Piroshky Piroshky pops up at Union Market Aug. 27
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Piroshky Piroshky Pop-Up

Coffee and cinnamon, onion and cabbage, jalapeno and cheddar, beef and potato: These are just some of the many flavor combinations you can find in piroshki from Seattle’s Piroshky Piroshky. These piroshki, a taste of Russian cuisine, are hand-held pies perfect for a wide variety of sweet and savory fillings. And thanks to a pop-up event in Union Market on Aug. 27, the delightful treats could soon find themselves a home in your kitchen. Owned by Olga Sagan, the bakery made its debut in Seattle back in 1992, aiming to introduce Russian foods to the Pacific Northwest (with a local spin). Now, in Pike Place Market, the Piroshky Piroshky team still makes, sells—and even hand shapes—the bakery’s signature offerings. But while it certainly calls Seattle home, the bakery has expanded in recent years. Customers can order online for nationwide shipping through Goldbelly or try to hunt for the Piroshky-mobile delivery service in the Puget Sound area. The bakery has been running a series of pop-ups fueled by preorders, like the upcoming Union Market event. All you have to do is order your piroshki ahead of time. Then, bakers prepare the pies, carefully cool them before freezing, and finally transport the treats to an event near you. According to the bakery’s website, piroshki will come with reheating instructions and can also be saved for a couple of weeks in the freezer. Whether you want a sweet afternoon (or breakfast!) treat or a hearty pie, work up your appetite and get ready for this weekend. Pre-order piroshki by 5 p.m. on Aug. 25. Pick up runs from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Aug. 27 at Union Market, 1309 5th St. NE. unionmarketdc.com. Prices vary.