Crown Heights is best known for its impressive array of Caribbean restaurants, with representation from the islands of the West Indies and a smattering of Central and South American countries that border the Caribbean sea. But nestled between decades-old shops advertising currant rolls and cou-cou, a newer generation of businesses have opened their doors, bringing Ethiopian, Nigerian, and Burmese flavors to the neighborhood.
Franklin and Nostrand avenues serve as lively hubs for this expansive Brooklyn neighborhood, but sources for roti, oxtail, red snapper, and brisket provide plenty of reasons to venture further south and east. For the purposes of this list, Crown Heights is defined as between Atlantic Avenue and Empire Boulevard, from north to south, and between Howard and Washington avenues, from east to west.
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