The experience: Pierogi brunch
While late nights in the East Village might have revelers partying and drinking all across the neighborhood, weekend mornings are meant for converging at the culinary institution, Veselka. Open since 1954 and located on a stretch also known as Little Ukraine, the Ukrainian coffee shop and eatery is popular for dishes like Borscht and Goulash, and is also a prime destination for nursing a hangover through a brunch featuring their Pierogies. The signature menu item of Ukrainian Dumplings are made with bacon, scrambled eggs, cheddar cheese, and potato while served with the Creamy Chipotle Ketchup and a side of great people watching.
This beloved Ukrainian diner serves crispy fried latkes all year round—and it is perhaps best known for offering them during after-dinner hours. But come Hanukkah, Veselka significantly ramps up its frying production to satisfy the masses. Whether you head into the restaurant or pick up an order of the oversized potato pancakes to take home, you’d be remiss not to order some borscht or the shop’s famous pierogi as a supplement.
Take a trip into the heart of the East Village where this Ukrainian coffee shop and eatery has made a name for itself as an undisputed local culinary destination. Located on a stretch that’s also known as Little Ukraine, its name translates to “rainbow” and has served the community since 1954. The popular restaurant is best known for Pierogies, Borscht, and Goulash, and in addition to breakfast, lunch and dinner, is a stellar brunch destination as well.
In the heart of East Village lies a Ukrainian coffee shop and eatery that’s one of the neighborhood’s most iconic culinary institutions. Veselka, whose name translates to “rainbow”, has served the NYC community for more than 60 years. The popular restaurant is best known for pierogies, borscht, and goulash, and in addition to breakfast, lunch and dinner, is a go-to brunch destination as well.