Brooklyn

Lunetta

Lunetta is the very model of a Slow Food NYC Snail of Approval restaurant. The menu changes with the seasons, but a recent winter version included house-cured pancetta, soppressatta and finocchiona, local rapini, brussel sprouts, kale and cauliflower, and the now famous Lunetta meatballs made from sustainably-raised Berkshire pork and grass-fed beef.

James

James calls itself "a seasonal American restaurant with Old-World European influences," and it is something of an Old World dream come true in Brooklyn for Bryan Calvert (once personal chef to Susan Sontag and Annie Liebovitz) and his wife Deborah Williamson – he runs the kitchen, she the dining room, and they live in the apartment upstairs. Mr. Calvert being a Bouley alumnus, those influences lean toward the French – purées, reductions, confits, beurre blancs – but the produce leans toward the local, including fresh herbs from the couple's own garden.

iCi

"98% of our ingredients are local, and as much as possible, we source our produce from right here in Brooklyn," says Laurent Saillard. Ici, owned by Saillard and his wife Catherine, has taken local to a whole new level by buying their produce from the Red Hook Farm. The menu is seasonal—updated versions of the classics that often have an unusual and tasty spin. My favorites are the skate with garlicky collard greens and the pumpkin "pizza" with goat cheese and prosciutto. The wine list is small but exciting with wines from small growers who work their vines in a traditional manner.

Chrissy's Cooking Club

Chrissy's Cooking Club promotes from-scratch cooking using local ingredients from the New York region. Chrissy's Cooking club is based in Bushwick, Brooklyn and facilitates its members' exploration of everything about food, from how it's grown and produced, to some of the best dishes coming out from local chefs, plus tons of cooking in-between. Ingredients for Chrissy's Cooking Club courses are sourced from farmers at the Bushwick Farmers Market, the Bushwick CSA, NextDoorOrganics CSA and Boswyck Farms.

Colonie

Colonie is located on a tree-lined block of Atlantic Avenue, two blocks from the East River, perched on the edge of Brooklyn Heights. Colonie adds an affordable, approachable and delicious culinary option to Brooklyn Heights' beautiful streetscapes and incredible city views.

Roberta's

From the outside, Roberta’s, in Bushwick, looks more like a third world eatery than a NYC restaurant, but as soon as you walk through the door the unfinished cinder block wall gives way to the aroma and glow of the wood-fired Italian pizza oven, and the comfortable hum of what has clearly become a neighborhood haunt.

Prime Meats

Prime Meats is the latest from the two Franks of Snail of Approval winner Frankies Spuntino, and with its somewhat German, somewhat Old New York feel is a departure from their home-cooked Italian style. But it’s not a departure from their commitment to local, sustainable agriculture—produce all comes directly from area farmers or Greenmarkets, and proteins from the likes of Bev Eggleston, Niman Ranch and Pat LaFrieda.

One Girl Cookies

David Crofton and Dawn Casales are obsessive about cookies and design. Their store is a jewel box, each coin-sized cookie a Tiffany-like masterpiece. The dozen different varieties are categorized either classic or chocolate – my favorite is the Cecilia, a mocha cream filling sandwiched between chocolate wafers.

Ted and Honey

Ted & Honey is a sanctuary for food lovers, with a community-feel that the New York Times recently called "the spot where the entire neighborhood is starting its day." Our cheerful red exterior invites patrons to enjoy tasty edibles 7 days a week for breakfast, lunch and dinner. At dinner, the casual café transforms into a restaurant with a wine-bar feel, serving a vast array of local Brooklyn beers, like Six Point seasonal draft, and organic old-wine biodynamic wines Thursday – Sunday from 6pm – 10pm.

Rockin’ Raw Restaurant and Café

Eat only the best foods, foods with real flavor, foods that treat you and your home with care and nourishment, foods that will magnify who you are, REAL FOOD.
Raw/live foods put your body at ease, and a balanced body will not become dis-eased. 
A raw/live food lifestyle will reverse or stop the advance of many chronic diseases, including type II diabetes, heart disease and cancer.
Eating raw saves your Earth, and also saves you money on vitamins, doctor bills, drugs, and health insurance.You are what you eat! 

 

(718) 599-9333

178 North 8 Street

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