Stepping off the L train can be overwhelming—and not just because of the hustle and bustle. Where to eat first in a neighborhood overflowing with culinary treasures? No need to fret: Sample choice sweets and savories on this full foodie day.
Shop: Gouda Curds at Bedford Cheese Shop
This long-standing neighborhood shop offers an exceptional selection of cheeses, foods for sale from local purveyors, plus a café and wine bar. 265 Bedford Avenue
Eat: Don’t Settle for Vanilla at OddFellows Ice Cream Co.
Brooklyn’s innovative ice cream shop checks all the boxes: unique flavors, high quality, and a mission (a portion of sales goes directly to the Food Bank for NY). 175 Kent Avenue
Do: Baking 101 at Milk Bar
Learn how to make pop-in-your-mouth truffles, multilayer cakes, and more of Christina Tosi’s treats at Milk Bar‘s Williamsburg classroom. 55 Hope Street
Drink: Live It Up at Westlight
The glass-enclosed bar on the 22nd floor of the William Vale Hotel offers breathtaking views of the Brooklyn and Manhattan skylines, as well as a sublime menu created by chef Andrew Carmellini. 111 North 12th Street