Piroshky Piroshky is a tiny storefront in Pike Place Market serving piroshkis, a sort of Russian hand pie of both the savory and sweet kind. Reportedly mobbed on the weekends and during the day with tourists and locals, we made a wise decision to hit up all our Pike Place dining destinations at 9am on a Monday. As you can see, even at that early hour there is a small line out the door. As you stand outside on the sidewalk you can watch the master piroshky maker assemble trays and trays of pastries before turning in the cramped work space to slide them in the oven. There is also a menu posted on the glass front, so, hopefully by the time you make it into the shoebox-sized store, you know what you want and can keep the line moving in a timely manner.
Once inside, you're confronted with only a simple display case, and a small bar with four stools.
The pastries are quite sizable, and one is plenty for a snack or even lunch. We went with the cabbage and onion piroshky. The soft, yeasted, egg-washed dough envelopes perfectly sweet cabbage and onions spiced with black pepper.
Well worth the hype, and probably even worth waiting in line for (although, I'm glad I didn't have to wait). I'd do it again!
1908 Pike Place, Seattle, WA 98101