Polish Soul Food and Pumpkin-Spice Pierogi at Prince of Pierogi

“It’s been a busy season!” said Krzysztof Krol, owner of Prince of Pierogi, which opened in Ephraim in late May. 

“In the beginning [of the season], we were running out of pierogi,” he said. “Now we are able to have 10 flavors of pierogi daily.” 

As the season went on and staff members worked through the kinks of opening a new business during a pandemic, they’ve been able to expand the list of flavor offerings of the Polish dumplings, which includes the original savory varieties in servings of six or 10, and dessert varieties in servings of four or seven. 

Savory pierogis. Photo by Aleah Kidd.

New this month is a dessert flavor in the spirit of fall: pumpkin spice. Staff member Louisa came up with the filling recipe, which is similar to that of a classic spiced pumpkin pie. Other dessert flavors include banana and Nutella, blueberry cream cheese, and Door County cherry cream cheese. 

As temperatures continue to drop, Krol also recommends trying some of the other popular Polish comfort foods on the menu: the cabbage rolls and hunter’s stew. The cabbage rolls are filled with a hearty blend of beef, rice, mushrooms and onions, and topped with tomato sauce and spices. Hunter’s stew – a traditional homemade Polish dish – is a thick mixture of fresh cabbage and sauerkraut stewed with mushrooms, tomatoes and a variety of meats. 

The cabbage roll and hunter’s stew. Photo by Aleah Kidd.

The seasonal restaurant will close Nov. 1 this year. Seating is all outdoor, and orders are taken and delivered through windows. Review the menu at, and follow the Facebook page at to see updates and specials.

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