Saturday, January 23, 2016
New York City, NY Edition: Veselka
My last dinner in New York City was reserved for Veselka, a Ukranian restaurant open 24 hours a day.
Veselka has been around since the 1950s, and produces about 3,000 pierogis every day. That is a lot of pierogis.
I ordered a large plate of the pierogi - which is seven total. You get to choose what kind you want, so I got one of each: potato, cheese, meat, spinach & cream cheese, sauerkraut & mushroom, arugula & goat cheese. I think I ended up getting two potatoes.
My least favorite is easy: the sauerkraut. Blech. The potato, cheese and meat ones were all good - but fairly standard. I really liked the goat cheese one because it was so different. I alternated between sour cream and applesauce. Love both.
I also got a potato latke, which was very good. I'm just glad this place isn't in Morgantown, because if a 24-hour place opened serving this kind of delicious grub, I'd be in trouble.