our 8 fave things to do in brooklyn

our 8 fave things to do in brooklyn

In a place where activity, food & drink is on every corner, narrowing down 8 things to do in brooklyn is very hard - trust us. We've compiled together our absolute musts when visiting this side of new york city. 

1. Grab a Slice at Grimaldi's

It's basically baptismal to have pizza when in nyc. There's a reason why people flock to Grimaldi's for one. It's been around for over 100 years, and still operates in its original location (more have opened up). Keep it simple with cheese or pep, you won't go wrong with either - all 'zas are coal fired. Definitely a must when in Dumbo. 

Grimaldi's - 1 Front Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201

2. Treasure Hunt at Mother of Junk

This unassuming garage-esque store is true to it's name - junk. Seamlessly nestled in williamsburg, this store is the epitome of charm meets no frills. It's the antithesis of curated goods, but that's what makes it cool. Rummage through old records, vintage glassware, old books & more. Go on a mission to find your next heirloom. 

Mother of Junk - 567 Driggs Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211

3. Spice Shopping at Edy's Grocer 

This bright Middle-Eastern Greenpoint grocer has the spice wall of your dreams. Create your own spice kit by stocking up on flavorful favorites. Think aleppo pepper, sumac, za'atar and more. Visit at night when they transform into a mezze bar for vibrant shareable plates. 

Edy's Grocer - 136 Meserole Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11222

4. Create Custom Dishware at the Brooklyn Teacup

Have an Alice in Wonderland moment at the Brooklyn Teacup where you can shop & customize dishware from upcycled & vintage china. Think stackable trays for tea parties, entertaining & more. Customization includes picking out different dishes / vessels to stack along with your preferred hardware.

The Brooklyn Teacup - By Appointment

5. Italian Sandos for Lunch at Defonte's

Another staple eatery in BK that has been around for over a hundred years. Defonte's in Red Hook is cold cut heaven - or should we say gabagool? Their menu is an endless selection of sandwich combos and other Italian specialities, and you won't go wrong with any. Walk two blocks down to Coffey Park and make it a picnic.  

Defonte's - 379 Columbia St, Brooklyn, NY 11231

6. Vintage Shopping at L-Train

Did you even go to Brooklyn if you didn't go thrifting? L-Train is the biggest BK thrift chain with locations all over the borough. There's a cluster of them in East Williamsburg, which makes for the perfect spree. 

L-Train Vintage - Multiple Locations

7. Brownstone Strolling in Park Slope

We might be biased, but some of the nicest brownstones we've seen are westward of Prospect Park in Park Slope. Grab a coffee and have a weekend walk. Go down the streets perpendicular to Prospect Park W to find these iconic homes. 

Start Here: Prospect Park W & Garfield

8.  Martinis & Steak Frites at Swoony's 

A new cozy date-night worthy spot in between Carroll Gardens & Cobble Hill. Think a moody dark wood bar & elevated American fare. There's nothing like steak frites with a damn good martini, take it from us.

Swoony's -  215 Columbia St, Brooklyn, NY 11231

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Love all of these recs!!

Ariel Davis

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