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Best Brooklyn area for eating and shopping?

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I will be staying for an extended period in Brooklyn and would like to know where are the best places to eat and buy groceries. Good food and markets like a Whole Foods, Balduccis etc. Tanks Doilinks.

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  1. We just had this debate not so long ago:

    http://www.chowhound.com/topics/426435

    FWIW, given your preference for markets like Whole Foods and Balducci's, I think your choices come down to Cobble Hill/Carroll Gardens and Park Slope. There are upscale food markets in DUMBO now, but not worth it.

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    1. re: brooklynr

      thanks alot, very helpful. What is Dumbo?

      1. re: rednyellow

        DUMBO is an acronym that means Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass, which should give you a pretty good idea of where it is. If you haven't been there, it's definitely worth a visit, if only to check out the unique architecture and some of the shops.