Brooklyn: New York City’s Foodie Paradise

A special guest post by @TravelingAnna34.

Brooklyn – NYC’s Foodie Paradise is a Velvet Escape

New York City is a paradise to many travelers, and business visitors alike. With a myriad of attractions, theatres, museums and hotels in New York, visitors are spoilt for choice. But growing up in NYC can make you a little jaded; after all, with a new restaurant open every week, the best theatre in the US just up the block, and celebrities in your local GAP, it’s easy to feel like you’ve seen it all. But that’s why I send every single traveling friend to Brooklyn.

Growing up in Brooklyn in the ‘80’s was not the Brooklyn hipsters cross the country to see today. The ever-constant pace of this city has changed the borough for the better, and with it, some absolutely amazing choices for food lovers. Here are 3 of my favorites:

Marlow & Sons

81 Broadway
Brooklyn, NY

A deli at heart, this Williamsburg eatery is as known for it’s fresh cuts as it is for it’s rad clientele. No stuck-up suits here. Enjoy people watching over a crowd of Brooklyn’s finest artists through a short-but-sweet menu of plates like Chicken Liver Pate and Swordfish.

Two Boots Park Slope

514 2nd Street
Brooklyn, NY

Kids and Park Slope go hand in hand, which is why this Manhattan based Cajun/Italian pizzeria hybrid adapted quick. If you’ve got little ones, they can spy on chefs or take in the colorful scenery while waiting for Bowtie Pasta or Mac n’ Cheese with Trees. Mom, Dad, and non-family types can swig the finest Hurricane this side of New Orleans and munch authentic Jambalaya, Zydeco Meatloaf, and Blackened Catfish.

Jamie Lynn’s Kitchen

1504 86th Street
Brooklyn, NY

In the sea of Bensonhurst Italian restaurants, this cozy café has made its mark, but so far only with those in-the-know. Come in on a Sunday morning and start off a Brooklyn brunch with biscuits and jam while perusing a menu full of home cooked favorites like Bacon-wrapped Mushrooms & Figs, Handmade Gnocchi, and Grilled Salmon. The Tuscan-Provence-style interior will almost make you forget you’re in a borough.

About this week’s guest writer
Annemarie Dooling is a travel writer based in New York. “I grew up in New York City, finding my way around Union Square before most kids could order their own meals. My family came over on a boat from Italy, and although being raised by a single mother and non-English speaking grandparents was hard, I loved having backyard vegetable gardens, fresh wine, and playing bocce with my grandfather.” Visit Annemarie’s blog: Frill Seeker Diary or follow her on Twitter.

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4 Responses to “Brooklyn: New York City’s Foodie Paradise”

  1. simon 04/05/2010 10:48 pm

    Ohoo! I love this kind of posts! Every time I visit a place I try to find out some insight on the best places to have a good lunch, a memorable dinner and a great glass of wine. So… Thanks for sharing such precious information!

  2. Life for Beginners 04/05/2010 12:32 pm

    Can’t wait to visit NYC and eat eat eat! 😀

  3. Eli 03/05/2010 7:45 pm

    Excellent post, Annemarie. I had the pleasure of living in Brooklyn for about six months, but I had no idea Two Boots expanded out there! I knew they opened one up in Grand Central. Man, that’s one of my favorite pizza joints! My favorite slice: The Dude 😀


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