Pittsburgh’s Polish heritage is a source of major pride in this city, so much so that the pierogi is basically our unofficial mascot. Apteka has the classics covered, but with an untraditional take - the menu of rich Polish dishes is completely plant-based. After only a few bites of their Kluski Slaskie (potato dumplings) with carrot broth and porcini “butter,” you’ll try to sneak into the kitchen to steal some to take to your hotel for your toast tomorrow. Located on Penn Avenue in Bloomfield, Apteka’s loud, crowded dining room and strong drinks make it a great spot to go with friends before a night out.
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