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With a tradition of over 250 collective years of cooking behind them, an army of women at St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church taken on the weekly task of creating the finest golakbi and pierogies in Western New York.
The church, located on Filmore Avenue between William and Clinton, is a refuge of Eastern European cuisine and hospitality. As you descend down the stairs to the basement hall, you are immediately greeted with fine Ukrainian linens on the tables and countless icons with saying writing in Cyrillic. Mixes of Polish, Russian and Ukrainian languages are heard as you order your meal into the past.
Beginning with the freshest of ingredients and recipes that are locked in the minds and memories of the octogenarian crew, cooking begins in the early morning as the Eastside comes to life. By 11A, the smells of onions and butter begin to engulf the kitchen as the first lunches are served to a table to old men sitting down to play a game of cards.
A full lunch including a cup of borsht will cost you under $5. You will swear that your grandmother was in the kitchen cooking…it is that authentic!
Don’t miss this unique old world experience on the Eastside. Kitchen is open Friday’s 11A-3P (September through June)
Located on Filmore Ave. in Buffalo
A community kitchen for a meal under $5.
Taking time to pause during the weekly game of penny rummy.