Warning: spend time in Greenpoint and you’re likely to find yourself checking out the real estate listings. It’s hard to leave this gem of a neighborhood.
From pierogi to vegan pizza slices to specialty markets Greenpoint just might be New York City’s best neighborhood for eating out. Tucked into the northernmost part of Brooklyn, the area is often overlooked for the borough’s more accessible neighborhoods, but find yourself in the area and you’ll never want to leave.
Here are 15 delicious reasons—just the beginning, really—you’ll want to live in Greenpoint:
1154 Manhattan Ave.
Travel to Japan by way of Ashbox. This cozy spot has a delicious Japanese breakfast as well as quick grab options.
105 Freeman St.
Stepping inside this old-world café feels like a visit to a grandmother’s kitchen in the best possible way. From French-inspired classics such as avocado tartine to familiar favorites like biscuits and eggs, there’s a little something for everyone at Bakeri.
Greenpoint Fish & Lobster Co.
114 Nassau Ave.
Let’s be honest, as much as we want to make responsible seafood choices, it’s hard. Greenpoint Fish & Lobster Co. can help. The restaurant and market serves fish from local seafood boats. And their friendly and knowledgeable staff will help choose the right fish for you whether it be porgy, bluefish or even lionfish.
849 Manhattan Ave.
It’s hard to resist the pull of Fornino Pizza. Get within a block and you can smell the pizzas cooking in the wood-burning oven.
105 Norman Ave.
On Norman Avenue in Greenpoint is a cozy, unfussy French bistro. It’s the type of place you want to sit and stay a while, savoring the modern French dishes the kitchen lead by chef Jake Eberle dishes out.
160 Huron St.
It’s easy to lose all track of time in Archestratus Books & Foods. The destination created by Paige Lipari carries everything from Mediterranean-inspired pastries to food related novels, how-to’s on foraging and, of course, cookbooks. Check out their calendar to find out about their cooking class offerings, readings, tastings and book club.
Peter Pan Donut and Pastry
727 Manhattan Ave.
It’s impossible to choose only one of these freshly made, plump doughnuts, so go ahead and get two or three from this iconic bakery.
Bellocq Tea Atelier
104 West St.
Tucked on West Street is a tea paradise. Bellocq Tea Atelier packages and sells whole-leaf organic tea and tisanes from around the world.
Polka Dot Café
726 Manhattan Ave.
Founded in 1996, Polka Dot Café started as a butcher shop, Poleski Meat Market. Over the years it’s evolved into a deli and café that now serves vegetarian homemade polish dishes.
Acme Smoked Fish
30 Gem St.
Acme Smoked Fish only opens its doors to the public on Fridays between the hours of 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. Make it there then and you’ll be able to buy their smoked salmon, herring and spreads (the same ones you’ll find at Russ & Daughters and Zabar’s) at wholesale prices. Pro Tip: They’re cash only.
113 Franklin St.
Craft cocktails, vintage decor and a laid-back atmosphere make Greenpoint’s Ramona a go-to spot for both casual nights out and birthday gatherings.
159 Greenpoint Ave.
Go for the vegan pizza. Trust us. The crust is crisp, the cheese truly cheesy, and with so many toppings to choose from, you’ll find yourself making excuses to come back day after day.
615 Manhattan Ave.
Whether you like your beer sour, hoppy, dark or just something that tastes good after a long day, Tørst has something for you. Opened by Jeppe Jarnit-Bjergsø, the brewer behind Denmark’s Evil Twin, and Daniel Burns, Tørst has 21 beers on draft and more than 100 bottles.
664 Manhattan Ave.
Welcome to your new after-work spot. Between cocktails like the Cherry Point Sour (smoked Scotch, fresh lemon, splash Bordeaux, shaken, on the rocks), Medicine Man (mezcal, sherry, ginger, lemon, swizzled) and the charcuterie boards, you’ll find yourself lingering over drinks that turn into dinner.
Keg & Lantern Brewing Company
97 Nassau Ave.
Some days you just need a big, juicy burger, and when that day comes you need to get yourself to Keg & Lantern Brewing Company. The brew spot is known for its pub food, craft beers and cocktails crafted with Bulleit bourbon and more.
95 Commercial St.
Glasserie fulfills all of our Mediterranean mezze dreams. Located in a bright and airy 1860s glass factory, it’s the perfect spot for a large party or an intimate meal. We love the classics but also can’t wait to try the delicacies (think rabbit dumplings!).
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