Back in March of this year Veselka announced their plans to open two new locations in NYC this year–one in Williamsburg and one in Grand Central Terminal–and their Grand Central location is officially open for business!
Located in the dining concourse, the Ukrainian hotspot is offering all its delicious classics–from pierogis and borscht to cabbage rolls–to-go.
Plus, sleep-deprived commuters can also get their much-needed caffeine fix with a cold brew or cappuccino, among other caffeinated beverages.
Veselka, which means rainbow in Ukrainian, was founded by Ukrainian refugees Volodymyr and Olha Darmochwal in 1954. Since opening, they’ve grown from a small newsstand into a 24-hour gathering place, serving up traditional Ukrainian dishes.
Today, the restaurant is owned and operated by Volodymyr’s grandson, Jason Birchard. Throughout its 69-year history it’s been expanded several times, has been featured in many prominent films, and overall has become an iconic institution of NYC.
Next up to open is the Williamsburg location, at which point the East Village location, which hasn’t undergone a renovation in three decades, will temporarily close for a kitchen expansion.
According to their website, the Grand Central Terminal location is open Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 9 p.m., and Saturday – Sunday 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.