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Jan 12, 2012 04:24 PM

Eating near Costco, Brooklyn

We will be making a trip to Costco in Brooklyn tomorrow, which may include a stop at Fairway as well.
Any ideas as to where we can catch a quick bite (other than at Fairway's Cafe, although that is a possibility).
Thanks for any suggestions, especially near Costco.

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  1. Do the 5th Ave Taco crawl.. See the Sunset Park threads....

    1. Or, you could go to Ba Xuyen or Yun Nan Flavour Snack, both delicious, both in Sunset Park.

      Ba Xuyen
      4222 8th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11232

      Yunnan Flavour Snack Shop
      775 49th St, Brooklyn, NY 11220

      1. Hi bxgirl,

        Save both time and money. Mooch the free samples AT Costco!!

        But seriously, if you go down to Fairway in Red Hook check out Hope & Anchor on Van Brunt Street. It's a decent casual place—kinda dinery but pretty good.

        Alternatively, you could go to Baked and get a pre-made sandwich followed by a whoopie pie and coffee.

        And by the water there's always Steve's Authentic Key Lime Pies for a swingle although their retail counter is really just that. This is more just a place where they make stuff—not sell it.

        And you could always go to IKEA and eat in their cafeteria. The food's nothing to rave about but it's quick, pretty cheap and you have a view of the Statue of Liberty if you sit by the windows.

        Hope this helps you out!


        Glendale is hungry...

        359 Van Brunt St, Brooklyn, NY 11231

        Fairway Market
        480 Van Brunt St, Brooklyn, NY 11231

        Hope & Anchor
        347 Van Brunt St, Brooklyn, NY 11231

        Steve's Authentic Key Lime Pies
        204 Van Dyke St, Brooklyn, NY 11231

        1 Beard St, Brooklyn, NY 11231

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        1. re: Glendale is hungry

          Steve's took a hit from Sandy and will be moving in April to a new, larger space one pier over. Maybe there'll be room to sit down with a slice of pie, though it sounds as if they'll use the extra room mostly to expand the wholesale business.

        2. If youre going to Fairway go to Defontes sandwich shop-a Brooklyn classic

          Defonte's Sandwich Shop
          379 Columbia St, Brooklyn, NY 11231

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          1. re: jeeg

            defonte's is awesome, but no place to sit inside, really, so factor that in. would choose defonte's, ba xuyen, yunnan flavor snack, or dim sum (pacificana or east harbor) or 5th ave mexican (try the choirzo and egg torta at la flor bakery on 41st and 5th) over fairway cafe or ikea. however, if you don't get down to the harbor much, those both have pretty good views. i personally prefer the ikea. somehow my food from the fairway cafe never tastes good, and the seating area doesn't have as good views.

            Ba Xuyen
            4222 8th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11232

            Yunnan Flavour Snack Shop
            775 49th St, Brooklyn, NY 11220

            813 55th St, Brooklyn, NY 11220

            La Flor Bakery
            4021 5th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11232

            East Harbor
            714 65th St, Brooklyn, NY 11220

            1. re: jeeg

              Is Fairway Red Hook even open yet? Aren't they still recovering and rebuilding from Hurricane Sandy?

              1. re: David11238

                They are not open. They are aiming for late February/early March.

            2. Just wanted to check in on this - could you provide us "Hounds" with some feedback on where you went and what you had?