From Breakfast to Dinner
Where to Find the Best Food in Brooklyn
Our Brooklyn Foodie Guide covers all the best places to eat in Brooklyn’s Dumbo, Williamsburg and Bushwick neighborhoods. Check out where to find the best restaurants, coffee shops and quick bites in Brooklyn. From breakfast and brunch options to where to grab dinner, for all budgets and tastes! Check out our top recommendations for foodies in Brooklyn, New York.
Table of Contents
Brooklyn Foodie Guide for Dumbo and Brooklyn Heights
Dumbo, which stands for Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass, has become a must-visit spot in New York. Its proximity to Manhattan’s lower town and the stunning views of New York City’s skyline have turned this neighborhood to one of the most popular tourist destinations in Brooklyn. You can read all about the things to do in Dumbo in our One Day in Brooklyn Itinerary post because this foodie guide focuses on the best restaurants, food markets, and coffee shops you can find in Dumbo Brooklyn.
Restaurants & Food Markets in Dumbo
Time Out Market – Time Out Market is located at Empire Stores in Dumbo, and other than the beautiful architecture and breathtaking views, you’ll find here some of New York’s top chefs and restaurateurs under one roof. On the ground floor, you’ll find 17 stalls, two bars, and communal-style seating. Additional food stalls and bars with a rooftop area can be found on the fifth floor. Some of the delicious food you can try at Time Out Market include the famous pizza of Juliana’s, the addictive babka cake of Breads Bakery, fluffy blueberry pancakes at Clinton St. Baking Company, and many more delicacies. Check out all the food vendors at Time Out Market and the event calendar for upcoming events.
Address: 55 Water St, Brooklyn | Opening Hours: First Floor: Sun-Thu 8:00 am – 8:00 pm, Fri-Sat 11:00 am – 10:00 pm, Fifth Floor: Sun-Thu 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Fri-Sat 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Grimaldi’s – This is one of the most famous pizzerias in Brooklyn, which is known for the unique smoky-flavored thin crust of its pies. The décor might be simple, but the important thing here is the pizza itself. Most hours of the day, there’s a long line of tourists here, but don’t let it fool you since it’s not your typical tourist trap. Grimaldi’s pizzas are delicious. There’s a strict policy of no slices, only pies, no reservations, and no credit card since it’s a cash-only business (there’s an ATM inside).
Address: 1 Front Street | Opening Hours 11:30 am – 9:00 pm daily
Juliana’s Pizza – Another famous pizza place in Dumbo, which was opened in 2012 by the original owners of Grimaldi’s. Patsy and Carol Grimaldi decided retirement was too boring (they retired after selling the original Grimaldi’s) so they opened another pizza place.. Juliana’s Pizza is named after Pasty’s mother, and here you’ll also find thin-crusted pizza, which is made in a hand-built coal-fired oven. There are no reservations in advance and they only sell pies, but you can pay with a credit card here. So who has the best pizza in Dumbo? We’ll leave it up to you to decide.
Address: 19 Old Fulton Street | Opening Hours: 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm daily (closed between 3:15 pm to 4:00 pm in order to “stoke” their coal fired oven)
Noodle Pudding – This cozy Italian restaurant is known for its pasta and meat dishes. It’s a very unpretentious place without a sign outside, no website, and a no-credit-card policy. However, the food is delicious, and the prices are budget-friendly. Check out the daily specials, which usually include unique dishes with seasonal ingredients and leave room for their fabulous tiramisu. Try to come early for dinner because it’s a trendy neighborhood restaurant.
Address: 38 Henry Street | Opening Hours: Mon-Wed/Thu 5:30 pm – 10:30 pm/12:00 am, Fri-Sat 17:30 – 11:00 pm, Sunday 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm, closed on Mondays.
Gran Electrica – If you’re craving Mexican cuisine for dinner, visit Gran Electrica that serves fresh and delicious Mexican fare. The menu has a great selection of authentic street food type dishes as well as some more modern takes on classic Mexican fare. We loved their backyard garden’s location right under the Brooklyn Bridge which means you’ll have dinner with a view. They have a killer selection of tequila and other alcoholic drinks. Try the citrusy Margarita de Toronja Picante or the sangria.
Address: 5 Front St. | Opening Hours: Mon-Wed 5:30 pm – 10:30 pm, Thu/Fri 5:30 pm – 12:00/1:00 am, Sat/Sun 12:00 pm – 1:00 am/10:00 pm (until 5:00 pm it’s brunch menu).
Cecconi’s – If you’re looking for dinner with a view, there’s no better place than Cecconi’s. This is an upscale Italian restaurant with very posh décor (including velvet sofas and chandeliers). Its location in the beautiful Empire Store and the outdoor porch with some of the best views of Manhattan, makes it a very popular place. The food is good, but the prices aren’t cheap (compared to other eateries in the area). However, the views are unbelievable. If you are on a budget, try coming during happy hour when they offer drink and snack deals (Tue-Fri 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm).
Address: 55 Water St. | Opening Hours: Mon-Sat 11:30 am – 11:00 pm, Sunday 11:00 am – 10:30 pm
Sugarcane Raw Bar Grill – This grill and sushi bar is also located at Empire Store. The eclectic design and the beautifully plated dishes will provide plenty of photo opportunities for your Instagram feed. The menu is a cornucopia of Asian flavors and again, the prices are relatively high. If you just want to check out the setting and have a cocktail and a light bite, check out their happy hour deals.
Address: 55 Water St. | Opening Hours: Mon-Thu/Fri 11:30 am – 11:00 pm/12:00 am, Sat/Sun 10:00 am – 12:00 am/11:00 pm
Vinegar Hill House – Vinegar Hill House has a cozy atmosphere. The menu is on the small size but quite eclectic, from pasta dishes to chicken liver mousse and pork chop. Try and sit at the lovely backyard if you can.
Address: 72 Hudson Ave | Opening Hours: Dinner: Tue-Thu 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm, Fri-Sat 6:00 pm – 10:30 pm, Sun 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm, Brunch: Sat-Sun 10:30 am – 3:30 pm. Closed on Mondays
Celestine – Great views and tasty Mediterranean cuisine, who could ask for anything more?! Celestine’s bright decor and floor-to-ceiling windows guarantee beautiful views of New York and the nearby bridges. The menu is a celebration of Mediterranean, Northern African, and Middle Eastern cuisines with a variety of mezze-style salads and spices like harissa, sumac and ras el hanout. Lovers of the genre would definitely enjoy their menu, not to mention the fabulous view.
Address: 1 John St. Brooklyn | Opening Hours: Tue-Fri 11:30 am – 10:00 pm, Sat-Sun 11:00 am – 11:00 pm
Sweets & Quick Bites in Dumbo
Almondine Bakery – One of the best places in Brooklyn to grab a cup of coffee and a pastry. Artisan French baker Herve Poussot opened Almondine Bakery in 2004, and since then, it has become one of the most popular bakeries in New York. Everything is made inhouse from the best ingredients you can find. Other than baked goods and desserts, they also offer delicious bread and homemade gourmet sandwiches and quiches. With their delicious pastries and affordable prices, you’ll probably have to wait in line. The place is pretty small, but if the weather is nice, we suggest taking your pastry or sandwich to go and sit at one of the perfect spots in Brooklyn Bridge Park.
Address: 85 Water Street | Opening Hours: Mon-Sat 7:30 am – 6:30 pm, Sun 9:00 am – 6:00 pm.
Brooklyn Roasting Company – A nice place to stop for a cup of coffee and a pastry. They have an extensive selection of coffee from all over the world, and they make sure to support sustainable, environmentally friendly farming and trade practices.
Address: 45 Washington St.\25 Jay St. | Opening Hours: Mon-Sun 7:00 am – 7:00 pm.
Ample Hills Creamery – They have a few branches in Brooklyn, but the one closest to the Brooklyn Bridge is located at a historic fireboat station. They have an eclectic mix of ice cream flavors to choose from.
Address: 1 Water St, Brooklyn | Opening Hours: Every day from noon till 9:30/10:00 pm
Jacques Torres Chocolate – Chocolate lovers, put it on your bucket list. Jacques’ handmade chocolate treats and ice cream sandwiches are quite famous. This is where it all started. Even if it’s not on your itinerary, you’ll probably be drawn to this chocolate heaven once you get a whiff of the smell of hot chocolate lingering in the air.
Address: 66 Water St. Brooklyn | Opening Hours: Mon-Sat 9:00 am – 8:00 pm, Sun 10:00 am – 6:00 pm.
Where to Eat in Brooklyn - Williamsburg Foodie Guide
For a long time, when someone mentioned Williamsburg, it had to be followed with hip, hipster, trendy or cool. These days, some say Williamsburg has become too cool (and too expensive) for its own good. We disagree. Williamsburg might not be the perfect place for artists anymore, thanks to the accelerated gentrification it has undergone, and yet the lively food and bar scenes, the beautiful views and collection of beautiful parks, make it a fun place to visit.
Restaurants and Food Markets in Williamsburg
Smorgasburg Food Market – If you happen to visit Williamsburg on a Saturday, check out Smorgasburg, one of the best weekend markets in New York. This fabulous food market takes place every Saturday from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm from April through October (there’s a smaller version in an indoor venue from November to March). What makes Smorgasburg one of the most famous open-air markets in the United States is the stunning scenery and dozens of food stalls from 100 local vendors. It was one of our favorite foodies experiences in New York. You can read all about it in our Brooklyn in a Day Guide.
Location: Summer (April-October) Saturdays at East River State Park (90 Kent Ave.) | Opening Hours: 11:00 am to 6:00 pm
Lilia – Lilia is a must for any Italian cuisine lover. Lilia’s chef, Missy Robbins has always had a passion for food. Over the years, she trained with some of the best chefs in the business, but it was during her 5-year run as Executive Chef of Chicago’s Piaggia where she found her Italian soul. Since the moment Lilia was opened, it has gotten rave reviews. The sophisticated yet simple décor is the perfect setting for Missy’s Italian creations. The handmade pasta dishes are simply addictive, and so are the elegantly plated seafood dishes. The prices are reasonable, and the atmosphere is friendly, it’s one of the best places to have an Italian meal in New York.
Address: 567 Union Ave. Brooklyn | Opening Hours: Mon-Fri 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm, Sat-Sun 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Misi – Another Italian eatery of Missy Robbins, but in Misi you’ll only find handmade pasta and antipasti dishes, no meat or seafood at all. We loved the clean décor and the see-through kitchen where you might be able to watch Missi and her team make handmade pasta. One of the recommended dishes here is the spinach and mascarpone filled tortelli in brown butter and don’t skip dessert since Misi has incredible ice cream.
Address: 329 Kent Ave. Brooklyn | Opening Hours: Lunch: Mon-Sun 11:30 am – 2:30 pm, Dinner: 5:30 pm – 11:00 pm.
Llama Inn – For some Peruvian flavors, try some of the dishes at this beautifully designed restaurant. You can’t go wrong with some ceviche topped with plantain chips, right? We loved the beautifully plated dishes and the friendly atmosphere in this Peruvian restaurant.
Address: 50 Withers St, Brooklyn | Opening Hours: Sun-Wed 5:30 pm – 10:00 pm, Thu-Sat 5:30 pm – 11:00 pm, Brunch on Sat-Sun 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Casa Pública – This Mexican restaurant/bar serves lovely and colorful Mexican dishes accompanied by great cocktails. Try any of their handmade tacos or tostadas, and don’t forget to order a margarita.
Address: 594 Union Ave | Opening Hours: Mon – Thu/Fri 5:30 pm – 10:00/11:00 pm, Sat/Sun 5:30 pm – 11:00/10:00 pm, Brunch: Sat-Sun 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Okonomi/Yuji Ramen – There’s a reason this tiny restaurant has two names. During the day, you’ll get to experience the famous Japanese Ichiju Sansai, which consists of miso soup, a bowl of rice, a piece of cooked fish, and three small sides. Sounds simple enough, but believe us, it’s delicious. In the evenings, this is one of the best ramen restaurants in New York. Yuji Ramen is especially famous for the brothless ramen which is called mazemen. This is one of Brooklyn’s best-kept secrets so if you love Japanese food, make sure to stop by one of the best Japanese restaurants in Brooklyn.
Address: 150 Ainslie St, Brooklyn | Opening Hours: Okonomi 9:00 am – 3:00 pm daily. Yuji Ramen 6:00 pm-11:00 pm daily (Sunday till 10:00 pm)
Maison Premiere – If you’re in the mood for seafood and alcohol, Maison Premiere is exactly what the doctor ordered. With their attention to details, the smart design, the elegantly dressed bartenders, and the tempting seafood menu, you are in for a treat. Did we mention that they won the James Beard Award for “Outstanding Bar Program”? Order a cocktail, some oysters and a crudo, and enjoy a delightful and alcohol-filled evening. They also serve very unique brunch on the weekends in their lovely patio.
Address: 298 Bedford Ave
St. Anselm – This is one of the best places to have a steak in New York. Everyone comes to St. Anselm to eat their amazing butchers steak, which at the time of our visit cost $ 28. Order a steak and a salad, and you’re good to go. Sounds simple enough and nothing special to write about, but judging by this place’s popularity, they know what they’re doing. This wood-covered restaurant is quite small, which means you need to arrive before 7 pm if you want a chance to get a table for dinner (no reservations).
Address: 355 Metropolitan Avenue | Opening Hours: Mon-Thu 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm, Fri-Sat/Sun 5:00 pm – 12:00 am/11:00 pm, Lunch on Sat & Sun 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Coffee Shops, Sweets & Quick Bites in Brooklyn’s Williamsburg
Egg Shop – One of the best places to grab breakfast (or lunch) in the neighborhood. With their seasonal menu and organic and locally sourced ingredients, you know you are getting something healthy as well as delicious. They also have a smaller branch in NYC’s Nolita.
Address: 138 N 8th St, Brooklyn | Opening Hours: 8:30 am – 4:00 pm daily
Sunday in Brooklyn – Another recommended coffee shop for breakfast, brunch or lunch in Brooklyn with a beautiful setting and a friendly vibe. They offer a variety of dishes, from healthy salads, oatmeal or their nourishing breakfast bowls to their yummy frittata, pancakes and egg & sausage sandwich.
Address: 348 Wythe Ave. | Opening Hours: Mon-Thu/Fri 8:30 am – 10:00/11:00 pm, Sat/Sun 9:30 am – 11:00/10:00 pm. Their brunch menu is served daily from 10:00 am (9:30 on the weekend)
Little Choc Apothecary – This cute crêperie makes their vegan and gluten-free sweet and savory crepes with plant-based ingredients. They also have some baked goods and refreshing acai bowls and a great and cozy atmosphere.
Address: 141 Havemeyer St | Opening Hours: Mon-Thu/Fri 8:00 am – 11:00 pm/12:00 am, Sat/Sun 9:00 am – 12:00 am/ 11:00 pm.
Lilia Caffe – Lilia Café belongs to Lilia’s Missy Robbins and is just next door to Lilia. If you’re craving a great cup of coffee and fresh Italian pastries or scrumptious sandwiches that will linger in your thoughts for the rest of the day, this is the place for you. BTW they serve tasty cocktails and snack bars at night time.
Address: 569 Union Ave., Brooklyn | Opening Hours: 7:00 am – 11:00 pm daily
Devoción Café – This Brooklyn café is known for its quality coffee and stunning interior décor. All of their branches have stunning settings and a welcoming atmosphere. The Williamsburg branch has a cozy setting with a mixture of chairs and sofas, a huge window in the ceiling, and a leafy wall. It’s a great place to get your coffee fix and a pastry.
Address: 69 Grand St. | Opening Hours: Mon-Fri 7:00 am – 7:00 pm, Sat-Sun 8:00 am – 7:00 pm
Bakeri – Another great place for breakfast or a light lunch. This Brooklyn bakery has a European style and a great selection of pastries, cakes and sandwiches.
Address: 150 Wythe Ave. | Opening Hours: Mon-Fri 7:00 am – 7:00 pm, Sat-Sun 8:00 am – 7:00 pm
Joe’s Pizza – One of the best options for a quick bite in New York and Brooklyn. Joe Pozzuoli has been making pizza his whole life. Originally from Naples, Joe established one of the most popular pizza joints in Greenwich Village in 1975. He still runs his original branch. You come to Joe’s for a classic pizza slice. You can also try his Sicilian pizza if you are in the mood for a thicker crust.
Address: 216 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn | Opening Hours: 10:30 am – 12:00/1:00 am daily
Bagelsmith – We don’t get these kinds of bagels back home. So whenever we’re in the States, we have to satisfy our craving. It’s a no-frills kind of place where you can get a great and budget-friendly meal. A great choice for a quick breakfast or lunch in Brooklyn’s Williamsburg neighborhood.
Address: 189 Bedford Ave Opening Hours: 24/7
Mister Dips – Just outside the trendy William Vale Hotel, you’ll find a cool-looking airstream trailer. The menu consists of fried items, seasonal soft serves, and a cool 80s soundtrack. On a sunny day, it’s the perfect spot to get your fingers greasy. We haven’t tried their burgers, but we did love the ice cream. You can choose from one of their specials or create your own.
Address: 111 N 12th St. Opening Hours: Closed during the winter months
Du’s Donuts – If ice cream is not your thing (you weirdo!), then check out the little donut shop underneath Mister Dips. Chef Wylie Dufresne creates his beautiful donuts in both classic and imaginative flavors such as pomegranate with dark chocolate or brown butter with key lime. You can also get here gluten-free donuts.
Address: 107 N 12th St, Brooklyn | Opening Hours: Mon-Fri 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, Sat-Sun 9:00 am – 6:00 pm, it’s a no-cash business
Recommended Bars in Williamsburg
Williamsburg has a lively bar scene so if you are spending a night in Brooklyn, check out some of the cool bars in Williamsburg.
Radegast Hall & Biergarten – This German beer hall has a great selection of European beers and German-inspired menu so it is a fun place for beer lovers. This bar also has a very lively atmosphere with the occasional live band, so if it’s peace and quiet you are looking for, this is not the place for you.
Address: 113 N 3rd St, Brooklyn
Westlight – Another recommended bar is the trendy Westlight at the William Vale hotel. This rooftop bar has breathtaking views of Manhattan’s skyline and the East River. You can enjoy a signature cocktail or a glass of wine accompanied by elegant bar snacks and splendid views.
Address: 111 N. 12th St / 22nd Floor | Opening Hours: Mon – Fri 12:00 pm – 12:00 am, Sat:/Sun 2:00 pm – 2:00 am/12:00 am
Hotel Delmano – If you are looking for a quiet and intimate atmosphere in a beautiful classic New York setting, the bar at Hotel Delmano is your best bet. This is the best place to order a delicious cocktail in a cozy atmosphere. They have an exceptional raw bar and cheese and cured meat plates as well as small plates like ceviche and steak tartare.
Address: 82 Berry St. | Opening Hours: Mon-Thu/Fri 5:00 pm – 2:00 am/3:00 am Sat/Sun 2:00 pm – 3:00 am/2:00 am
Berry Park – If you’re looking for a fun spot to have some drinks with a view, head over to Berry Park. The rooftop garden offers incredible views of Manhattan skyline and the atmosphere is friendly. On the weekends they also serve brunch and you might catch a live DJ or watch your favorite team on huge screens on certain nights.
Address: 4 Berry St.
Huckleberry Bar – This cocktail bar has a nice garden and a delicious cocktail menu. The menu is on the small side with your classic bar food. The atmosphere is easygoing and on the weekends you might catch a live DJ. They have great deals during happy hour (Tue-Fri 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm and all night on Sun/Mon).
Address: 588 Grand St. | Opening Hours: 4:00 pm – 4:00 am
Where to Eat in Brooklyn’s Bushwick Neighborhood
On our last visit to New York, we decided to visit the Bushwick Collective which hosts some of the best street art murals in the world. It didn’t take much to make us fall in love with the industrial-artsy vibe of Bushwick. You can read all about the fabulous Bushwick street art in our Bushwick Street Art Guide. But colorful murals aren’t the only thing you’ll find in Bushwick; there’s also a very cool foodies scene.
Top Restaurants in Bushwick
Roberta’s – Roberta’s is one of the most well-known pizzerias in New York. Some say they were the ones who put Bushwick on the map. What started as a simple pizzeria kept expanding over the years and now includes a garden, a bakery, a radio station (well it was already there), and the coveted Blanca restaurant that earned 2 Michelin stars for its 19-course tasting menu. If you visit Roberta’s you must try the pizza, but there are also pasta dishes, starters, some salads, and meat dishes as well.
Address: 261 Moore Street | Opening Hours: Mon-Sat 11:00 am – 12:00 am, Sun 10:00 am – 12:00 am
Blanca – Blanca is the upscale tasting restaurant that hides inside Roberta’s compound. After walking through the picnic tables and dangling lights of Roberta’s backyard, only to enter the small room with the sparkling open kitchen and the white bar with brown leather stools, you might be confused for a moment. The 19-course tasting menu has gotten great reviews and two Michelin stars. If you love gourmet dining or would like to have an exceptional dining experience, add this to your foodie bucket list. Make a reservation a long time in advance.
Address: 261 Moore St. | Opening Hours: Wed-Fri 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm, Sat 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Faro – This neighborhood restaurant focuses on utilizing local seasonal ingredients to create an attractive mix of Italian-American cuisine. Their pasta is handmade, of course, and so is the bread, and the menu is full of inventive combinations and delicious flavors.
Address: 436 Jefferson Street | Opening Hours: Mon-Sat 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm, Sun 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Tortilleria Mexicana Los Hermanos – What could be better than eating Mexican food at a tortilla factory? Yep, this tortilla factory/Mexican restaurant has a straightforward attitude and menu. If you’re looking for no-frills authentic Mexican cuisine, this the place to grab some tacos, tostadas or quesadillas. The fact it’s also budget-friendly is an added bonus.
Address: 271 Starr St. | Opening Hours: Mon-Fri 11:00 am – 11:30 pm, Sat-Sun 12:00 am – 11:30 pm
Sea Wolf – As the name suggests, the menu at Sea Wolf combines the best of both land and sea. The dishes are made with fresh seasonal ingredients, and there are daily specials based on the catch of the day. The menu consists of simple seafood classics such as fish and chips or lobster roll with a few surprises, including an all-day brunch.
Address: 19 Wyckoff Ave. | Opening Hours: Sun-Thu 11:00 am – 11:00 pm, Fri-Sat 11:00 am – 12:00 am
Mominette – This little French bistro has a lovely backyard that is perfect for brunch. Mominette’s menu consists of many classic French dishes such as Escargot, Duck Confit or Croque Madame, but they also have many other tempting options, including cheese and meat spreads, mussels, oysters and burgers, not to mention their creative cocktail menu.
Address: 221 Knickerbrocker Ave. | Opening Hours: mon-Thr/Fri 12:00 pm – 10:30/11:30 pm Sat/Sun 10:30 am – 11:30/10:30 pm
Bunker – If you love Vietnamese food, you’d love Bunker. The focus is on homestyle Vietnamese street food, revamping traditional Vietnamese recipes. They do a great job of capturing the taste and spirit of authentic Vietnamese cuisine.
Address: 99 Scott Ave. Opening Hours: Tue & Wed, Sun 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm, Thu-Fri 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm, Sat-Sun 12:00 pm – 11:00/10:00 pm
Dock Asian Eatery – Another great option for Asian fare is Dock Asian Eatery that serves Thai, Vietnamese and Japanese dishes, based on the head chefs’ background. The food is delicious, and the prices are reasonable. You’ll also love the cool setting and the welcoming atmosphere.
Address: 22 Wyckoff Ave. | Opening Hours: Sun-Thu 12:00 pm – 10:15 pm, Fri-Sat 12:00 pm – 11:15 pm
Coffee Shops, Sweets & Quick Bites in Bushwick
Bushwick Bakery – This little bakery is one of Jean-Pierre Marquet’s ventures, the chef behind Bushwick’s Mominette and Maison Premiere in Williamsburg. It’s another Bushwick hidden gem where you can have a light breakfast or lunch at affordable prices. Other than the ever-changing daily pastries, bread and cakes, the menu also includes fresh croissants filled with ham, cheese or egg, quiches, and frittatas. There are also many surprises which reflect the multi-faceted nature of the neighborhood, such as empanadas and coconut-crusted carrot cake.
Address: 127 Central Ave. | Opening Hours: 7:00 am – 4:00 pm daily
L’Imprimerie – Another great French bakery that is the perfect place for breakfast or a light lunch. It actually won the vote of the best bakery in Bushwick in 2018. Other than classic French baked goods and a great cup of coffee, you’ll also find here pastries with unique flavor combinations, quiches, open-face sandwiches and more. Everything is made with local and organic ingredients whenever possible, including honey from their beehives on the roof.
Address: 1524 Myrtle Ave | Opening Hours: 7:00 am – 7:00 pm daily
Sey Coffee – A small neighborhood coffee shop where they serve excellent coffee that they roast in the back and pastries from L’Imprimerie bakery. The clean design, bright and airy space, and laidback atmosphere makes it the perfect place to stop for a quick cup of coffee.
Address: 18 Grattan St Brooklyn Opening Hours: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm daily
Swallow Coffee – Another good choice for coffee lovers. Stop here for a quick coffee accompanied by Bagelsmith’s bagels and hipster vibes.
Address: 49 Bogart St. Opening Hours: Mon-Fri 7:00 am – 9:00 pm, Sat-Sun 8;00 am – 9:00 pm
Artichoke Basille’s Pizza – This is the local branch of one of NYC’s most famous pizza brands. It is located just near the Bushwick Collective, so it’s a great place to grab a slice while admiring the wonderful murals in the Bushwick Collective.
Address: 18 Wyckoff Ave. | Opening Hours: 11:00 am – 4:00 am
Recommended Bars in Bushwick
If you want to go bar hopping in Bushwick, here are some recommendations:
Kings County Brewers Collective (KCBC) – This is the first brewery to open in the neighborhood after the last of the old-time breweries closed in 1976. It is a fun place to spend an afternoon or evening. There is no food but you can bring your own.
Address: 381 Troutman St | Opening Hours: Mon-Thu/Fri 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm/12:00 am, Sat/Sun 12:00 pm – 12:00 am/9:00 pm
Pearl’s Social & Billy Club – A cozy neighborhood bar with a friendly atmosphere. The long wooden bar, warm lighting, brick walls and old-time knick-knacks are the perfect setting to spend a night out with friends.
Address: 40 St Nicholas Ave, Brooklyn | Opening Hours: Tue-Fri 2:00 pm – 4:00 am, Sat-Sun 12:00 pm – 4:00 am
Gemelli / The Ledge – The man behind Sea Wolf, Dan Cipriani, created this bar/restaurant duo (located at the same complex but with different entrances). Gemelli is an all-day Mediterranean-Italian restaurant with a beautiful and airy setting in blueish tones. The Ledge is a rooftop bar where you can have delicious cocktails accompanied by small plates and a view. The atmosphere here is more of a 70s-style California dreaming lounge bar in pinkish hues. If you’re looking for delicious food/drinks and an Instagram-friendly setting, this is your best bet.
Address: The Ledge: 321 Starr St., Gemelli: 48 Cypress Ave.| Opening Hours: Gemelli: Mon-Fri 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm, Sat-Sun 11:00 am – 11:00 pm
The Rookery – Another popular local bar in Bushwick. You can choose to sit at the indoor bar which is located in a former industrial space or at the outdoor garden. The menu consists of draft beer, wines and cocktails and British-West Indian inspired pub food.
Address: 425 Troutman St, Brooklyn | Opening Hours: Mon-Fri 12:00 pm – 3:00 am, Sat-Sun 11:00 am – 3:00 am
If you haven’t figured it out by now when you visit New York City, you must dedicate at least one day to explore some of Brooklyn’s trendy neighborhoods where you’ll find magnificent views, a unique street art scene, and an abundance of restaurants and coffee shops. We hope that after reading our Brooklyn Foodies Guide, you have a better idea of where to eat in Brooklyn. We are always looking for food recommendations, so let us know in the comments if you find any other hidden gems to add to our Brooklyn foodie list!
More Resources for Planning Your New York and Brooklyn Vacation
- Spend a Perfect Day in Chelsea & the Meatpacking District
- Top Things to See and Do in NYC’s West Village
- Eating the Big Apple – New York City Foodie Guide
- Top Attractions in Hudson Yards
- Brooklyn Itinerary – A Perfect Day in Dumbo & Williamsburg
- Street Art, Food and Hip Vibes in Brooklyn’s Bushwick Neighborhood