4.00 Stars – Overall Experience
4.00 Stars – Price
3.50 Stars – Service
4.00 Stars – Food
4.00 Stars – Atmosphere
Cabbage Patch Kid Pierogie
Dedicated to the all too delicious onion and potato filled traditional pierogi, Loaded Pierogi offers a unique set of toppings and vodka flights – all set in a casual atmosphere.
Casual with an industrial flare is the best way I can describe the Loaded Pierogi Restaurant on Church St. in Toronto. Plenty of bar stools and high top tables take up the center of the restaurant, while cozy booths take over the left side. A large order counter sits next to the chalkboard wall that gives the full “Monty” about each available dish. Take out or dine in, the choice is yours. Good for meeting a few friends, families or a casual date. The restaurant could handle some larger groups if you can scoop up one of the bigger tables. There are now three locations in Toronto.
Service was definitely on the slow side and we ended up going up twice to the counter to find out if we a) had to order at the front or if there was table service and b) if we had to go up to pay or if the checks came to the table. Turns out they do take orders from the table and checks do come out…eventually. Our waiter was nice, however, and the food came out in pretty good time once our orders were in. I also like that a bottle of water was placed on the table so we could help ourselves.
While the menu has plenty of fun topping combinations to choose from, if you are on the pickier side, you could always build-your-own. The first step is to decide whether you want your pierogies fried, boiled or both. Of course I decided to get the best of both worlds. I settled on the Cabbage Patch Kid for my main, which included crispy brussels sprouts, caramelized onions, cheddar cheese, sun dried tomatoes, ranch dressing, sour cream and fresh green onions. It had a great combination of textures and flavours that had me peering at the bottom of my plate in no time. I would definitely recommend this option if you enjoy brussels sprouts (which I do).
My husband enjoyed the Breakfast Western which offered a fried sunny side egg with sautéed peppers, bacon, swiss cheese, hollandaise sauce and green onions. He devoured his in no time as well and claimed the dish is perfect for any die-hard breakfast lovers out there.
There are plenty of vegetarian options, you can ask them to adjust any of the non vegetarian options or you can build you own option, so Loaded Pierogi is definitely a very vegetarian friendly place.
The prices were pretty reasonable and the portions were decent. Ranging anywhere from $9 – $16.50 depending on the type of toppings included (obviously ones with duck confit or lobster & crab would be more expensive than one topped with simple caramelized onions). You can really control your spending if you wish here.
Time of Lunch: 12:30 pm
Date: Sat Jan 6th, 2018
For more information be sure to visit their website at http://loadedpierogi.ca