Food Adventures: Eat a Path 'Round Brooklyn's Artisanal Shops

The borough that Manhattanites once loved to ignore is now America's HQ for lovingly crafted foods—a vast larder of more treats than you could taste in a lifetime of food blogging. No food lover should miss spending a day checking out some of Brooklyn's best artisan shops. By: Alan Sytsma

Crafting an egg cream at Brooklyn Farmacy
Photo: Jacob Pritchard

Start in Park Slope at Bklyn Larder, a lovely gourmet grocer, for Brooklyn-made bitters and bacon peanut brittle. Next, walk to Bierkraft, an early stockpiler of hard-to-find craft beers that is still exceptional.

Pick up some baked goods at Bien Cuit and Runner & Stone. The former is a Cobble Hill favorite. The latter, in Gowanus, features head baker Peter Endriss, formerly of the Michelin-starred Per Se.

When lunch hits, head to  Court Street Grocers in Carroll Gardens, where the Mother-in-Law combines slow-cooked beef, kimchi, and broccoli in a sandwich so juicy it soaks through its bread. Finally, go a few blocks north to Brooklyn Farmacy. There are few things more Brooklyn than an egg cream—and the Farmacy's best version is made with small-scale ingredients like organic maple syrup and Hudson Valley milk.

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