Just a hop and a skip from Prospect Park is one of the most vibrant, energized, and delicious parts of the city. And don’t get us started on the houses of Ditmas Park. OK, too late, we’ve already started!
DO: Stroll Around, Gawking at the Huge Houses
You might feel like you’re not in Brooklyn anymore, Dorothy, but don’t let the huge Victorian houses fool you: This historic area named for a turn-of-the-century, land-owning family is one of the most must-see parts of town. Try to find the house featured in Sophie’s Choice!
EAT: At Original Farm-to-Tabler, the Farm on Adderly
This spot has been cranking out supertasty farm-to-table and seasonal grub since long before the trend became a pop-culture meme. Perfectly prepared comfort food always awaits you here. 1108 Cortelyou Road
DRINK: Bourbon at Sycamore Bar + Flower Shop
Make your way past the chrysanthemums and orchids in the front (grab a bouquet if you want!) and you’ll land in one of the friendliest neighborhood bars in the city. Bartenders here are equally comfortable pulling a local craft beer as they are shaking the latest must-sip cocktail. 1118 Cortelyou Road
SNACK: On Top Tortas at Mex Deli Grocery
On the outside it looks like your typical bodega, but inside this packed, pungent store you’ll find some of the most succulent al pastor tacos and tortas you’ve ever tasted. The perfect midnight snack on your way to your train, Lyft, or apartment. 1625 Cortelyou Road