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Are Pierogi Vegan?

by Fabian Jackson

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Looking for a new favourite comfort snack and wondering if pierogi could be the answer? Keep reading to discover all and if they’re suitable for a vegan diet.

What are pierogies?

Pierogi are filled dumplings made from unleavened dough and stuffed with a variety of fillings before being boiled in water and then pan-fried before eating.

The exact origins of pierogi have been a long-debated subject. They appear in history through Central and Eastern Europe with strong roots in Polish and Italian cuisines. Other legends cite the dumplings travelling into Europe via the Silk Road from China.


It seems that all we’re certain of is that they’re delicious.

Are pierogi vegan?

Yes, pierogies can be made fully plant-based, but this doesn’t mean that they always are. Sometimes egg is used in the dough and the fillings can occasionally include cheese or quark.

What next?

If you’re starving for vegan pierogies, then why not turn your hand to this 5-ingredient caramelised onion and potato pierogi recipe from our Food Editor, Val? One bite and you’ll know that they’re the perfect balance of savoury, sweet, soft and crispy.  

Make sure to let us know what you think of the recipe!


Fabian Jackson
by Fabian Jackson

Fabian is one of our lovely Content Marketing Assistants who loves writing almost as much as he loves coffee, old episodes of Escape to the Country (no judgement here), and cooking up a storm in his kitchen.

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