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Late-Night Pierogies Are Coming to South Street

Mom-Mom’s Kitchen is opening a second location selling Polish fare next to iconic dive bar Bob & Barbara’s

plate of polish food and person wearing shirt that says mom-mom’s Mom-Mom’s [official]

Some of Philly’s best pierogies are heading to South Street. Mom-Mom’s Kitchen, which started out as a roving Polish food cart before setting up a permanent location in Northeast Philly, is opening a second permanent location downtown, and this one will serve late.

The new Mom-Mom’s, going in right next to dive bar Bob & Barbara’s on 15th and South streets, should open before Thanksgiving, reports.

Owners Kaitlin Wines and Ryan Elmore tell Eater they’re still sorting out menu details, but the offerings will be similar to the Bridesburg location. Expect a few varieties of pierogies, kielbasa from the legendary Czerw’s, stuffed cabbage rolls, and house-made applesauce.

Tater tots are a possibility, but Wines and Elmore are working with a 150-square-foot cooking space so the plan is to keep things fairly simple (as simple as it can be when you’re churning out a labor-intensive product like pierogies).

Given the snug space, the new Mom-Mom’s will be a takeout-only operation, selling the pierogies — including a cheesesteak version — and other Polish fare from a to-go window. Look for it to serve until 1 a.m. on nights when people are more likely to be out late.

food truck that says mom-mom’s
Mom-Mom’s food cart
Mom-Mom’s [official]

Wines and Elmore launched Mom-Mom’s, named in honor of Wines’ grandmother, as a food cart in 2014 after gaining traction throwing pierogi parties. The colorful truck is still roaming, and they plan to keep the Bridesburg location too.

They’re looking to raise some cash to outfit the upcoming eatery with kitchen equipment and spruce up the exterior — there’s a Kickstarter.

rows of pierogies
Pierogies at Mom-Mom’s
Mom-Mom’s [official]