Stefania’s Pierogi Truck
1,000 Pierogis a day already!
Stefania’s Pierogi Truck was set up at 11th and Sinatra Drive this weekend. Hoboken411 stopped by to snap some photos and sampled the Potato & Cheese Pierogis (and Chrusciki cookies) – but today’s review comes courtesy of 411 reader JJ – who gets the nod because he’s half Polish!
“Even though I’m half Polish, I’m no fan of Polish food, and I have a particular dislike for sauerkraut. Yet when I heard about The Pierogi Truck I knew I had to run out and try it immediately, because the one thing I do like is a good potato pierogi, and I really hadn’t had one since my Grandmother died years ago. So, on to the Truck…. it’s their first week in Hoboken, and the menu is super small, comprising 4 items: 2 kinds or Pierogi, a kielbasa sandwich, and a dessert item. That’s it.
But really, that’s enough. I tried the potato and cheese pierogi (the other option is mushroom and kraut), and they were perfect. Not as good as Grandma’s (of course) but pretty delicious. So many times pierogi seem tough to me, but not these. The dough is perfectly tender and I loved the creamy, melting blandness of the filling; served with sautéed onions and a generous side of sour cream, what more could you ask for ($5 for a serving of 8)? Next I tried the dessert, which is a Polish “angel wing” cookie called Chrusciki, which were also yummy, kind of like crisp little pieces of a funnel cake sprinkled with powdered sugar($3 for a large box).
Overall I’m loving the food trucks in Hoboken right now, and The Pierogi Truck is a great addition. All the pierogi are made by hand, and though the menu is limited, the two varieties are really enough; the potato and cheese is classic, and unlike tacos or pizza, pierogi aren’t really something I crave creativity with. Find ‘em on Facebook, too.”
PS – I asked the owners about their frequency in town – and although they are aiming at six days a week, can only manage three at the moment, because of the incredible amount of manual work it takes to prepare 1,000 pierogies!
SEE ORIGINAL UPDATE AFTER THE JUMP…
Not sure about the rest of you, but I feel as long as a food truck (like the Taco Truck, Cinnamon Snail, etc.) do not sell their products directly next to a similar establishment, then I’m all for it. However, a Hoboken411 reader asked me this weekend: “How many food trucks will the tiny city of Hoboken allow in before real brick and mortar establishments get really ticked off?”
Pierogi Truck adds to Hoboken mobile food convoy
Well now you can add another Food Truck option here in Hoboken: Stefania’s Pierogi Truck.
Expected to make it’s debut at 1st and Clinton Streets today, May 3, 2010 at 11:30am. You can see their menu here – with pierogi choices like the basic potato and cheese, Kielbasa sandwiches, and Gus Grown-up Soda. They also provide catering options as well.
“Stefania’s Pierogi Truck uses an original recipe that dates back at least 300 years. All of our pierogi and kielbasa sandwiches are made to order in the truck guaranteeing you the freshness and deliciousness you deserve.”
They plan on serving Hoboken as well as “the surrounding neighborhoods.” And since the mobile food trucks have been having issues with other businesses in Hoboken, and are often chased away by HPD – your best bet is to follow the Pierogi Truck on Twitter or Facebook for “real time locations.”
Description: Mobile food truck service Polish Pierogis and Keilbasa.
Address: Location varies. Follow them on Twitter to find out where.