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Dec 13, 2007 08:46 AM

Food/Drink items made in Brooklyn

Wanting to give an outside of NY foodie a basket of items made in Brooklyn or NYC for an xmas present. My initial thoughts were McClure's pickles, Junior's cheesecake, the pretzels from the farmer's market (I know they're outside of the city...but close enough), Brooklyn Brewery beer, Jacques Torres chocolates/hot chocolate mix, etc. Are there others? Are there stores/markets that tend to carry items made in the area? Thinking Bierkraft, Stinky, etc.

Any help much appreciated! All ideas welcome.

Happy Holidays.

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  1. Steve's Keylime Pies made in Red Hook.

    1. Manhattan Special coffee soda.

      1. Although you'd never know it from the astronomical price, I believe Black Hound Cookies are baked in Brooklyn

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        1. re: Tay

          Brooklyn and astronomical prices don't go together?

          1. re: guide boy

            Naaah... Not really.(Unless you're counting those tourist traps like the River Cafe and PL's) Certainly not expensive when it comes to bakery prices.
            You practically have to mortgage your home to purchase a pound of Black Hound cookies!.I mean as in $28 bucks a lb. And they aren't filled or iced or stuffed, or ...Anything
            Sheeesh! They don't even use waxed sheets of paper to keep the butter from seeping through their plain cardboard boxes.:-}
            Their stuff is very delicious, but considering their factory is located somewhere in Greenpoint (I think) it's insanely expensive . Take a look...


            1. re: Tay

              I guess I meant real estate, and places that serve six dollar pints of too warm, nothing special beer, or an arm and a leg for a mixed drink in a plastic cup. A part of this borough (the safe for yuppies part) is a whole lot like Manhattan in both price and attitude.

              1. re: guide boy

                There's a 'safe for yuppies, part?'...
                And here I thought we had hunted them all down... :-}

                I'm just waiting for the day when a bar/pub/restaurant serves me a drink in a plastic cup...lolol

        2. I don't know if this is a big secret, but I swear I saw a giant Junior's factory in...Maspeth. So much for the famous "Brooklyn" cheesecake! Seriously though, although not food, Junior's Egg Cream glasses are a cute gift to go along with "outer borough" foodstuffs.

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          1. re: Widmark

            Well, there are offshoot Junior's restos about -- I don't know how many, but I know there's one in the theater district right by the Schubert Theater. They can't make all that stuff at their Flatbush shop!

          2. try Six Point Beers/Ales from Red Hook . . .blows away Brooklyn Brewery products

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              1. re: brooklynr

                No but you can get a growler full from Bierkraft. Last weekend they had the GNT which is a BK exclusive Imperial Red type beer. YUM!!!

              2. re: vegas

                Can't recc Six Points enough. Great beers. Oatmeal stout! I sort of know all the owners through a friend so... yeah...