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A memela topped with egg and avocado at For All Things Good.
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Where to Eat in Bed-Stuy Right Now

Trinidadian doubles, corn tortillas, and more standout fare in this sprawling Brooklyn neighborhood

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A memela topped with egg and avocado at For All Things Good.
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Bed-Stuy is a sprawling Brooklyn neighborhood that, laden with Trinidadian doubles and corn tortillas, has become a dining destination in its own right. Within the expansive confines of this neighborhood lies a reliable roster of mainstays (A&A Bake Doubles and Roti, David’s Brisket House, and Bed-Vyne Brew), along with newer additions to the area, such as For All Things Good and Maya Congee Cafe.

Below, a list of standout places to check out in Bed-Stuy, whether the goal is a double on the go, tear-inducing hot chicken, wine with some funk, or a jar of salsa macha for home.

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Note: This is an updated version of a map originally published in 2018.

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1. Winona's

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676 Flushing Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11206
(718) 388-4900
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In one of the city’s best boroughs for natural wine, Winona’s has managed to make an impression. (And not just for its Instagram captions, which are undeniably some of the best in the business.) This all-day wine bar on the northern edge of Bed-Stuy is known for its European fare — “flawless” Scotch eggs, funky head-on prawns — and versatile, six-page wine list. A rotating guest chef series has featured queer dinner collective Ediciones and Greenpoint’s Taqueria Ramirez.

Two halves of a scotch egg rest open-faced on a plate, exposing a dark orange interior
A scotch egg served with mustard and cornichons.
Winona’s

2. Samurai Papa

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594 Lafayette Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11216
(718) 398-8181
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Slurp up some reliably tasty ramen and soba at this compact Japanese restaurant, which previously had a location in Bushwick. Noodles come served in an ultra-flavorful broth that’s served with a side of dashi made from either bonito or seaweed stock for even more piquancy. In line with other noodle shops in the borough, ramen and soba are priced at $12 to $15 per bowl with the option to add on sliced pork, egg, and extra noodles.

3. Swell Dive

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1013 Bedford Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11205
(917) 652-4779
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Part-bar, part-taqueria, Swell Dive has been luring in southwest transplants and Bed-Stuy locals with Filipino-Texas fare since 2016. Its homemade flour tortillas might not be as doughy as those found at other restaurants across the city, but their inventive fillings — chicken fried spam, thick-cut slabs of cheese — more than compensate. Pull up a chair in the restaurant’s compact backyard, or order a cocktail at the bar with a side of chips and gut-warming queso.

Fried spam and chicken adobo tacos sit on wax paper on a metal tray at Swell Dive
Fried spam and chicken adobo tacos.
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4. Chilo's

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323 Franklin Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11238
(718) 676-5245
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A block from Swell Dive, another dive bar-taqueria is preparing standout Mexican fare from a taco truck in the building’s backyard. Chilo’s comes from the owners of Mayfield, a reliable burger and oysters spot in nearby Prospect Heights, but here they’re focusing on tacos and tortas served alongside mezcal margaritas and cans of Tecate. Don’t miss the carnitas and duck confit tacos, or its sesame-studded cemita sandwiches, which occasionally grace the menu as a weekend special.

5. Shipwreck Seafood Boutique

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1047 Bedford Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11216
(718) 484-7611
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This seafood counter on the corner of Bedford and Greene avenues has become a neighborhood mainstay for its affordably priced clams, mussels, prawns, and whole fish, available for purchase by the pound. Look past the line out the door, though, and you’re sure to see customers seated at out front, dining on crab cakes, po’ boys, red snapper sandwiches, and other dishes that the shop fries to order.

Mussels and clams sit on a bed of ice at a seafood shop advertising fish and bivalves by the pound
Mussels, clams, prawns, and whole fish are available by the pound.
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6. For All Things Good

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343 Franklin Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11238
(929) 204-4154
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Heritage, nixtamalized corn is finally getting its due, and among the first to the punch in Brooklyn was For All Things Good. This lively Bed-Stuy cafe mills the masa for its yellow, blue, and corn tortillas on-site, resulting in pliable, hibiscus-filled tetelas and tlayuditas drizzled in nutty salsa macha. If visiting during the day, quench your thirst with a cinnamon-spiced horchata or an iced atole, a milkshake-thick beverage made from the versatile house masa. If visiting at night, opt for a “mezcalito,” a one-ounce pour of mezcal, or one of two frozen cocktails on tap.

A trio of tetelas, blue red and yellow, sit on a white plate next to piles of red and green salsa
A trio of tetelas from For All Things Good.
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7. Macosa Trattoria

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310 Tompkins Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11216
(646) 574-7866
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The wine list comes scrawled on a brown paper sack at this rustic Italian newcomer, and the menu is every bit as succinct. Snag a table in the chill back yard and feast on panzanella that emphasizes heirloom tomatoes over gobbets of bread; a fritto misto of shrimp, squid, and fish fried to a golden brown; and a cudgel-size veal cutlet whose bone sticks over the edge of the plate. The wine list is ultra-affordable, with some very good Italian vintages in the $50 and under range, but don’t expect stemware.

A hunk of veal is fried with the bone on and served beside a heap of arugula on a white plate
The veal milanese comes served with arugula.
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8. Maya Congee Cafe

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563 Gates Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11221
(347) 326-6003
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Maya Congee Cafe offers playful interpretations of congee inside a colorful general store that highlights a variety of Asian pantry staples that are otherwise hard to find in the neighborhood. The menu, a collaboration between owner Layla Chen and chef Matthew Tilden of 7 Grain Army, features generously-sized bowls of congee made from a mixture of jasmine, brown rice, and quinoa. Several vegetarian congees are available — including one made with peanuts and sambal — as well as a sandwich menu that’s not to be missed.

An overhead photograph of a bowl of congee, packed with soft egg, peanuts, fried shallots, broccoli, and shredded chicken
The spicy crunch congee with peanuts, soft egg, broccoli, and crispy shallots
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9. Toad Style

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93 Ralph Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11221
(347) 789-1589
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Vegan restaurants took off during the pandemic, but a half-decade earlier, Toad Style was already serving meatless cheesesteaks and banh mi sandwiches from this small counter in Bed-Stuy. Head here for jackfruit nachos, tofu scramble breakfast burritos, and one of the borough’s only vegan California burritos, made with cashew queso and home fries.

10. Bed-Vyne Brew

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370 Tompkins Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11216
(347) 915-1080
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This cozy, cabin-like bar on a residential stretch of Bed-Stuy serves up a range of craft beers and wines. Bed-Vyne was started by two siblings and a former colleague and college friend in 2011, and has since expanded with a wine store (Bed-Vyne Wine and Spirits) and a cocktail spot (Bed-Vyne Cocktail Bar). True, it’s a bar on a list of restaurants, but show up in the evening and there’s a good chance of finding jerk chicken from Wadadli or pizza from Tripoli.

A corner cafe gleams in the sunlight, partially shaded by a tree growing out of the sidewalk
A view of Bed-Vyne from the street.
Bed-Vyne Brew

11. Grandchamps

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197 Patchen Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11233
(718) 484-4880
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This laid-back cafe and market focused on Haitian cuisine serves sandwiches, plates, and patties (priced at two for $5), but the thing to get is griyo. The fried pork dish is marinated in Scotch bonnet peppers before being piled onto ciabatta with lime, pickles, sweet plantains, and a remoulade sauce.

12. Ma-n-Pop

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349 Lewis Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11233
(718) 574-6735

Ma-n-Pop is a soul food landmark, where customers can order fish and grits for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. This affordable restaurant where nothing costs more than $15 is outfitted with tchotchkes from bygone eras, including record sleeves, magazine cut-outs, and posters. It’s a happening place in the neighborhood come brunch and lower-key alternative to Saraghina across the street for dinner.

13. Saraghina

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435 Halsey St
Brooklyn, NY 11233
(718) 574-0010
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This Italian restaurant and bakery serves up top-notch pizzas with a number of topping options on offer, like capicola with spicy artichokes and truffle mozzarella with two types of mushrooms. While waiting for a table at the restaurant, pull up a chair at its next-door bar, where you can order from a menu that includes a handful of small plates and a solid selection of Negronis, priced between $13 and $14 apiece.

14. Peaches Hot House

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415 Tompkins Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11216
(718) 483-9111
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Peaches Hot House is one of few places in the city to serve up (actually hot) Nashville hot chicken. Fried chicken, shrimp, and catfish can be ordered at three different spice levels — regular, hot, and extra hot — and ordered with sides like grits and collard greens. Other options include a burger and fried shrimp sandwich, but most people are here for the tear-inducing chicken.

Three pieces of golden, crusty fried chicken sit in a paper to-go box lined with red and white checkered paper
Peaches Hot House fried chicken in a to-go box.
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15. Bunny

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449 Nostrand Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11216

German and Turkish dishes bump elbows on the menu at Bunny, a Bed-Stuy restaurant with lots of “old-school charm,” despite opening in 2018. Many of the dishes here cost under $20, and a cozy meal in the dimly lit restaurant could include a bottle of German or Turkish wine, which sneak in under $50 each. Start with the filo pastry cigars, a mashed potato-stuffed creation served in a pool of mustard, and keep an eye out for the restaurant’s chicken schnitzel topped with glowing green wasabi tobiko.

16. The Fly

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549 Classon Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11238
(347) 405-5300
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There might be better chicken dishes in Bed-Stuy, but there’s few better places to eat them than the Fly. This fashionable, natural wine-slinging restaurant has been swarmed since opening in 2019, fueled by locals and destination diners vying for a taste of its succulent rotisserie chicken, served by the half and whole. Be sure to order the chicken sandwich, a “gloriously drippy” creation packed with crunchy celery and loads of white and dark meat.

A curved bar with dark-colored stools, hanging wine glasses, and bottles of liquor atop a wooden frame
The large circular bar at the fly.
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17. Hart's

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506 Franklin Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11238
(718) 636-6228
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Before restaurateur trio Nialls Fallon, Nick Perkins, and Leah Campbell opened the Fly, around the corner, or Cervo’s, on the Lower East Side, there was Hart’s. This unfussy neighborhood hangout has rightly earned a national following for its seafood-heavy menu — lamb burger with anchovies, clam toast with pancetta — and of-the-moment natural wine list. Walk-in only.

18. A&A Bake Doubles and Roti

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1337 Fulton St
Brooklyn, NY 11216
(347) 425-0016

This Trinidadian food counter relocated in May 2018, from a small space with a handful of seats to this with expanded restaurant with room spread out. The setting and menu have expanded, but the prices remain affordable. Doubles go for $1.50 apiece, consisting of a pair of flatbreads with curry chickpea filling, finished with tamarind and pepper sauces. Bakes can be ordered with fillings like shark, smoked herring, and salt fish.

Two people walk in front a red storefront whose neon sign reads “A&A Bake & Doubles Roti Shop”
The expanded location of A&A Bake & Doubles Shop.
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19. Abu's Homestyle Bakery

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1184 Fulton St
Brooklyn, NY 11216
(718) 230-1115
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Follow your nose, or the gleaming red paint job of Abu’s, and a display case of cakes and pies awaits. This bakery from owner Idris Conry — who goes by Abu, meaning father in Arabic — specializes in bean pies, a staple for the Nation of Islam made by mashing navy beans and baking them under a well-spiced crust. While you’re there, look out for the bakery’s daily selection of cake trimmings, a three-dollar snack that comes stuffed in a plastic container and is every bit as good as the cake its shaved from.

A brown pie with a light brown crust is set on a sunny teal blue table
A navy bean pie from Abu’s Homestyle Bakery.
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20. David's Brisket House

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533 Nostrand Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11216
(718) 789-1155
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This Jewish deli has been kicking it for ages. It’s been serving Halal meat since the 1970s, when Muslim ownership took over the Kosher sandwich shop, but the menu didn’t change in the process. Opt for the caramelized roast brisket sandwich or a corned beef and pastrami combo, on either rye bread or a club roll. Don’t forget to ask for a side of gravy.

Two halves of a sandwich with pastrami tumbling out and pickles in the foreground.
A hulking pastrami sandwich from David’s Brisket House.
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21. Pattie Hut & Grill

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543 Nostrand Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11216
(718) 622-3222

Load up on Jamaican beef patties and hearty Caribbean fare like stewed oxtail, jerk chicken, and barbecue chicken at Pattie Hut & Grill. Portions are generous and cheap and hover around $10; a dinner plate comes loaded with rice and peas — ask for oxtail gravy to douse it in — and sides, plus macaroni and potato salad.

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1. Winona's

676 Flushing Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11206
Two halves of a scotch egg rest open-faced on a plate, exposing a dark orange interior
A scotch egg served with mustard and cornichons.
Winona’s

In one of the city’s best boroughs for natural wine, Winona’s has managed to make an impression. (And not just for its Instagram captions, which are undeniably some of the best in the business.) This all-day wine bar on the northern edge of Bed-Stuy is known for its European fare — “flawless” Scotch eggs, funky head-on prawns — and versatile, six-page wine list. A rotating guest chef series has featured queer dinner collective Ediciones and Greenpoint’s Taqueria Ramirez.

676 Flushing Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11206

2. Samurai Papa

594 Lafayette Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11216

Slurp up some reliably tasty ramen and soba at this compact Japanese restaurant, which previously had a location in Bushwick. Noodles come served in an ultra-flavorful broth that’s served with a side of dashi made from either bonito or seaweed stock for even more piquancy. In line with other noodle shops in the borough, ramen and soba are priced at $12 to $15 per bowl with the option to add on sliced pork, egg, and extra noodles.

594 Lafayette Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11216

3. Swell Dive

1013 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11205
Fried spam and chicken adobo tacos sit on wax paper on a metal tray at Swell Dive
Fried spam and chicken adobo tacos.
Ryan Sutton/Eater NY

Part-bar, part-taqueria, Swell Dive has been luring in southwest transplants and Bed-Stuy locals with Filipino-Texas fare since 2016. Its homemade flour tortillas might not be as doughy as those found at other restaurants across the city, but their inventive fillings — chicken fried spam, thick-cut slabs of cheese — more than compensate. Pull up a chair in the restaurant’s compact backyard, or order a cocktail at the bar with a side of chips and gut-warming queso.

1013 Bedford Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11205

4. Chilo's

323 Franklin Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238

A block from Swell Dive, another dive bar-taqueria is preparing standout Mexican fare from a taco truck in the building’s backyard. Chilo’s comes from the owners of Mayfield, a reliable burger and oysters spot in nearby Prospect Heights, but here they’re focusing on tacos and tortas served alongside mezcal margaritas and cans of Tecate. Don’t miss the carnitas and duck confit tacos, or its sesame-studded cemita sandwiches, which occasionally grace the menu as a weekend special.

323 Franklin Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11238

5. Shipwreck Seafood Boutique

1047 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11216
Mussels and clams sit on a bed of ice at a seafood shop advertising fish and bivalves by the pound
Mussels, clams, prawns, and whole fish are available by the pound.
Luke Fortney/Eater NY

This seafood counter on the corner of Bedford and Greene avenues has become a neighborhood mainstay for its affordably priced clams, mussels, prawns, and whole fish, available for purchase by the pound. Look past the line out the door, though, and you’re sure to see customers seated at out front, dining on crab cakes, po’ boys, red snapper sandwiches, and other dishes that the shop fries to order.

1047 Bedford Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11216

6. For All Things Good

343 Franklin Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238
A trio of tetelas, blue red and yellow, sit on a white plate next to piles of red and green salsa
A trio of tetelas from For All Things Good.
Gary He/Eater NY

Heritage, nixtamalized corn is finally getting its due, and among the first to the punch in Brooklyn was For All Things Good. This lively Bed-Stuy cafe mills the masa for its yellow, blue, and corn tortillas on-site, resulting in pliable, hibiscus-filled tetelas and tlayuditas drizzled in nutty salsa macha. If visiting during the day, quench your thirst with a cinnamon-spiced horchata or an iced atole, a milkshake-thick beverage made from the versatile house masa. If visiting at night, opt for a “mezcalito,” a one-ounce pour of mezcal, or one of two frozen cocktails on tap.

343 Franklin Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11238

7. Macosa Trattoria

310 Tompkins Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11216
A hunk of veal is fried with the bone on and served beside a heap of arugula on a white plate
The veal milanese comes served with arugula.
Robert Sietsema/Eater NY

The wine list comes scrawled on a brown paper sack at this rustic Italian newcomer, and the menu is every bit as succinct. Snag a table in the chill back yard and feast on panzanella that emphasizes heirloom tomatoes over gobbets of bread; a fritto misto of shrimp, squid, and fish fried to a golden brown; and a cudgel-size veal cutlet whose bone sticks over the edge of the plate. The wine list is ultra-affordable, with some very good Italian vintages in the $50 and under range, but don’t expect stemware.

310 Tompkins Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11216

8. Maya Congee Cafe

563 Gates Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11221
An overhead photograph of a bowl of congee, packed with soft egg, peanuts, fried shallots, broccoli, and shredded chicken
The spicy crunch congee with peanuts, soft egg, broccoli, and crispy shallots
Luke Fortney/Eater NY

Maya Congee Cafe offers playful interpretations of congee inside a colorful general store that highlights a variety of Asian pantry staples that are otherwise hard to find in the neighborhood. The menu, a collaboration between owner Layla Chen and chef Matthew Tilden of 7 Grain Army, features generously-sized bowls of congee made from a mixture of jasmine, brown rice, and quinoa. Several vegetarian congees are available — including one made with peanuts and sambal — as well as a sandwich menu that’s not to be missed.

563 Gates Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11221

9. Toad Style

93 Ralph Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11221

Vegan restaurants took off during the pandemic, but a half-decade earlier, Toad Style was already serving meatless cheesesteaks and banh mi sandwiches from this small counter in Bed-Stuy. Head here for jackfruit nachos, tofu scramble breakfast burritos, and one of the borough’s only vegan California burritos, made with cashew queso and home fries.

93 Ralph Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11221

10. Bed-Vyne Brew

370 Tompkins Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11216
A corner cafe gleams in the sunlight, partially shaded by a tree growing out of the sidewalk
A view of Bed-Vyne from the street.
Bed-Vyne Brew

This cozy, cabin-like bar on a residential stretch of Bed-Stuy serves up a range of craft beers and wines. Bed-Vyne was started by two siblings and a former colleague and college friend in 2011, and has since expanded with a wine store (Bed-Vyne Wine and Spirits) and a cocktail spot (Bed-Vyne Cocktail Bar). True, it’s a bar on a list of restaurants, but show up in the evening and there’s a good chance of finding jerk chicken from Wadadli or pizza from Tripoli.

370 Tompkins Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11216

11. Grandchamps

197 Patchen Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11233

This laid-back cafe and market focused on Haitian cuisine serves sandwiches, plates, and patties (priced at two for $5), but the thing to get is griyo. The fried pork dish is marinated in Scotch bonnet peppers before being piled onto ciabatta with lime, pickles, sweet plantains, and a remoulade sauce.

197 Patchen Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11233

12. Ma-n-Pop

349 Lewis Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11233

Ma-n-Pop is a soul food landmark, where customers can order fish and grits for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. This affordable restaurant where nothing costs more than $15 is outfitted with tchotchkes from bygone eras, including record sleeves, magazine cut-outs, and posters. It’s a happening place in the neighborhood come brunch and lower-key alternative to Saraghina across the street for dinner.

349 Lewis Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11233

13. Saraghina

435 Halsey St, Brooklyn, NY 11233

This Italian restaurant and bakery serves up top-notch pizzas with a number of topping options on offer, like capicola with spicy artichokes and truffle mozzarella with two types of mushrooms. While waiting for a table at the restaurant, pull up a chair at its next-door bar, where you can order from a menu that includes a handful of small plates and a solid selection of Negronis, priced between $13 and $14 apiece.

435 Halsey St
Brooklyn, NY 11233

14. Peaches Hot House

415 Tompkins Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11216
Three pieces of golden, crusty fried chicken sit in a paper to-go box lined with red and white checkered paper
Peaches Hot House fried chicken in a to-go box.
Clay Williams/Eater NY

Peaches Hot House is one of few places in the city to serve up (actually hot) Nashville hot chicken. Fried chicken, shrimp, and catfish can be ordered at three different spice levels — regular, hot, and extra hot — and ordered with sides like grits and collard greens. Other options include a burger and fried shrimp sandwich, but most people are here for the tear-inducing chicken.

415 Tompkins Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11216

15. Bunny

449 Nostrand Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11216

German and Turkish dishes bump elbows on the menu at Bunny, a Bed-Stuy restaurant with lots of “old-school charm,” despite opening in 2018. Many of the dishes here cost under $20, and a cozy meal in the dimly lit restaurant could include a bottle of German or Turkish wine, which sneak in under $50 each. Start with the filo pastry cigars, a mashed potato-stuffed creation served in a pool of mustard, and keep an eye out for the restaurant’s chicken schnitzel topped with glowing green wasabi tobiko.

449 Nostrand Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11216

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16. The Fly

549 Classon Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238
A curved bar with dark-colored stools, hanging wine glasses, and bottles of liquor atop a wooden frame
The large circular bar at the fly.
Casey Kelbaugh/Eater NY

There might be better chicken dishes in Bed-Stuy, but there’s few better places to eat them than the Fly. This fashionable, natural wine-slinging restaurant has been swarmed since opening in 2019, fueled by locals and destination diners vying for a taste of its succulent rotisserie chicken, served by the half and whole. Be sure to order the chicken sandwich, a “gloriously drippy” creation packed with crunchy celery and loads of white and dark meat.

549 Classon Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11238

17. Hart's

506 Franklin Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238

Before restaurateur trio Nialls Fallon, Nick Perkins, and Leah Campbell opened the Fly, around the corner, or Cervo’s, on the Lower East Side, there was Hart’s. This unfussy neighborhood hangout has rightly earned a national following for its seafood-heavy menu — lamb burger with anchovies, clam toast with pancetta — and of-the-moment natural wine list. Walk-in only.

506 Franklin Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11238

18. A&A Bake Doubles and Roti

1337 Fulton St, Brooklyn, NY 11216
Two people walk in front a red storefront whose neon sign reads “A&A Bake & Doubles Roti Shop”
The expanded location of A&A Bake & Doubles Shop.
Robert Sietsema/Eater NY

This Trinidadian food counter relocated in May 2018, from a small space with a handful of seats to this with expanded restaurant with room spread out. The setting and menu have expanded, but the prices remain affordable. Doubles go for $1.50 apiece, consisting of a pair of flatbreads with curry chickpea filling, finished with tamarind and pepper sauces. Bakes can be ordered with fillings like shark, smoked herring, and salt fish.

1337 Fulton St
Brooklyn, NY 11216

19. Abu's Homestyle Bakery

1184 Fulton St, Brooklyn, NY 11216
A brown pie with a light brown crust is set on a sunny teal blue table
A navy bean pie from Abu’s Homestyle Bakery.
Erika Adams/Eater NY

Follow your nose, or the gleaming red paint job of Abu’s, and a display case of cakes and pies awaits. This bakery from owner Idris Conry — who goes by Abu, meaning father in Arabic — specializes in bean pies, a staple for the Nation of Islam made by mashing navy beans and baking them under a well-spiced crust. While you’re there, look out for the bakery’s daily selection of cake trimmings, a three-dollar snack that comes stuffed in a plastic container and is every bit as good as the cake its shaved from.

1184 Fulton St
Brooklyn, NY 11216

20. David's Brisket House

533 Nostrand Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11216
Two halves of a sandwich with pastrami tumbling out and pickles in the foreground.
A hulking pastrami sandwich from David’s Brisket House.
Robert Sietsema/Eater NY

This Jewish deli has been kicking it for ages. It’s been serving Halal meat since the 1970s, when Muslim ownership took over the Kosher sandwich shop, but the menu didn’t change in the process. Opt for the caramelized roast brisket sandwich or a corned beef and pastrami combo, on either rye bread or a club roll. Don’t forget to ask for a side of gravy.

533 Nostrand Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11216

21. Pattie Hut & Grill

543 Nostrand Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11216

Load up on Jamaican beef patties and hearty Caribbean fare like stewed oxtail, jerk chicken, and barbecue chicken at Pattie Hut & Grill. Portions are generous and cheap and hover around $10; a dinner plate comes loaded with rice and peas — ask for oxtail gravy to douse it in — and sides, plus macaroni and potato salad.

543 Nostrand Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11216

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