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LemonLauren Feb 11, 2012 11:29 AM

Hi there,
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.
Thanks!

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    Daniel76 Feb 15, 2012 06:35 AM

    You can get some good beer at the horribly named Breukelen Bier Merchants

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    Breukelen Bier Merchants
    182 Grand St, Brooklyn, NY 11211

    1. Silverjay Feb 14, 2012 05:45 AM

      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.

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      Napoli Bakery
      616 Metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211

      Diner
      85 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY 11211

      Northside Bakery
      149 N 8th St, Brooklyn, NY 11211

      Walter Foods
      253 Grand St, Brooklyn, NY 11211

      Rye
      247 S 1st St, Brooklyn, NY 11211

      1 or 8
      66 S 2nd St, Brooklyn, NY 11211

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        LemonLauren Feb 14, 2012 05:52 PM

        yum! thanks!

      2. chompchomp Feb 11, 2012 07:04 PM

        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.

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        Marlow & Sons
        81 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY 11211

        Saltie
        378 Metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211

        Best Pizza
        33 Havemeyer St, Brooklyn, NY 11211

        Samurai Mama
        205 Grand St, Brooklyn, NY 11211

        Maison Premiere
        298 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211

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          LemonLauren Feb 12, 2012 05:45 PM

          thanks!

          1. re: LemonLauren
            chompchomp Feb 14, 2012 05:25 AM

            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.

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            Oslo
            133 Roebling St, Brooklyn, NY 11211

            Gimme! Coffee
            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

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