Walking/Eating Williamsburg - Saturday in Feb - need ideas!
I'm visiting from Toronto next weekend and having visited NYC many times I'm hoping to get some quality time in Brooklyn this visit as I understand it's where good food happens.
I'm looking for lunch/small plate/coffee/bakery/bar type places that are within walking distances from themselves, in whatever is the neatest part of Brooklyn to explore on a Saturday. (Williamsburg?) Last winter I spent 5 hours walking and eating and exploring and drinking coffee in Chicago's Wicker Park area - so, something like that.
Throw your ideas my way! I'm open to all kinds of food but partial to veggies and fish.
For bakeries, you could grab a paczki from the Polish bakery on N.8th. Paczki are traditional creme filled pastry donuts. They have several types. Napoli, the Italian bakery on Metropolitan, has good lard bread as well as these amazing cheese, green olive, salami stuffed rolls. They are incredible on a Saturday morning hot out of the oven. For seafood, the only two specialty places I can think of are Walter Foods, which is standard American grilled fish, mussels, raw bar, other non-seafood mid-century stuff and 1or8, a sushi place. Diner, Rye, other places will have a seafood entree or two on the menu. I like the smoked sturgeon appetizer at Rye.
616 Metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211
85 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY 11211
149 N 8th St, Brooklyn, NY 11211
253 Grand St, Brooklyn, NY 11211
247 S 1st St, Brooklyn, NY 11211
1 or 8
66 S 2nd St, Brooklyn, NY 11211
Williamsburg is good for this. I would hit Marlow and Sons, Maison Premiere for oysters, Samurai Mama for pork Betty and mackerel, Best Pizza for a slice and Saltie for sweets.
Marlow & Sons
81 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY 11211
378 Metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211
33 Havemeyer St, Brooklyn, NY 11211
205 Grand St, Brooklyn, NY 11211
298 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211
Also, I'm not a coffee drinker myself but there are several temples of caffeine that 'burgers worship at; namely Oslo, Blue Bottle, Gimme, Toby's and Van Leeuwen for Intelligentsia.
133 Roebling St, Brooklyn, NY 11211
495 Lorimer St, Brooklyn, NY 11211
Blue Bottle Coffee
160 Berry St, Brooklyn, NY 11211
Van Leeuwen Artisan Ice Cream
632 Manhattan Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11222
Toby's Estate Coffee
125 N 6th St, Brooklyn, NY 11211