Being a fan of the homely pierogis from Veselka, I was on the lookout for alternatives as a comparison. While wandering along Bedford Ave in Williamsburg I found Kasia's, an old-school diner that specialises in Eastern European comfort food. It wasn't in any of my guidebooks but judging from the interweb, it seems to be a local favourite.
For a bargainous $6.45, I chose a mix of 7 dumplings (2 x meat, 2 x mushroom + cabbage, 2 x potato and 1 x sweet cheese) served with sour cream and apple sauce. It was a hearty and peppery feast, accompanied by an ice cold Brooklyn lager served in a chilled glass. I returned to the city satisfied and chiding myself for not venturing to Williamsburg to eat before this.