Is Café Glechik the Ukrainian Dumpling Chain We’ve All Been Waiting For?

Varenyky for both coasts.
Varenyky for both coasts. Photo: Edward Casabian/Flickr

Yes! It is! Fat-bottomed pelmeni make the dumpling world go round, as Rachel Wharton notes in Edible Brooklyn, in a profile on the homey Café Glechik in Brighton Beach. It turns out that in addition to delivering to all five boroughs and opening its second shop in Sheepshead Bay, the Ukrainian restaurant’s owners “have plans for more outposts in both downtown Manhattan and Los Angeles.” Dumplings and borscht for all. [Edible Brooklyn via Grub Street LA, Earlier]