Dish No. 20: Ukrainian Meatball Hero at Veselka
For a while now, our go-to meatball hero has been the chicken meatball and mozzarella topped with mushroom gravy from the Meatball Shop. It's savory and cheesy and a big satisfying bite. But then we stumbled across the Ukrainian meatball hero at Veselka and now our sandwich love has been split.
Lauren Shockey Not your typical meatball hero. Better.
Served on a chewy challah baguette, the pork and beef-based meatballs come topped with a thick mushroom gravy and also a hearty dose of lightly tart sauerkraut made with both cabbage and carrots. At $11.95 it hits the top of one's lunchtime budget, but seriously, this thing is so big that it easily serves two, plus it comes with a hearty portion of crisp fries. While the meatballs could be slightly juicier, they are still tender and soft, and the gravy adds a great savory kick overall. It's a messy sandwich, for sure, but one that will certainly put you in a good mood to return to work post-lunch. Or maybe in the mood for a nap.