Friday, February 14, 2014

At the Streecha Ukrainian Kitchen



I've been meaning to write about the the Streecha Ukrainian Kitchen on East Seventh Street between Second Avenue and Cooper Square now for about the past, oh, seven years.

The basement cafeteria of sorts is a fundraising arm of the St George Ukrainian Catholic Church up the street. Most of the food is made by elder members of the church.(Read all about it in this feature from the Times in September 2007).

So here we are.



The menu is really straightforward with Eastern European offerings … and reasonably priced… (not really here to review this or anything… just as an appreciation that this kind of place still exists here… )



Oh, the "bacon bites" are free…



These photos are from this past December holiday, though I seem to recall it feeling Christmasy year-round (they usually take the summer off…)



Even if you don't like this kind of food it's worth a trip down here for a $1 coffee or tea to soak up the timeless ambiance.

KEEP IN MIND: It's only open Fridays through Sundays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (The after-church crowd can get a little rowdy, so … haha)

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

This is the kind of spot you think you can only find in a small town. I love it.

Anonymous said...

this place is like I died and went to heaven! i miss the ladies they had running it the past couple of years tho.hope it stays open forever!!!

Anonymous said...

The best eastern European food in the city.

East Village Eats said...

So glad you wrote this place up, a real hidden gem. I haven't been there yet personally, but I have tried the borscht - amazing! I totally agree with Anon. 9:29

Anonymous said...

@9:29 - yes, like a church basement supper!

the prices seem a bit high, considering, but i guess it all goes to a good cause.

I-)

Jagoo Vic said...

Oh I'm glad you've tried the borscht and you like it! I'm a Polish and I can't imagine my life without eastern European food. Nice place!

Anonymous said...

1 stuffed cabbage and 1 cup of borscht is all you need!

Anonymous said...

I'm furious. I'm going to start an on-line petition demanding these people offer some vegan options.

Anonymous said...

Ah bacon bits, that universal currency.

Pinch said...

After this write-up, it's quite possible this spot is going to get the Grieve Bump!

Gojira said...

A Anon. 2:43 - bacon bits IS a vegetarian option!

tourist said...

can you make a collection of your posts about good food places?

Anonymous said...

I can't imagine anyone not liking Streecha's food but . . . it's worth noting that they usually have cake, for $1, frequently homemade cake, or a brownie-type sweet. So, if you are tempted to drop in for coffee, keep in mind that you can drop in for coffee and CAKE!