Veselka, the Ukrainian Restaurant in East Village is a legendary institution, beloved by several generations of New Yorkers and visitors alike - for 50 years. It's not Polish - the name "Veselka" is Ukrainian, and that's why it is located in the heart of New York's "Little Ukraine". Open 24 hours a day, which means you will never have to miss your favorite American and Ukrainian dishes. Veselka's is well known for its outstanding cheese blintzes - second to none in New York. I live on the West Coast now for many years, so going to Veselka when I'm in New York is an extra special treat for me. Also near-by on 1st and 2nd Ave, you'll fine the Kurovycky Deli and Baczynsky's East Village Meat Market which serve outstanding array of their own make cold cuts, such as ham, kolbasa, and the specialty, the thin "kabanos" sausauge, in regular or dry variety. You can also buy excellent bread at both places.Their products, or similar are probably served at Veselka. Cheers! Smachnoho!