Where: 144 2nd Avenue (bet St. Marks/9th)

  • The blogs/yelp reviews/food network shows are right sometimes
  • Get: the pierogies (goes without saying), meat plate, matzo ball soup, borscht and kutya, which is described as a Ukrainian pudding but doesn’t have the consistency or look of pudding at all — nonetheless, it is worth trying because it is both strange and good