For sixty-one years, customers have crowded into Veselka, a cozy Ukrainian coffee shop in New York City's East Village, to enjoy pierogi, borscht, goulash, and many other unpretentious favorites. Veselka (rainbow in Ukrainian) has grown up from a simple newsstand serving soup and sandwiches into a twenty-four hour gathering place without ever leaving its original location on the corner of East Ninth Street and Second Avenue. Veselka is, quite simply, an institution.
This restaurant is shown in one of the scene of Ocean's 8.
Grilled ukrainian keilbasa $17.50
Homemade soups $4.95
Tripadvisor Rate is 4,5
"This was the best borscht I have ever eaten and it was my third visit to this great place for foodies. All of the items including the pierogi, blitzes, and stuffed cabbage were outstanding. Prices were incredibly reasonable for NYC. A must visit!"
"I came here with my boyfriend to introduce him to some Ukrainian food. I had a cup of borscht (Ukrainian beet soup) to start which came with a slice of bread and a side of sour cream. It was delicious and just like the one my grandma used to make back in the Ukraine. For dinner, I had 8 potato pierogies, but you can mix and match the type of fillings for the pierogies that you would like. They were so delicious and came with a side of apple sauce and sour cream. My boyfriend enjoyed his meatball dinner plate, which included two giant meatballs, mashed potatoes, and a side salad garnish. The meatballs were so amazing looking, that my boyfriend was getting comments from the diners who sat down next to us. We were too full for dessert, but will definitely be back. We came at around 6pm on a Saturday and the restaurant was packed. Our wait was about 15 minutes, which was not bad at all. There is a reason that this place is ranked #57 of the 9,469 restaurants on TripAdvisor. Definitely go, and experience it for yourself!"
144 2nd Ave, at 9th St., NY 10003-8305