Pushkin is San Francisco’s only Ukrainian restaurant, and it is currently conducting a major fundraiser. For $25, customers can pre-order a mix of 5 fried piroshkis (savory hand pies) to be picked up on Saturday, March 5 between 1-5pm. 100% of proceeds will go to a humanitarian organization providing relief in Ukraine.
Customers can pre-order via PayPal, which gives the option for payments of $25, $50, $75, and a custom amount. If you wish to donate extra money, enter your custom amount and then leave a note saying how many piroshki boxes you’d like to pick up. You may also DM @pushkindumplings on Instagram to reserve your order. Pushkin has also mentioned that customers can buy the piroshkis in person, but make sure to arrive on time or early.
Piroshkis are a type of stuffed bun enjoyed across both Ukraine and Russia, often as a street food. Pushkin’s fried piroshkis will have a mix of cabbage and potato fillings. Be advised that they will not serve items from their regular menu during the Saturday pick-up hours.
According to a comment by Pushkin on Instagram, the organization they’ll be donating to has not yet been chosen. “We have a shortlist but waiting to hear more from people who are currently in Ukraine or on the border if there are any immediate needs,” they wrote.
Pushkin is a family-owned restaurant serving “Ukrainian food with a modern twist.” Popular menu items include beef and chicken pelmeni and potato and mushroom vareniki, which are types of dumplings. They also have a frozen dumpling delivery service for customers in the Bay Area.
Find Pushkin at 40 Belden Place in downtown San Francisco. Pick-up hours for the fundraiser are from 1-5pm on Saturday, March 5.
Featured image: @pushkindumplings via Instagram