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Jul 13, 2010 12:04 PM

Brooklyn Food Tour...Red Hook and Park Slope

I live in the Bronx and chow in Manhattan but for the past couple of years i've noticed that the Brooklyn food scene is the place to explore...planning a Sunday eating extravaganza...nothing fancy, just places where I can walk pr take the bus and grab a good quick bite to eat to sample what the borough has to offer. Would prefer to focus on Park Slope and Red Hook areas and salty and sweet treats.

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  1. Red Hook can be difficult by bus, but your efforts will be rewarded.

    Red Hook Lobster Pound: lobster rolls. In my most recent visit I liked the Maine-style over the Connecticut-style, but both are excellent. If you're with someone else (and don't mind dropping the $15/roll) get one of each and split.

    Baked: baked things. Sweet and salty cupcake is outstanding. I've had other things here, and they were good but unmemorable.

    Red Hook Ball Fields: Latin-American street food.

    359 Van Brunt St, Brooklyn, NY 11231

    Red Hook Lobster Pound
    284 Van Brunt St, Brooklyn, NY 11231

    2 Replies
    1. re: jaingmaster

      For a food crawl in RedHook, dont want to miss Steve's Key Lime pie - the mini version. Their key lime lemonade is great, tart and cheap. Can also take a look into Fairway around the corner and do some tasting at their olive oil bar - no double dipping! (tip, break your bread into smaller pieces!) I think Da Fonte's is closed on Sunday, which is a shame, but you could wind up by wandering up to Lucali's for a Sunday evening pie (call ahead a little to reserve a place)

      575 Henry St, Brooklyn, NY 11231

      1. re: jen kalb

        Hi jen kalb,

        At Steve's the "swingle" (bittersweet chocolate-dipped frozen mini key lime pie on a stick) is a not-to-be-missed walking treat!


        Glendale is hungry...

    2. Consider checking out the Brooklyn Flea - lots of great food vendors there. Also, this Sunday is the Bastille Day festival on Smith Street. Lots of great food and drink that day!

      Brooklyn Flea
      176 Lafayette Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238