Where can you grab a coffee in Crown Heights or shrimp-and-grits in Bedford-Stuyvesant? Read on for our guide to the eateries that are transforming Brooklyn’s culinary landscape.
395 Classon Ave. between Green Avenue and Clifton Place, (718) 484-8822
This Wi-Fi ready café is the newest in a slew of operations populating Clinton Hill’s edges with gourmet beans.
565 Vanderbilt Ave. at Pacific Street, (718) 398-6662
The cozy bar and restaurant provides an otherwise sparse stretch of Vanderbilt Avenue with seasonal fare and single-malt Scotch.
766 Classon Ave. between St. Johns and Sterling Places, (718) 387-4777
Last summer, premium Aussie-style coffee came to a former glass factory in java-starved Crown Heights.
435 Halsey St. at Lewis Avenue, (718) 574-0010
The newbie pizzeria’s Neapolitan pie put Bed-Stuy on the culinary map, nabbing a spot in New York Magazine’s “Top 20 Pizzas of the Moment.”
393 Lewis Ave. at MacDonough Street, (718) 942-4162
Southern home cookin’ came to grits-hungry Bed-Stuy courtesy of the Smoke House joint team in 2008.
261 Moore St. between Bogart and White Streets, (718) 417-1118
Hankering for some good food and a place to hang, Bushwick residents opened this raved-about artisanal pizzeria. Fresh herbs are grown in a huge rooftop greenhouse.
18 Wyckoff Ave. at Troutman Street, (718) 386-3864
This homey place — think cheeseburgers, homemade sausages and mac and cheese — doubles as restaurant and neighborhood hang-out.
1213 Cortelyou Rd. at Argyle Road. No phone yet
An offshoot of Mimi’s Hummus, this joint is slated to be a vast wine bar with more than 100 wines and a light menu.
1108 Cortelyou Rd. between E. 11th and E. 12th streets, (718) 287-3101
Sustainable cuisine and frequent community-based event (like movie night) make this a local must.
1314 Cortelyou Rd. between E. 13th Street and Rugby Road, (718) 940-8188
Attracted by the neighborhood spirit, Purple Yam’s owners closed their popular SoHo eatery to bring their inventive Filipino cuisine to a neighborhood that needs it.
43 Lincoln Rd. between Flatbush and Ocean avenues, (718) 282-7139
The solitary place in the neighborhood for a decent cup of coffee, this cozy café is always buzzing.
51 Lincoln Rd. between Flatbush and Ocean avenues, (718) 282-7097
The Mexican fare here is the neighborhood’s sole relief from West Indian fare.
3011 Fort Hamilton Pkwy. between E. Second and E. Third streets, (718) 282-7139
Just this year, Kensington got its first pioneer, hawking dishes like pear glazed pork tenderloin.