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Nov 14, 2010 05:08 PM

Brooklyn souvenir

I'm going to be in Brooklyn - Park Slope/Boerum Hill for a day next week and like to bring home an artisanal treat. I won't have refridgeration so it'll need to be preserved or fermented in some way. Animal products are good but I'm open. Any suggestions?

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  1. artisanal treat.? You mean food?

    Jewish bakeries for rye bread. Not sure what is near PS. Korn's Bakery may have a nearby location.

    Caribbean bakeries - various including bread pudding, hard-dough bread, pones, whatever looks good. You can walk down Flatbush, I like Errol's, but there are others.

    Jacques Torres Chocolate by the Brooklyn Bridge.

    Find out where they sell Steve's Key Lime pie.

    Various Italian pastries, cheeses ect.

    Jacques Torres
    66 Water St, Brooklyn, NY 11201

    Korn's Bakery
    5004 16th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11204

    1. Steve's Key Lime pie on the pier in Redhook
      Damascus Bakery on Atlantic Av for MIddle Eastern pastries, spinach or meat pies, cheese.
      Sahadi just down the street from the bakery
      Malko across the street from Sahadi
      Junior's Strawberry Cheese pie
      Lucali Pizza
      L&B Spumoni Garden pizza, oops not near you
      Court St bakery for Italian pastries

      187 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11201

      575 Henry St, Brooklyn, NY 11231

      L&B Spumoni Gardens
      2725 86th St, Brooklyn, NY 11223

      1. It is not very artinsinal but it is kinda cool - Junior's sells an Egg Cream Kit, which is a bottle of Foxe's U- Bet and two glasses with the measurment markings. I have sent quite a few of them over the years and people love the.

        3 Replies
        1. re: roux42

          Cool idea! The Egg Cream Kit is about as "Brooklyn" as you can get.

          1. re: Motosport

            The kit sounds like a great gift idea. Were is Junior's?

            1. re: conradical

              Junior's on the corner of Flatbush Av and DeKalb Av. Not far from Boerum Hill. You can walk if the weather is nice.

        2. Halvah from Sahadi's or other grocery on Atlantic Ave.

          187 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11201

          1. A number of specialty store in Park Slope (such as Union Market and Blue Apron) will have a number of jarred and packaged Brooklyn specialty items such as McClure's Pickles and Mustards. You'll also find them in the Brooklyn Flea which could be very interesting on its own.

            ETA: McClure's website did not list Blue Apron or Union Market as a retail outlet, but you should be able to find other Brooklyn items there anyway.

            ETA: noted that you will only be here for one day and the Brooklyn Flea is only open on the weekend.

            Brooklyn Flea
            176 Lafayette Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238

            Union Market
            754 Union St, Brooklyn, NY 11215

            4 Replies
            1. re: bobjbkln

              It you a cheese or some charcuterie, Blue Apron and Brooklyn Larder would be a couple of choices as woud M&S on Fifith Ave and several other places in Carroll Gardens (the last group for Italian sausages and other specialties. Bierkraft on 6th Ave or Prospect Wine Shop on 7th Ave for other "fermented" specialties.

              Blue Apron Foods
              814 Union St, Brooklyn, NY 11215

              1. re: jen kalb

                Thanks, thisis really helpful - looks like a sweep through Park Slope then up Atlantic Ave for Sahadi's etc

                187 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11201

                1. re: conradical

                  or up Smith St. for a stop at Stinky cheese which has all sorts of local Brooklyn items like McClure's (pickles), Mast Bros. (chocolate), etc.

                  1. re: seb

                    For googleability the name of the shop seb is referring to is Stinky Brooklyn or Stinky Bklyn - their website is now featuring all-brooklyn gift baskets for the holidays.

                    Stinky Brooklyn
                    215 Smith St, Brooklyn, NY 11201