Okay, the platefuls of perogies don’t really cost “pennies” at the monthly Friday Night Suppers held at the Ukranian Orthodox Centre near Main Street. But, if you have 800 pennies lying around, you could definitely buy a plateful of perogies! (The alliteration was just too good to pass up).
Friday Night Suppers have become a monthly tradition for many Vancouverites due to the cheap prices, friendly atmosphere, and –most importantly– the delicious perogies.
It’s like mama used to make, if you’re mama happened to be a kindly old Ukrainian woman who made you hundreds and hundreds of delicious perogies slathered in sour cream.
If you’re a fan of potatoes, cheese, cheap dinners, sausages, sauerkraut and friendly ladies serving you delicious food, you’ve got to try Friday Night Suppers.
Since 1995, volunteers have been getting together every month to make and painstakingly fold hundreds of perogies for the hungry patrons who line up on the first Friday of every month at 5pm. When you walk in and are greeted by the “host”, you can tell right away that they love these dinners. Everyone is friendly, talkative, and they greet you with a smile.
It’s a good idea to get to the Ukrainian Centre early (or near 5pm) because the lineup will only get bigger. Alternatively, you can order take out and enjoy the perogies and side dishes at home or in a nearby park. The menu for the dine-in option is a bit more extensive, while the take-out menu still offers everything you need.
The Friday Night Suppers at the Ukrainian Orthodox Centre are held on the first Friday of every month from 5pm to 8pm at 154 E. 10th Ave, Vancouver. Don’t miss the next one tomorrow night, August 2nd!