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Kokomo’s lentil meatballs in coconut curry sauce
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Where to Get Takeout and Delivery in Brooklyn Right Now, July 2020

11 new restaurants — plus a couple of old favorites — with exciting options for socially-distant dining

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Kokomo’s lentil meatballs in coconut curry sauce
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Following a months-long shutdown due to the novel coronavirus pandemic, many restaurants across the city have reopened for takeout, delivery, and more recently outdoor dining, as the city has largely contained the spread of the virus in recent weeks. The large number of reopenings has also emboldened restaurateurs who were set to open new spots prior to the pandemic to move forward with their plans.

Many have had to rejig their menus and adapt to takeout and delivery, and with so much uncertainty on when indoor dining will return — and when it will be safe to do so — many restaurants are settling into this new reality, and offering stellar dishes to be eaten at home, at outdoor tables, or in a park nearby.

In light of this new reality, Eater is highlighting a mix of new places — and a few old favorites — doing takeout and delivery right now. New bakeries in Park Slope and Bed-Stuy, a buzzy vegan Ethiopian place in Crown Heights, and an all-day cafe in Bushwick serving Vietnamese-style coffee and pastries are among the hottest takeout, delivery, and outdoor dining options in Brooklyn right now.

A number of New York City restaurants have resumed outdoor dining services. However, this should not be taken as endorsement for outdoor dining, as there are still safety concerns: for updated information on coronavirus cases in your area, please visit the NYC Health Department’s website. Studies indicate that there is a lower exposure risk when outdoors, but the level of risk involved with patio dining is contingent on restaurants following strict social distancing and other safety guidelines.

For more New York dining recommendations, check out the new hotspots in Manhattan and our guide to Michelin-starred restaurants open for outdoor dining right now.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Kokomo

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65 Kent Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11249
(347) 799-1312
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Kokomo, a new restaurant located steps from the waterfront in Williamsburg, is an ode to the owners’ Caribbean upbringing. The menu mixes up pan-Caribbean staples like braised oxtail and the Jamaican fruit ackee and tosses the ingredients on top of flatbreads for a laid-back, casual meal meant to evoke relaxed island vibes. The restaurant also has a number of vegan offerings on the menu, including lentil meatballs in a coconut curry sauce and jackfruit tacos. Kokomo is open for outdoor dining, takeout, and delivery via DoorDash and Uber Eats from Tuesday through Friday from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 12 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Flatbread pizzas, pretzel buns, mushrooms, and more menu items spread out on a table
A spread of dishes from Kokomo
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2. Sami & Susu

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279 Grand St
Brooklyn, NY 11211
(718) 302-9023
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Sami and Susu, a new Williamsburg spot from two chefs with experience at top NYC spots Olmsted and Via Carota, focuses on Jewish-Sephardic cooking with a seasonal menu of spreads, dips, salads, and wine. Co-founders Amir Nathan and Jordan Anderson have crafted dishes like cauliflower with a pastrami rub, pulled-chicken matzoh ball soup, and peppers stuffed with pork shoulder and salsa. The restaurant is open daily from 12 p.m. to 10 p.m., with delivery and takeout available on all major platforms. There’s limited outdoor seating as well.

Several plates of food placed on a marble table in a backyard
A spread of dishes at Sami & Susu
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3. Magdalene

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524 Lorimer St
Brooklyn, NY 11211
(347) 508-8280
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Restaurant owner Magda Sayeg describes her Williamsburg establishment as a “Lebanese oyster bar.” Oysters and daily specials aside, the restaurant serves up Mediterranean fare like a falafel fried chicken sandwich, tabouli, and a trio of labneh balls. Along with outdoor dining, Magdalene is open daily from 12 p.m. to 11 p.m., and available on Caviar for delivery.

4. Aura Cocina

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315 Meserole St
Brooklyn, NY 11206

The massive outdoor dining space is one of the major draws here, but the East Williamsburg restaurant’s Cuban-Asian fare — including the triple pork cuban fried rice, the chicken milanese bao buns, and the slow braised short rib with yucca puree and braised bell peppers — is also available for takeout and delivery. The restaurant is open Tuesday through Saturday from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. and Sundays from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.

5. Kings Kolache

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321 Starr St Unit F
Brooklyn, NY 11237
(845) 614-3226
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Kings Kolache expanded earlier this year from a delivery and catering-only operation to its own shop in East Williamsburg, bringing its popular mashup of Czech-Tex kolaches — plus breakfast tacos — to a larger audience. The menu features a selection of sweet and savory kolaches including a smoked sausage, cheese, and candied jalapeno concoction and a sweet cream cheese kolache with a blueberry-lemon compote mixed in. The restaurant is open for takeout and delivery via Grubhub from Tuesday to Thursday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

6. High Low Beverage Company

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295 Wyckoff Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11237
(347) 240-6644
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Two Stumptown coffee veterans have teamed up at this new all-day cafe in Bushwick, where Vietnamese-style pastries and coffee are complimented by natural wine and craft beer. Matthew Tilden of Bed-Stuy cult-favorite Scratchbread is heading the cafe’s bakery program, which include miso scallion scones, a pandan and lime baked donut with sour cherry lime leaf jam, and a banana muffin baked in banana leaves. Larger savory dishes are also in the works, but for now don’t miss the sua da, a Vietnamese-style iced coffee made using Sey Coffee cold brew concentrate and coconut-sweetened condensed milk. High Low is open for takeout and outdoor seating Wednesdays and Thursdays from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Four taps of beer jut out from a white exposed brick wall. Above and to their left, green houseplants hang. High Low Beverage Company [Official]

7. Love, Nelly

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53 Rockaway Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11233
(347) 240-6951
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The team behind boozy Crown Heights dessert bar Butter & Scotch opened a new Colombian-inspired bakery on the border of Bed-Stuy and Bushwick earlier this month. The second project from the all-women team pays homage to co-owner Stephanie Gallardo’s Colombian heritage, with a new menu that includes tres leches cake, doubles, jalapeno kolache, and lots of empanadas.

8. Brooklyn Noosh

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988 Atlantic Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11238
(347) 406-8306
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Brooklyn Noosh opened earlier this month on Atlantic Avenue — a stretch of highway more commonly known for its car garages, gas stations, and looming storage units — but that’s easy to forget from the restaurant’s backyard, where chef Jesus Cruz is serving step-above bar food like Flamin’ Hot Cheetos hot wings, cheddar burgers, and lamb kebabs. Complimentary housemade bread and basil butter come with every meal. Brooklyn Noosh is open for takeout and outdoor dining on Tuesday through Saturday from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m., and on Sunday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

9. Maison Yaki

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626 Vanderbilt Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11238
(718) 552-2609
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Chef Greg Baxtrom has converted his French-Japanese spot Maison Yaki into an ongoing popup spot highlighting Black food entrepreneurs in the city. Each person takes over the space for two weeks, serving varied menus for takeout. The popup will likely run through the end of the year, and has already featured Lani Halliday of gluten-free bakery Brutus’ Bakeshop and Jared Howard of Honey Bunny’s Chicken. Keep an eye on Maison Yaki’s Instagram account for the most up-to-date information on the popup.

A white restaurant with a striped awning
Maison Yaki
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10. Rangoon

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500 Prospect Pl
Brooklyn, NY 11238
(917) 442-0100
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Crown Heights Burmese restaurant Rangoon was in the process of opening, but the coronavirus pandemic put a halt to those plans. Still, after a brief pause in March, the restaurant returned for takeout and delivery and has recently added some outdoor seating as well. Popular items here include the tea leaf salad, the lemongrass fish noodle soup, and the Rangoon chicken curry. The restaurant is open Thursday through Sunday from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. for takeout, delivery, and outdoor dining

11. Haenyeo

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239 5th Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11215
(718) 213-2290
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Korean home cooking is in the spotlight at Park Slope’s Haenyeo, chef-owner Jenny Kwak’s restaurant which opened in late 2018, and is currently offering delivery, takeout, and some outdoor dining. Pick from options like the kalbi jjim dinner package which serves two, or go for something smaller like the chilled, shiitake mushroom-stuffed dumplings or the spicy rice cake fundido. The restaurant is open Wednesday through Sunday from 5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Bouillabaisse and a spread of other dishes at Haenyeo Alex Staniloff/Eater

12. Ras Plant Based

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739 Franklin Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11238
(718) 622-6220
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Franklin Avenue’s crowded restaurant scene received an exciting new addition earlier this year with Ras, where plants don’t just line all of the restaurant’s walls but also make up most of the menu. Vegan versions of popular Ethiopian dishes, like tibs and kitfo, are made here using marinated mushrooms, tofu, seitan, and crumbled peas to dazzling effect. The Crown Heights newcomer comes from the team behind the popular Awash Ethiopian Restaurant in Cobble Hill, which also has locations in the East Village and Manhattan Valley. Ras Plant Based is open for takeout, delivery, and outdoor dining from Monday through Saturday, 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. Closed Sundays. 

13. Winner Cafe and Bakery

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367 7th Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11215

This Park Slope newcomer has been drawing lines down the block for its bread program, featuring crisp and crusty baguettes, spicy squares of jalapeño-cheddar focaccia, and sourdough studded with black pepper, cheddar, and polenta. The bakery also sells pastries in the morning — get there early before they sell out — and sandwiches including pork rolls and a vegetable banh mi until 6 p.m. daily. For dinner, the bakery sells a meal of chicken, vegetables, and potatoes plus a rotating weekly dinner menu created by a roster of high-profile guest chefs. The dinners are available for pre-order only at info@winner.nyc. The shop is open for takeout from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily.

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Baguettes from Winner
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14. Bangkok B.A.R.

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220 36th St
Brooklyn, NY 11232
(917) 789-4447
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This Thai restaurant located within Industry City in Sunset Park has an affordable menu of curries, fried rice dishes, and stir-frys that hold up well under transport. The spot has also been offering an eight-course outdoor dining menu on Thursday and Friday nights throughout July for $69 that features dishes like yum pla dok foo, crispy fish wafers paired with mango salad, and pla muk yang, grilled squid with a seafood sauce. The restaurant is open from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. daily for takeout and delivery on a variety of platforms, and Industry City has set up plenty of tables for socially-distant outdoor dining around its food courts.

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1. Kokomo

65 Kent Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11249
Flatbread pizzas, pretzel buns, mushrooms, and more menu items spread out on a table
A spread of dishes from Kokomo
Katrine Moite/Kokomo [Official]

Kokomo, a new restaurant located steps from the waterfront in Williamsburg, is an ode to the owners’ Caribbean upbringing. The menu mixes up pan-Caribbean staples like braised oxtail and the Jamaican fruit ackee and tosses the ingredients on top of flatbreads for a laid-back, casual meal meant to evoke relaxed island vibes. The restaurant also has a number of vegan offerings on the menu, including lentil meatballs in a coconut curry sauce and jackfruit tacos. Kokomo is open for outdoor dining, takeout, and delivery via DoorDash and Uber Eats from Tuesday through Friday from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 12 p.m. to 10 p.m.

65 Kent Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11249

2. Sami & Susu

279 Grand St, Brooklyn, NY 11211
Several plates of food placed on a marble table in a backyard
A spread of dishes at Sami & Susu
Briana Balducci/Sami and Susu

Sami and Susu, a new Williamsburg spot from two chefs with experience at top NYC spots Olmsted and Via Carota, focuses on Jewish-Sephardic cooking with a seasonal menu of spreads, dips, salads, and wine. Co-founders Amir Nathan and Jordan Anderson have crafted dishes like cauliflower with a pastrami rub, pulled-chicken matzoh ball soup, and peppers stuffed with pork shoulder and salsa. The restaurant is open daily from 12 p.m. to 10 p.m., with delivery and takeout available on all major platforms. There’s limited outdoor seating as well.

279 Grand St
Brooklyn, NY 11211

3. Magdalene

524 Lorimer St, Brooklyn, NY 11211

Restaurant owner Magda Sayeg describes her Williamsburg establishment as a “Lebanese oyster bar.” Oysters and daily specials aside, the restaurant serves up Mediterranean fare like a falafel fried chicken sandwich, tabouli, and a trio of labneh balls. Along with outdoor dining, Magdalene is open daily from 12 p.m. to 11 p.m., and available on Caviar for delivery.

524 Lorimer St
Brooklyn, NY 11211

4. Aura Cocina

315 Meserole St, Brooklyn, NY 11206

The massive outdoor dining space is one of the major draws here, but the East Williamsburg restaurant’s Cuban-Asian fare — including the triple pork cuban fried rice, the chicken milanese bao buns, and the slow braised short rib with yucca puree and braised bell peppers — is also available for takeout and delivery. The restaurant is open Tuesday through Saturday from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. and Sundays from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.

315 Meserole St
Brooklyn, NY 11206

5. Kings Kolache

321 Starr St Unit F, Brooklyn, NY 11237

Kings Kolache expanded earlier this year from a delivery and catering-only operation to its own shop in East Williamsburg, bringing its popular mashup of Czech-Tex kolaches — plus breakfast tacos — to a larger audience. The menu features a selection of sweet and savory kolaches including a smoked sausage, cheese, and candied jalapeno concoction and a sweet cream cheese kolache with a blueberry-lemon compote mixed in. The restaurant is open for takeout and delivery via Grubhub from Tuesday to Thursday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

321 Starr St Unit F
Brooklyn, NY 11237

6. High Low Beverage Company

295 Wyckoff Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11237
Four taps of beer jut out from a white exposed brick wall. Above and to their left, green houseplants hang. High Low Beverage Company [Official]

Two Stumptown coffee veterans have teamed up at this new all-day cafe in Bushwick, where Vietnamese-style pastries and coffee are complimented by natural wine and craft beer. Matthew Tilden of Bed-Stuy cult-favorite Scratchbread is heading the cafe’s bakery program, which include miso scallion scones, a pandan and lime baked donut with sour cherry lime leaf jam, and a banana muffin baked in banana leaves. Larger savory dishes are also in the works, but for now don’t miss the sua da, a Vietnamese-style iced coffee made using Sey Coffee cold brew concentrate and coconut-sweetened condensed milk. High Low is open for takeout and outdoor seating Wednesdays and Thursdays from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

295 Wyckoff Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11237

7. Love, Nelly

53 Rockaway Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11233

The team behind boozy Crown Heights dessert bar Butter & Scotch opened a new Colombian-inspired bakery on the border of Bed-Stuy and Bushwick earlier this month. The second project from the all-women team pays homage to co-owner Stephanie Gallardo’s Colombian heritage, with a new menu that includes tres leches cake, doubles, jalapeno kolache, and lots of empanadas.

53 Rockaway Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11233

8. Brooklyn Noosh

988 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238

Brooklyn Noosh opened earlier this month on Atlantic Avenue — a stretch of highway more commonly known for its car garages, gas stations, and looming storage units — but that’s easy to forget from the restaurant’s backyard, where chef Jesus Cruz is serving step-above bar food like Flamin’ Hot Cheetos hot wings, cheddar burgers, and lamb kebabs. Complimentary housemade bread and basil butter come with every meal. Brooklyn Noosh is open for takeout and outdoor dining on Tuesday through Saturday from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m., and on Sunday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

988 Atlantic Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11238

9. Maison Yaki

626 Vanderbilt Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238
Read Review |
A white restaurant with a striped awning
Maison Yaki
Gary He/Eater

Chef Greg Baxtrom has converted his French-Japanese spot Maison Yaki into an ongoing popup spot highlighting Black food entrepreneurs in the city. Each person takes over the space for two weeks, serving varied menus for takeout. The popup will likely run through the end of the year, and has already featured Lani Halliday of gluten-free bakery Brutus’ Bakeshop and Jared Howard of Honey Bunny’s Chicken. Keep an eye on Maison Yaki’s Instagram account for the most up-to-date information on the popup.

626 Vanderbilt Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11238

10. Rangoon

500 Prospect Pl, Brooklyn, NY 11238

Crown Heights Burmese restaurant Rangoon was in the process of opening, but the coronavirus pandemic put a halt to those plans. Still, after a brief pause in March, the restaurant returned for takeout and delivery and has recently added some outdoor seating as well. Popular items here include the tea leaf salad, the lemongrass fish noodle soup, and the Rangoon chicken curry. The restaurant is open Thursday through Sunday from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. for takeout, delivery, and outdoor dining

500 Prospect Pl
Brooklyn, NY 11238

11. Haenyeo

239 5th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11215
Read Review |
Bouillabaisse and a spread of other dishes at Haenyeo Alex Staniloff/Eater

Korean home cooking is in the spotlight at Park Slope’s Haenyeo, chef-owner Jenny Kwak’s restaurant which opened in late 2018, and is currently offering delivery, takeout, and some outdoor dining. Pick from options like the kalbi jjim dinner package which serves two, or go for something smaller like the chilled, shiitake mushroom-stuffed dumplings or the spicy rice cake fundido. The restaurant is open Wednesday through Sunday from 5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

239 5th Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11215

12. Ras Plant Based

739 Franklin Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238

Franklin Avenue’s crowded restaurant scene received an exciting new addition earlier this year with Ras, where plants don’t just line all of the restaurant’s walls but also make up most of the menu. Vegan versions of popular Ethiopian dishes, like tibs and kitfo, are made here using marinated mushrooms, tofu, seitan, and crumbled peas to dazzling effect. The Crown Heights newcomer comes from the team behind the popular Awash Ethiopian Restaurant in Cobble Hill, which also has locations in the East Village and Manhattan Valley. Ras Plant Based is open for takeout, delivery, and outdoor dining from Monday through Saturday, 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. Closed Sundays. 

739 Franklin Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11238

13. Winner Cafe and Bakery

367 7th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11215
Rows of baguettes
Baguettes from Winner
Winner Bakery [Official]

This Park Slope newcomer has been drawing lines down the block for its bread program, featuring crisp and crusty baguettes, spicy squares of jalapeño-cheddar focaccia, and sourdough studded with black pepper, cheddar, and polenta. The bakery also sells pastries in the morning — get there early before they sell out — and sandwiches including pork rolls and a vegetable banh mi until 6 p.m. daily. For dinner, the bakery sells a meal of chicken, vegetables, and potatoes plus a rotating weekly dinner menu created by a roster of high-profile guest chefs. The dinners are available for pre-order only at info@winner.nyc. The shop is open for takeout from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily.

367 7th Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11215

14. Bangkok B.A.R.

220 36th St, Brooklyn, NY 11232

This Thai restaurant located within Industry City in Sunset Park has an affordable menu of curries, fried rice dishes, and stir-frys that hold up well under transport. The spot has also been offering an eight-course outdoor dining menu on Thursday and Friday nights throughout July for $69 that features dishes like yum pla dok foo, crispy fish wafers paired with mango salad, and pla muk yang, grilled squid with a seafood sauce. The restaurant is open from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. daily for takeout and delivery on a variety of platforms, and Industry City has set up plenty of tables for socially-distant outdoor dining around its food courts.

220 36th St
Brooklyn, NY 11232

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