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Veselka Is Love

Episode 5: New Year. New Veselka.

2023 marks the start of Veselka's 69th year serving Ukrainian soul food. The new year will bring change and growth as we expand our seating and kitchen to continue serving New York City's East Village for decades to come.  

Happy New Year from our family to yours.



Episode 4: Veselka is Love

Veselka is about to enter its 69th year in New York City's East Village. One may think that our longevity is due to the success of our menu. But that is only half of the story. Our staff is the special ingredient; caretakers of our Founder's dream for seven decades. They make and serve up our wonderful Ukrainian and Eastern European dishes and create a welcoming atmosphere.  

This Thanksgiving, please join our Veselka family and feast on Ukrainian and Eastern European dishes with us.




Episode 3: Varenyky

There are few restaurants that can proudly say that their Pierogies (Varenyky) are "handmade." Veselka is one of those few in the United States, lovingly crafted by women who hail from Ukraine.

October 8, 2022, is National Pierogi Day! 




Episode 2: Ride for Ukraine

On May 22, 2022 the Veselka bike team invited members of the public to join them on a solidarity bike ride for Ukraine.  The 12-mile course around Manhattan not only brought attention to the peace effort, but it also raised important donations benefitting Ukraine.  Visit RazomForUkraine.org/donate today to make your charitable contribution.  




Episode 1: The Muralist

For over 40 years, Arnie Charnick has been sharing his artistic talents as Veselka's Muralist. In June 2022, Arnie painted his new mural (Rubble Raiser), replacing his previous (Vaselka Blooms [sic]) to show solidarity for Ukraine during their devastating war. Visit Veselka today to see Arnie's solidarity mural with your own eyes.