8. East Village Meat Market

East Village Meat Market, one of several Ukrainian places in the East Village

East Village Meat Market, also named for J. Baczynsky, is a butcher store founded in 1970. It is one of the last remaining Ukrainian butcher shops in New York. Julian Baczynsky opened the shop as part of a lifelong dream to own a business. The butcher features items like St. Louis ribs, Krakow kielbasa, kishka, kabanos (thin Polish sausages), and bochok (smoked pork belly). The shop also sells pierogis, blintzes, and mustard, staples of Ukrainian cuisine.

East Village Meat Market has been accepting donations on its website through Razom for Ukraine. It also posts frequently on Facebook in support of Ukraine, alongside many other East Village institutions.