Bay Ridge Is Famous For These Pierogis and Chocolate Cannolis
Think of all the dense, soft potatoes and tender beef that constitutes Polish food, then amp it up with warmth, practice, and some New York sensibility, and you’ve got yourself the Bay Ridge neighborhood legend that is Polonica. They’ve got the literal best pierogis in all kinds of sensational varieties—cheese and potato, spinach and potato, sauerkraut and potato, mushroom and potato—the list goes on. Throw in crisp potato pancakes, a perfect recipe for goulash, and a mouthwatering mushroom-stuffed chicken, and the two of you are basically in Poland.
When you’ve been fully satisfied by those hearty Polish delicacies, make the next leg of your journey a dulcet getaway to Italy with baked goods from staple Bay Ridge bakery Paneantico. This bustling storefront brings Euro-chic vibes with small tables and chairs crammed into the no-frills space where it’s all about letting the sweets take center stage. The old-fashioned Italian breads and sweets will add just the subtle touch you need after that weighty dinner. If you’re a chocolate lover, you’ll definitely want to try the chocolate cannoli—it’s what they’re famous for, and it’s heavenly.
8305 3rd Avenue, Brooklyn
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