On Sunday mornings when I'm feeling very ambitious I sometimes bike over to Boro Park to get a dozen bagels at the Bagel Spot (an old chowhound rec for which I am eternally grateful). I'm convinced there are other special places in the area, but so far my own exploring hasn't turned up much.
Do folks have other neighborhood recommendations? Anyplace good for smoked fish or pickles? I hear there are some excellent Italian bakeries nearby as well, but don't know where.