Veselka is the Ukrainian word for “rainbow.” It is also a restaurant with as much color, zest, and variety as its name suggests, not to mention two locations: Veselka and the newly opened Veselka Bowery!
The original Veselka is half a century old, and has quite the history; it was founded in 1954 and since then it has catered to the East Village culture. Its menu is as creative as its customers, featuring staple options such as “Madame Alexander,” “Just a Veggie Burger,” and “Raspberry Pancakes” (as well as its famed blintzes and pirogis). Tom Birchard, owner of Veselka, will be an Instructor at FABnyc‘s flavorful evening benefit, East Village: Eats Culture Nosh, tonight at 7 P.M. No one can say “no” to the gustatory rainbow at Veselka. It’s that good. Be sure to drop by the new Veselka Bowery (featured in all images) after Culture Nosh for even more delectable proof!
Written by Molly Kirschner
Edited by Hannah Krafcik
Photos by Elene Mekete