The Ukrainian couple Wolodymyr and Olha Darmochawal traveled to New York to escape war in their own country, and inspired by fellow immigrants in the East Village, they opened a candy and newsstand in 1954 that eventually became the famous Veselka. Today, the 24-hour restaurant is open seven days a week allowing hungry diners to satisfy their pierogi cravings at any time of the night. The expansive menu also includes other Ukrainian specialties like homemade cheese-filled blintzes and beef stroganoff.
Ever since the show Gossip Girl featured the restaurant in their show earlier this year, Veselka’s traffic has greatly increased, so try to avoid peak hours.
AmenitiesOpen / Closes
- Accessible by Public Transportation
- Business Breakfast/Lunch
- Handicapped Accessible
- Kitchen Open Late
- Late-Night Dining
- No Reservations
- Take-Out Available
Cuisine Type:: Eastern European