Where to Eat: Now Working in Gowanus 3rd Avenue and 8th Street
We just moved to this part of Gowanus at 3rd Avenue and 8th Street, and we're looking for ideas for lunch. We'd like to be able to order in and of course if there is somewhere decent to go to get lunch that's fine too.
We know about Bar Tano, and we're going to check out Nine-D today (and they will deliver to us). Prime Meats will be too fancy for everyday as would Buttermilk Channel.
The only other references I got were for Caputo's and this deli at 9th Street and 4th Avenue that suprisingly we've never heard of.
Any ideas/suggestions would be great.
Slightly further afield, Defonte's lies on the other side of the BQE for gorgeous old-school italian heros.
If you are ever willing to hoof it up a whole subway stop, Zuzu Ramen would be a nice occasional treat.
Defonte's Sandwich Shop
379 Columbia St, Brooklyn, NY 11231
173 4th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217
People seem to love that italian deli Catene's? is that one you are referring to? And is that Mexican place at like 11th and 3rd that everyone likes for their soups and stews still there? Yeah, I know, that is not really helpful. I'm turning into my mother.
Nothing I can think of to knock your socks off, but on Fifth Avenue, Tacos Nuevo Mexico (around 11th) is decent for Mexican, Fatoosh (9th) is ok for Middle Eastern sandwiches & salads. Some like Kinara (Indian) but I didn't think it was any better than most 6th Street places or Baluchi's. For Rice & Beans Latin food, Yomari's, on 4th near President is pretty good, if that's not too far. I've never tried the little falafel place on 9th between 4th & 5th (closer to fifth).