Time to throw your bridge and tunnel comments away with your old flip phone: In 2017, eating in Brooklyn is no joke. Manhattan’s sibling across the river has fully and truly come into its own, and the further you travel into its neighborhoods the more interesting, diverse, and unique the bars and restaurants become. As Industry City grows into a micro-destination in Brooklyn, more people are visiting and moving to Borough Park, Ditmas Park, and Sunset Park to be near this hub of innovation and activity. Whether you’re exploring the area for the first time or making one of these neighborhoods home, you’d better bring your appetite. Here are some suggestions for where to eat:
The Farm on Adderley
This local eatery was serving fresh and seasonal fare long before Ditmas Park or farm-to-table dining was trendy. Visit for brunch, lunch, or dinner and expect healthy-ish, New American dishes like farro risotto with root vegetables, a burger made with pasture-raised beef, and pan-seared bass.
One of the most unique businesses in Ditmas Park, if not all of Brooklyn, is this cool cocktail spot, home to a pop-up food court featuring food-truck and kiosk vendors from all over the country, which provide some sustenance while you drink. Host to multiple weekly events, including a drinking and painting afternoon and a monthly LGBTQ party, Sycamore is just a
15-minute walk from the recently reopened King’s Theater. This is the place to become a regular.