Hand-pinched perogies pile up at Heritage Bakery and Deli

The Heritage Bakery and Deli is home to hand-pinched perogies, smoked sausage and a host of European delights, all made on-site every morning.

Inside look at how the staff prepares for the day

The Heritage Bakery and Deli has been around since 1985 cooking up hand make perogies, fresh smoked sausage and delicious delights for Calgarians to enjoy. As early as 5 o'clock every morning, the staff arrives to peel potatoes and craft up the filling for their famous perogies — a process that sometimes takes them all day to finish.

The team produces hundreds of perogies daily; some heading off to private functions and large deliveries, others head straight to the freezer for customers to pick up and enjoy. Here's a behind the scenes look at the inner workings of the bakery in the early hours of the morning before the doors open for the day.

The Heritage Bakery and Deli is located at 1912 37th Street S.W.

Photos by Matthew Hayhurst