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Photograph: Lizz Kuehl


Photograph: Lizz Kuehl


East Village
A throwback to the artsy East Village of decades past, this 24-hour Ukrainian diner is famous for such authentic savory grub as borscht, kielbasa and pierogi. House-made treats like blintzes, rugelach, poppy-seed bread and wheatberry pudding will send your sweet tooth (or toothless sweetie) to heaven.
Venue name: Veselka
Address: 144 Second Ave
New York
Cross street: at 9th St
Opening hours: Daily 24hrs
Transport: Subway: L to Third Ave; 6 to Astor Pl
Price: Average main course: $17.50. AmEx, DC, Disc, MC, V
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What's not to like about this 24/7 piece of East Village history? From American comfort food  like absolutely delicious fruit-filled pancakes to Ukrainian specialties like borscht and pierogies, you can satisfy any craving any time of the day or night. It's known for its soups as well, so it's perfect for winter. But the outdoor seating and fresh-squeezed orange juice also makes it a nice spot in the warmer months. The space is big enough that even with a big crowd waiting, you know you will get a table soon. Bring your dog, and a bowl of water is at the ready. Want that large eggy dish but also want some pancakes, their large menu and list of sides will fit your needs.