Just moved to East Williamsburg/Bushwick - where should I eat?
I just moved to an apt between the Montrose and Morgan stops on the L and am looking for recomendations. All the Chowhound threads on this area are really old. Where should i go for take-out, dine-in, etc? Cheap and affordable is key.
No one else has any suggestions? Don' force me to eat at Taco Loco or whatever that grody burrito place is near the subway. Where's the good food?
Sorry, but there ain't none. The L train will get you to decent food a couple stops away but that area is pretty awful food-wise.
Indeed, there aren't many places right in your area. You're better off going a couple stops away:
Life Cafe 983
983 Flushing avenue between Bogart and Evergreen... off the Morgan Avenue Stop. - It's a bar / restaurant with decent pub fare. I enjoy the burgers.
18 Wyckoff Avenue, on the Corner of Troutman St. It's off of the Jefferson St. stop on the L.
This is a good place. It's been open about a year and they have decent food. It's not the typical neighborhood place and it's not as cheap... $9 to $14 for entrees. It's a restaurant first but I hang out at the bar there with my room mates on cold nights. Worth a trip to check it out. The owner also opened a coffee shop just down the block (opened this past week) with sandwiches for less $. Both places are like something you'd find in williamsburg or manhattan.
Guide_boy's post about the mexican place in the diner car on the corner of Dekalb and Wyckoff Ave (at the Dekalb stop on the L) is decent (It's called Tacos La Hacienda) but if you want better tacos go right to the source of the tortillas... They make them on the premises to sell to stores but inside they have a counter to order tacos, tortas, etc. All are very fresh and the meet isn't as gristly. Plus the guy is super friendly... It's on Starr street between Wyckoff Avenue and Cypress avenue. If you get out of the L train at the front (coming from manhattan) you're on the corner of Starr and you can see it from the corner. I love this place. I go there for lunch a couple times a month. But I can't remember the name :)
Good taco recc and I definitely like it, but I've never liked how it compares to the carts that I'm loyal to in Red Hook (now closed for the year :( ), Jackson Heights, etc. Don't get me wrong, I love the atmosphere and the tortillas are great, but I've felt like the fillings are missing something.
One of my favorite soul food joints in the city, Down South Cafe, is in the Bushwick area, corner of Halsey and Lewis. They serve up one of the tastiest sage sausages you're likely to get north of the Carolinas, and huge breakfasts of eggs, whiting and grits, at incredibly cheap prices. Check it out while it's still around.