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conradical Nov 14, 2010 05:08 PM

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?

  1. Mister Meatball Nov 17, 2010 05:25 AM

    And if you want some freshly roasted coffees there's Damico's on Court St. Been roasting beans in Brooklyn forever, and it's good. I've lived in Maine the past 15 years and I get a shipment from them every couple months.

    1. bobjbkln Nov 16, 2010 10:40 AM

      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 http://www.brooklynflea.com/about/ 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

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      1. re: bobjbkln
        jen kalb Nov 16, 2010 10:58 AM

        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
          conradical Nov 16, 2010 01:06 PM

          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
            seb Nov 16, 2010 11:26 PM

            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
              tex.s.toast Nov 17, 2010 07:50 AM

              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

      2. Steve R Nov 16, 2010 04:18 AM

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

        187 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11201

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          roux42 Nov 15, 2010 07:00 PM

          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.

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          1. re: roux42
            Motosport Nov 16, 2010 06:14 AM

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

            1. re: Motosport
              conradical Nov 16, 2010 01:05 PM

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

              1. re: conradical
                Motosport Nov 16, 2010 01:52 PM

                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. Motosport Nov 15, 2010 10:18 AM

            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

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              Geo8rge Nov 15, 2010 06:22 AM

              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

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