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Aug 2, 2010 10:09 AM

Take out near Prospect Park, Brooklyn

We are staying in Manhattan but going to the Sharon Jones concert in Prospect Park Saturday night. Should we bring dinner with us form Manhattan or is there something we should take out between the subway and the Park?

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  1. What train are you taking? If you're walking down Prospect Park West from the Grand Army Plaza station, there are no buisinesses of any kind. If you're coming via the F, there are good options.

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    1. re: Amy Mintzer

      Near Grand Army Plaza there is the place with west indian patties on the Prospect Hts side of flatbush. If the OP takes the Q, they can walk down 7th Ave and stop any number of places before reaching 9th St, including Blue Apron and D'Vine Taste as well as several wine stores. Take the 2 or 3 to Bergen instead of GAP and you can add in such places as Franny's Brooklyn Larder, Bierkraft, Union Market etc. There are plenty of options for delicious food on the way to the concert.

      D'Vine Taste
      150 7th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11215

      191 5th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217

      Union Market
      754 Union St, Brooklyn, NY 11215

      Bklyn Larder
      228 Flatbush Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217

      1. re: jen kalb

        ...sighs, gets wistful expression on face...

        1. re: jen kalb

          The OP should know that the Bergen Street stop is quite a hike from the bandshell. It's about 20 blocks, 4 of them long uphill blocks. There are a lot of options on 5th Ave
          walking from the Bergen stop but I don't think it's worth it, especially in this heat.

          You can buy food in the park, at the concert. The choices are limited and it won't knock your socks off but it's decent - things like BBQ chicken and ribs, wraps, curried veggies, all from Two Boots. And there's a guy selling interesting ice cream with flavors like maple bacon and chocolate stout. Expensive but pretty good.

          Two Boots
          514 2nd St, Brooklyn, NY 11215

          1. re: angelhair

            Its a fairly short walk up Flatbush from the Bergen station after that its a pretty nice walk around or through the Park to the Bandshell- and Brooklyn Larder (pricy however), filling most high-end picnic needs, is right there. next to the Station exit. We live very close tothis in Prospect Heights - its a nice walk to the bankshell in good weather, and the walk up Flatbush is not all that uphill IMO.

            Bklyn Larder
            228 Flatbush Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217

      2. plenty of options near the 15th st/prospect park 'F' train stop (5 min walk to bandshell):
        Pie Shop on 16th/Prospect Park West-tasty little New Zealand pastry stuffed with all kinds of savory stuff.
        Double Windsor (across streeet from Pie Shop)-a great bar with excellent sandwiches you can get to go (burger, pulled pork, steak).
        Grab on 7th ave/15th St for cheese, bread, cured meats etc.
        Russo's on 7th ave/10th st-Italian market with a big selection of to go pastas, roasted veggies (get the artichokes), meatballs, cheese, etc..
        Henry's on 7th ave/15th st for Bahn Mi

        The Double Windsor
        210 Prospect Park West, Brooklyn, NY 11215