Bushwick gets plenty of buzz...I know. While parts of the "hipster revolution" occurring in Brooklyn are general and uninspired social profiling, there are some truly wonderful things happening in this part of BK as well.
While I do recommend the usual suspects, like Roberta's and Momo Sushi Shack, for their fab fare, here are a few more slightly more under-the-radar reccos for any forthcoming ventures:
- Northeast Kingdom: opened in 2005 by a Vermont-native husband/wife team committed to seasonal, local, and organic fare (through strong relationships with nearby farms, as well as farming and foraging on their own).
- Dear Bushwick: Deemed an "English Country Kitchen," this spot serves up a great dinner, and a superior brunch.
- Bun-ker and/or Falansai: Some of the most bomb Vietnamese in the borough, the former on the border of Bushwick and Ridgewood and the latter just off the Morgan L.
Tutu's and Tandem are generally solid go-tos if you're feeling dancey, though the below are going to give you more inspired drinks and/or a chiller vibe:
- The Three Diamond Door: Affordable (though simple) drinks, but a cute outdoor space.
- Miles: A solid mix of classic and signature cocktails, and Mac and Cheese Happy House on Mondays.
- The Narrows: Tasty cocktails (and bar bites as well).
Pop around Bushwick's gallery scene (check out this Brokelyn round-up) and if visiting in May/June, definitely plan on attending Bushwick Open Studios. And if in need of wares before checking out the spots above, stop by the slew of vintage shops (Vice Versa, Urban Jungle).
Have a reliable recommendation or sweet spot to share? Go crazy in the comments section.