitors to Seattle.
By Cynthia A. at 2016-12-10
AMAZING! My absolute favorite was the apple cinnamon roll, it is pure magic, has pieces of apple and it's fresh out of the oven! Definitely a must! The puff stick was pretty good too.
The bakery is pretty small but even though lines are long, it goes super fast and it's totally worth it. Very friendly staff.
Ps: the smell just makes it worth going!
By Cathy L. at 2016-12-23
YESS!!! Thanks for not letting me down, Yelp!
This was on my list of places to try out in Seattle, though I was a little worried it'd be all hype...I was quickly put in my place.
There was a line both times I went (once in the afternoon and once early in the morning), but the line moved quickly. I got a smoked salmon piroshky and immediately made plans to keep coming back. The pastry on the outside was nice and warm and just a little flaky, but thin. The creamy salmon on the inside was absolute perfection!!! Great flavors. It was still good when I bought extra and just popped them in the microwave to have for breakfast the next day (though nothing beats when they're fresh out of the oven)
By Ryan J. at 2016-11-28
I've never had Russian pastries until now, and I must admit, they're definitely quite tasty and filling. When we arrived, the line was long, but don't be fooled because it goes by quickly.
My girlfriend and I shared the Beef and Cheese Piroshky and the Potato and Cheese Piroshky. The bread is nice, soft, and flaky which is perfect for breakfast. And even though it costs like $5 per pastry, they load it up on the inside to make it worth it. I even got the chance to try their Chocolate Cream Hazelnut Roll which was yummy since it was not overly sweet. Both the savory and dessert pastries are great and I hope to come back to try more the next time I visit.
It's also conveniently located next to the first Starbucks since these can go well with some coffee. I'd recommend to try it out if you're in town.
By Nette B. at 2016-11-21
Hello there Piroshky Piroshky!
I am Nettte B visiting your establishment. Anywhere that you see a long line and it's not a grand opening or special event, you know it must be good. Well, we stood in line wanting to try some of their desserts.
We tried the Oscar's Starand Chedar Cheese & Garlic Roll. Both were delicious!
We didn't wait long. It was about a 15-20 minute wait but glad that we were chit chatting with family and friends. Also, I would slip out of the line and look around then return back to my friends.
Give this place a try if you have a sweet tooth for pastries.
By Lily D. at 2016-11-30
Not only it smells so good..... it tastes even better than how it looks!
The sweetness of the buns stays in the air and forces everyone walking by to stop and wonder what is in this tiny little bakery.
I would suggest to enjoy them while they are hot!
Also.... I find the savory selections taste a hair better than the sweet selections.
The Salmon is definitely the best, aromatic and fluffy bread with yummy and perfectly balanced salmon filling. There are more than enough fillings to go with every bite.
Then the potato and cheese,
It's hard to stop until your hands are empty.
Thank god the lineup helped a bit with the calories.......
By Julia T. at 2016-12-19
Long line but it moves quick. Delicious delicious pastries. The prices are expensive compared to normal pastries. 2 meat pastries were $10-$12 total....that's expensive!!
I got the smoked salmon pate and the beef&cheese. Beef and cheese was delicious. You've got to order it. Smoked salmon was delicious too and creamy-I have a pretty low tolerance for cream so while it was too creamy for me, my group all loved it.
Both of these are must-orders for sure.
I will be back to check how delicious the sweet pastries are for sure:)
By Salim M. at 2016-12-21
I have no idea why I didn't write a review for this place earlier. I love the piroshky here. Seriously. It is a cosy tiny place in Seattle Pike Place Market. One of the coolest attractions and places in the city. Full of great local restaurants and shops. However, I find this piroshky place the nicest of all with a constant long line regardless of the time of the day that you stop by. Which itself is a proof that others agree with me.
The line is fast though. It ranges from long to crazy long and insane. I have been there in all situations taking different friends visiting the city to grab a piroshki. In any circumstances we haven't been in the line for more than 5 minutes or even less.
The piroshkies are great. I have tried almost all of the and I must say that there is nothing I didn't like there. The beef and cheese is a simple beef piroshky and great for a meal coming with some vegetables. I also tried the Beef and onion which I tried before. All the Potato based ones are definitely good as well. However, few of the them are very special to me. The Whole Baked Apple one is unique with a whole apple inside the piroshki but well baked and cooked and has become soft. The Cherry and White Chocolate one is just amazing and I would stay is a must have. If you feel comfortable with a little bit of excitement and new tastes go with the Fresh Rhubarb Piroshky. It is some sort of sweet and sour definitely leaning much more to the sweet side. However, I should say that it is also a must have there.
I definitely recommend this place to anyone who is visiting Seattle. It is for sure one of my favorite places in the city. However, be aware there are not sitting area for the restaurant except a couple of standing chairs beside the wall so either plan to visit the stores in the market after you grab your piroshkies or have a place in mind to go back to os that you can enjoy your piroshkies.
By Sowmya P. at 2016-12-30
If you go to pike place, go here! We came here on a frigid cold evening, not knowing what a piroshky is. The line was long, so we thought good food and joined the crowd... We got the smoked mozeralla and mushroom piroshky, it was fresh and piping hot pastry filled with savory goodness! They run out of things quickly though, ll definitely try something else next time
By Lillian C. at 2016-11-14
This small bakery was so good that my boyfriend and I went back for our second time during our VERY short trip to Seattle. Located at Pike Place Market, the line can get really long! But it's definitely worth it, and it generally passes by rather quickly. The delicious aroma of the bakery also draws you in.
Each piroshky is basically a bread pastry with some sort of either savory or sweet filling. The type of bread that is made with each filling ranges to compliment the texure and taste of the fillings as well. We got the:
x Salmon Pate: SO GOOD!! If you love salmon, definitely get this one. This was easily one of my favorites. And I'll be getting it again in the future. It's also shaped like a fish, so that's fun :)
x Beef & Onion: Super tasty if you like hearty food and if you love meat. This was my boyfriend's favorite! The bread on this piroshky was flaky and almost resembled how some Asian baked goods are. Really delicious if you prefer savory foods.
x Apple Cinnamon: This was okay! Probably wouldn't get it again just because I don't have a huge sweet tooth. I prefer the savory piroshkies.
Next time, I definitely want to try the Chicken, Mushroom, & Rice one and possibly the Thanksgiving Turkey as well. This bakery is very unique, and it lives up to the hype!
By Matthew L. at 2016-11-27
I was staying at a hotel that was a 3 minute walk from Pike Place, and I probably passed by this stall twice a day. The line was long as hell every time I passed it until I decided to suck it up and wake up a bit earlier to in line. I think I waited roughly 15 minutes, but boy, it was worth it!
I'm a big smoked salmon fan, so a smoked salmon pate filled pastry could only be a winner. Spoiler alert: It was! I also love the added touch that it is indeed, in the shape of salmon, and not too expensive at $6. I don't think I'd wait any longer than 15 minutes for it, but it sure was tasty!
By Adrienne T. at 2016-12-18
Good to-go snack at Pike Place Market. The line looked long but it moved pretty quickly. They hand you a menu while you are waiting, so you know what to order by the time you reach the cashier. Line cutters beware, security was strictly being enforced by a 4 foot tall woman.
The people at the front said the beef + cheese and salmon piroshki were the most popular flavors. The beef and cheese was good, it had a stewed type beef and cheddar cheese filling in a baked bread crust. Also tried the potato and mushroom. It had sliced potatoes, mushrooms, and maybe some onions or celery also in a baked bread crust. It could have used a little more seasoning. The beef and cheese was better.
There is a lot of turnover of product here so the items are always fresh, but I do enjoy piroshki better when they are fresh out of the oven/fryer. So I will come back as long as there is not a long line.
By Nari C. at 2016-12-19
I have no idea WHY people like this place. NO IDEA.
I tried several popular items (smoked salmon pate, apple cinnamon, etc) but all of them were dry and stale. I usually love pate, but honestly I just wanted to BARF after taking one bite. It almost tasted expired. Literally tossed it right after. I wish I was just exaggerating. I hate giving 1 star reviews, but I feel compelled to tell the truth.
My theory is that people have not tried amazing baked goods, so they think Pirsohky is the shit, hence people giving an average of 4.5 star rating.
For LA natives: If Portos Bakery is like a Chanel bag, then Piroshky is a shaggy bag you find in the sale section of Salvation Army.
Total tourist trap. SKIP.
By Trista H. at 2016-11-08
While in the Market, a Piroshky is a must.
When my wife and I stopped there wasn't a line. However; it's apparent that a lengthy line does form due the the man-made aisle created.
Discover is an accepted form of payment. There is no seating offered which is okay since these tasty individual-sized baked buns can be easily enjoyed while in transit.
My wife and I ordered and shared a Beef and Cheese Piroshky for $5.70. The bun was warm and soft. The filling plentiful and flavorful. What a fun treat to share while walking around the Market.
Thank you Piroshky for preparing, baking and sweating all day in order to share your delightful Russian cuisine with us Seattleites and tourists.