Pierogi for Pediatric Cancer: A better future for our children

Our most basic roots here at Simply Pierogi have always been about creating a quality life for our family, and those of our employees. As a family business, now three generations deep, we here at Simply feel that there is nothing more important than family itself, and at the center of that family: our children

One of the kids sampling our different Pierogi flavors to choose the best one.

That’s why a few weeks ago we got together with a bunch of little smiling faces down at Roswell Park’s pediatric unit to have a pierogi tasting! We left it up to the children to decide on their favorite pierogi flavor. This particular flavor would end up giving a portion of all its sales back to the Courage of Carly Fund! The kids happily decided; some after many second servings of course! To our surprise, it wasn’t one of our sweet flavors like our Apple & Cinnamon or our Blueberry & Cheese that was chosen, but instead our Potato & Onion! How great it was to see the kids loving our most classic and popular flavor. We are especially thrilled that this flavor ended up being the flavor because with it being one of our most popular, it will result in even more being given to this wonderful organization. 

For those who don’t know, the Courage of Carly Fund was started by a little girl who fought her cancer with great courage and optimism, determined to do the living she always dreamed of. Carly Collard Cottone wanted to help other kids battle their cancer with that same spirit she had. What started as Carly’s Club is now an organization that helps fund cancer research and pediatric programs focused on emotional and psychological support and increasing the resources needed, giving all these children a fighting chance.

We couldn’t be more proud of our choice to partner with the Courage of Carly Fund.

We are confident in our choice to go with the Courage of Carly Fund and Roswell Park Cancer Institute as they have long-standing reputations in the WNY community and continue to go above and beyond. We look forward to watching the strides made in their research and the courage created through the pediatric programs. 

“It’s the community donations and partnerships with companies like Simply Pierogi that makes the programs offered by Courage of Carly Fund possible. This generosity provides critical dollars to Roswell Park that advance pediatric cancer research at Roswell Park and enable us to provide year-round programs for kids and families as they’re facing extraordinary challenges,” says Jennifer Hickok, Director of Corporate Partnerships at the Alliance Foundation

We are completely honored to announce this beautiful partnership with the Courage of Carly Fund through Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center right here in our hometown of Buffalo, NY.  We look forward to the fact that this will give the opportunity for the whole community to be involved with creating a better life for these kids.

To find where you can buy or bring home our pierogi click here.

Buffalo’s Pint’s & Pierogi Festival

It’s that time of year again, the birds are chirping, the trees are growing, the sun is finally shining. This can only mean one thing… Summer is finally here in Buffalo, New York. We waited SIX LONG MONTHS FOR THIS… am I right? BUT, it is finally here and it is time to enjoy this beautiful season!

As a true Buffalonian we know that summertime means we have so many amazing festivals coming our way. There is one festival in particular that we are getting really excited about and that is the Pint’s & Pierogi Fest hosted by Step Out Buffalo.

This is our second year participating in the festival and this year is an extra special year for us because… we are launching our brand new company “Simply Pierogi”. If you are familiar with our history, we started as a Polish bakery “Chrusciki Bakery” over 30 years ago. In 2018, we launched our brand new sister company as “Simply Pierogi” to focus on bringing the Buffalo area and beyond our authentic pierogi.

We are so excited to introduce Simply Pierogi to our Buffalo community and we are thrilled to be debuting it at the Pint’s & Pierogi Fest on June 3rd, 2018.

So what exactly is this so-called Pint’s & Pierogi Fest? I’m glad you asked! This festival is an annual event hosted by Step Out Buffalo, bringing together Buffalo’s best Pierogi makers.

Where? The event is held @ Buffalo Riverworks. Located on their outdoor rink.

When? June 3rd, 2018 from 11am-6pm.

Cost? Admission: $10 pre-sale or at the door. Kid’s 10 and under are free. Each vendor will be selling their signature Pierogi dish for $1-$3. Purchase Tickets Here!

What Else? You can also expect artisan vendors, beer stations, cash bars, live music, games, a pierogi eating contest, and more!



Chrusciki Bakery/Simply Pierogi
Hawaiian BBQ Inc.
House of Munch
Keeping Traditions Pierogi
lloyd’s Taco Truck
Lomo Lomo
Loose Cannon Food Truck
Main Street Ice Cream
Ms. Judi’s
Polish Villa II
Potts Deli & Grille
Ru’s Pierogi
Stella’s Old Fashioned Pierogi
Tata’s Pierogi
The Black Sheep Restaurant & Bar
Totally Edible


Black Fawn Exchange
Buffalo Barkery
Buffalo Made Co.
Buffalo Seamery
Custom Creations Screen Printing
Donna’s Pepper Jelly & Jam
Imagine Buffalo Design
Kissed by the Sun Spices
Live Love Buffalo Apparel
Loti Henna Studio
Mia’s Studio
Mundy Cakes
Nickel City Designs
Nina’s Grace
O.T.E. Manufacturing Co.
Sisters Stella
The Pearl & Stone
Traveling Growler
White Crab Soap Co.
Wood Things For You

Buffalo, New York has such a strong Polish community and we are the city of great food! Therefore, it is only natural that Buffalo is the home of some really great pierogi. This year Simply Pierogi will be offering two signature pierogi dishes:

  1.  Blueberry & Sweet Cheese Pierogi topped with fresh whipped cream and a fresh blueberry.
  2. Potato & Onion Pierogi topped with avocado cream, fresh tomato, and chives.

Also, we will be offering some of our delicious baked goods from Chrusciki Bakery!

What better way to kick off Summer than attending a food festival in Buffalo, New York!? We hope you are just as exciting as we are about this amazing event. We look forward to serving the Buffalo community as Simply Pierogi and want to thank everyone for their continued support! So… will YOU be at the Pint’s and Pierogi Festival? Let us know in the comment section below! We look forward to seeing everyone there!

Have a great week foodies!


Dominique Emer ♡

Simply Pierogi