By Sandra J. Howe
Perogies are a favorite comfort food, and nobody makes them better than the Perogie Palace in Meaford, Ontario. Their slogan (“We make everything RIGHT here!”) speaks to their commitment to fresh, handmade, delicious food. Becky Weller and Alex Bogacki opened the Perogie Palace four years ago, and have worked diligently at perfecting recipes and providing excellent customer service. TripAdvisor ratings show them at #1 of 19 Meaford eateries, quite an accomplishment in a community known for fresh, local food!
Alex is Canadian-born of Polish heritage, and learned to make perogies from his mother. Becky says, “Before I met Alex I had only eaten those doughy, store-bought perogies.” Together they make scrumptious food. Alex prepares the dough and does deliveries on his motorcycle. Becky fills and pinches the perogies by hand, stuffs the cabbage rolls, tends the borscht, and serves customers. They are both friendly, fun, and clearly love their work. With their unusual collection of memorabilia to peruse, a meal at the Perogie Palace is a high-value culinary adventure to enjoy.
Who knew perogies came in so many flavors? You can choose meaty varieties like Polish (cheese/potato/bacon) and Cheeseburger (pork/beef/cheese), or vegetarian options like Spinach/Feta/Potato, Sweet Potato, or Mushroom/Sauerkraut. The salads are fresh and filling. The Polish Hangover Soup is amazing, though I can’t say if it cures headaches. And the Warsaw Platter is a meat-lover’s dream. Becky and Alex also do special orders, catering, and frozen meals so you can partake of their delicacies at home. Stop by soon for some wonderful, homemade comfort food!
36 Sykes St. South
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