Hello friends. I am going back to NYC for a 36 hour trip. I will be staying around Barclay’s Center and have a concert, so prime time 2 hour dinners are out. I have never actually been to Brooklyn before, so I think I’m going to make this a Booklyn-centric trip.
Below are my bookmarks - anything else I should add? I need places I can bang^6 at, so no 2000 calorie recommendations please.
I haven’t lived in NYC in almost 20 years. Kossars bagels were better than anything I’ve had in LA but not one of my favorite places in NYC. I’m not sure I would order these online. If I were to order bagels online I’d probably go the route of Russ & Daughters for their smoked fish even if their bagels aren’t the best either.
I was there for a performing arts heavy trip and spent all my money in box offices, not re-sellers. As a happy result I ate on the fly and low cost places. Here are the ones that I really liked
Bedoin Tent in Brooklyn - walking distance to BAM
Enjoyed everything I had and in particular am calling out the zataar bread and the soup (I tried something that started with an “h”. Fully spiced, and exquisite)
Michaeli’s Bakery in NYC on my way to Tenement Museum
attention @hanhgry and others who like to sprinkle vegan into their day. They had vegan options alongside of dairy, and their vegan chocolate babka was spectacular. On the dairy side, I loved the banana pecan Sufganiyah. https://www.michaelibakery.com/menus-2
I also ate like a tourist and picked up a chocolate chip cookie from Jacques Torres.
What is bang^6? I see that “bang bang” means having one full meal after another (which I wouldn’t recommend), but what do you like at Joey Bats Cafe? They annoyed me by violating mask-wearing and social distancing rules, including when no customers were supposed to be inside, but they’re a neighborhood place for me.
About bagels: when I used to live on the Upper West Side, I swore by Absolute, 108th and Broadway, especially their mini-bagels, which are like Montreal-style bagels. But as a review of bagel shops in - was it New York Magazine, the NYT? I don’t remember - said, you have to get them when they’re just done and still warm, for best results.