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namreb Nov 6, 2010 02:26 PM

Lived in Park slope about 5 years ago. Things sure have changed....just here for a few days.....
are there any places I should try ?
seeking great bakery, grocery stores..., great sushi
btw
love the union market on 7th avenue

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  1. Miss Needle RE: namreb Nov 12, 2010 09:10 AM

    Yeah, Union Market has come in handy. Love that they carry goods from Baked, especially their coffee crisp bar. I haven't been here five years ago, so can't say what's new in Park Slope. I have a feeling the Almondine Bakery is on the newer side. Their chocolate almond croissants and almond croissants are very delicious. I'm not a fan of their regular croissants as I find it a bit on the dry side. I've had a bad experience with one of their baked goods as it was stale.

    I haven't had any sushi here (with the exception of Blue Ribbon on 5th Ave a couple of years ago). Have a feeling you'll find decent sushi, but not great sushi. Manhattan is probably stronger in that arena.

    If you don't want to trek to any of the C-towns, Hanco's also makes a decent banh mi. It's probably more to American tastes as they're pretty generous with the fillings. One thing I like is when I order it spicy, it's pretty spicy (more than what I get in Chinatown).

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    Almondine
    85 Water St, Brooklyn, NY 11201

    Union Market
    754 Union St, Brooklyn, NY 11215

    Hanco's
    350 7th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11215

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      Miss Needle RE: Miss Needle Jul 19, 2012 08:00 AM

      Just wanted to report that I've noticed a change with Almondine's plain croissants in the last couple of months. Much flakier and not as dry. Good news!

    2. Pedr0 RE: namreb Nov 12, 2010 09:38 AM

      Might want to stay away from Union Market on Sunday afternoon/evening. Crowds, strollers, etc. place gets to be a bit of a zoo...

      Restaurants-wise, I think Stone Park is quite good.

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      Stone Park Cafe
      324 5th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11215

      Union Market
      754 Union St, Brooklyn, NY 11215

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        gfood RE: namreb Nov 12, 2010 11:06 AM

        I'll try to actually answer the question:
        I like Kappa Sake house, on 5th; not a sushi bar, but great Japanese cooking and Sake, w/ some sushi.
        Beer Table, on 7th, for eclectic food and great beer
        Trois Pommes on seventh is a great bakery, imo; Almondine opened on 9th but I haven't been to the Park Slope cafe yet.

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        Trois Pommes
        260 5th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11215

        Beer Table
        427 7th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11215

        Almondine
        442 9th St, Brooklyn, NY 11215

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          The Cookbook Addict RE: gfood Jul 19, 2012 08:28 AM

          Unfortunately, Kappa sake house is closed...

          As far as new places to try, none of these are sushi or a bakery -- but I love Littleneck. Second the rec for Beer Table, as well. Culture has awesome frozen yogurt from house-made yogurt. Not sure if Brooklyn Larder was here 5 years ago but if you haven't been their sandwiches are great. Lots of people like Fort Reno, I haven't been. I think Zuzu Ramen is pretty tasty too.

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