What they are: Hand-held, bready pockets of dough stuffed with sweet or savory fillings, then baked or fried.
What's the deal: Occupying an awesome, ethereal space between pasties, donuts, and Hot Pockets, pirozhki come in an endless array of flavors. Some are stuffed with beef. Some with fruits. No two are the same. But regardless of what's going on inside, they're the ultimate to-go cuisine, and when they're fried, they manage to pack in enough rich flavor and greasy goodness to pad you for the winter.