I was hoping to get some helpful suggestions for our mid-July trip to Brooklyn. We visited NYC about 2yrs ago in the dead of winter and stayed in Fort Greene. We really liked the Brooklyn neighbourhood and decided to return in the summer. We will be staying in Bedford-Stuyvesant for a week (10min walk from Bedford-Nostrand subway stop).
Just some background information...we are twenty-somethings from Toronto and are unafraid to try new foods. Our budget per person per meal (before drinks/tax/tip) would likely be in the $10-20 range for lunch and $20-30 for dinner. However, we don't mind setting aside one splurge meal. We will be getting a subway pass for the week and don't mind commuting for something really special. A quick Yelp search revealed a ton of interesting options nearby...but was hoping you local CHs could further narrow it down.
Here are a few suggestions the SO made already...
- Do or Dine
- Dough (been here last time)
- Smorgasburg (any vendors in particular?)
- pok pok (worth the hype? read that the lineups are quite long...)
We are also planning to head down to Coney Island for an afternoon. I've done some research on the board but am specifically looking for a no frills fresh seafood or pizza place (as a frame of reference...have been to John's of Bleeker and enjoyed that)
- Randazzo's (saw this on an Anthony Bourdain episode...CHs here seem to dislike it...any other suggestions?)
- L&B Spumoni Gardens
- Brighton Beach for better food options?
We'll be splitting out time between Brooklyn and Manhattan but wanted to maximize our food-tasting opportunities. Thanks in advance!
***as an aside...we are generally going to avoid Asian/SE Asian food (Cantonese, Mainland Chinese, Vietnamese, Indian, Sri Lankan, Malaysian) as we have a lot of good quality places in Toronto already. with that being said, if it's a can't miss experience we'd consider it. for example, we're meeting up with another couple here and want to try the seafood hotpot at sik gaek in queens.