As we wrote in our article dedicated to the breakfast in the city under the hills, don't forget to sweeten yourself with the fluffy Plovdiv pirozhki, especially if you are in the area of Central Hali. They have been prepared and served on site for several decades and are filled with delicious marmalade that literally melts in your mouth.
Although they are not up to date with the latest trends in healthy eating and belong to the pastry and alleged junk foods, they are something you should try at least once in your life. All their fans swear that their taste hasn’t changed over time and the first bite will take you back you to your childhood.
It is believed that the recipe for fried temptation was taken from the Slavic cuisine, where they are offered with a variety of fillings: meat, vegetables, hard-boiled eggs, potatoes, cabbage and even fruit. In many cases, they are sold abroad as fast food, but it is no secret that every family in Russia, Ukraine or Belarus has its own favorite recipe. There, the pirozhki are present at every festive table - at a wedding, New Year, birthday, etc. Grandma's (babushka's) recipes are a trade secret and part of the memory of Russian life. They are also available in all kinds of restaurants - from the most sophisticated to more ordinary.
In Plovdiv, they are in the same place (on the side of Hali at the very beginning of Evlogi Georgiev Street), perhaps for half a century. You will recognize them by the ever-long queue, especially at noon, and you will see for yourself that they are a favorite of both young and old. We assume that the pastry place has changed its owners over the years, but fortunately the pirozhki machine, the recipe and their position as an emblematic delicacy for the people of Plovdiv remains.