5 Reasons Foodies Should Visit Brooklyn

Explore Brooklyn's Culinary Scene

Brooklyn has a noted food scene, from artisanal eateries to ethnic eats; this stretch of NYC is a definite foodie wonderland. A visit to Brooklyn’s restaurant scene is a highlight of any trip to NYC. But it’s not all about the organic kale salad and craft cocktails, here are five fantastic reasons foodies should take a pilgrimage across the bridge. Learn about food at a new museum in Williamsburg or dine on duck confit nachos while watching a Tarantino film at an indie movie theater/restaurant in Bushwick, these five spots will entice and satiate even the pickiest foodie while offering a lot more than an entree from a dinner menu.

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    Visit the Museum of Food and Drink

    Museum of Food and Drink
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    The Museum of Food and Drink focuses on "the history, science, production, and commerce of food and drink." The Museum opened last fall and the current exhibition, Flavor: Making It and Faking It is currently on show until February 28, 2016. Located in a warehouse space in Williamsburg, this interactive museum will appeal to any food lover.  Ask about the scavenger hunt.The museum is closed Monday and Tuesdays.

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    Dine on Artisanal Eats While Taking in a Flick at Syndicated

    Want to dine on duck confit nachos while watching a retro flick? Syndicated opened in January 2016 and appeals to the film-loving foodie. The diverse cocktail and food menu beats any option at movie theater concession stand. This model of eating savory cuisine while screening films was first established in Brooklyn with Nitehawk, a beloved Williamsburg theater. Visit either theater on your foodie trip to Brooklyn. If you want to see other unique movie theaters in Brooklyn, check out our list of Brooklyn's best movie theaters

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    Visit a Cookbook-themed Bookstore and Cafe

    Cookbook lovers must hop on the train to Greenpoint and peruse the shelves of this cookbook themed bookstore and cafe. Archestratus opened last fall and has quickly become a neighborhood favorite. After picking up some cookbooks, stroll along Manhattan Avenue and grab some authentic Polish cuisine or a donut at Brooklyn's famed Peter Pan Donuts. 

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    A Brand New Food Hall in Downtown Brooklyn

    Opened in Fall 2016, this long-anticipated food market at City Point in Downtown Brooklyn, signed up noted NYC staples including Katz's Deli. The Food Hall is a highlight of this large new residential and retail complex in the heart of vibrant Downtown Brooklyn.

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    Smorgasburg

    This winter the Smorgasburg found a new winter home in Industry City in Sunset Park, which includes a full bar. Find and devour local eats at this perennial favorite food flea market. The growing and impressive market has multiple outdoor locations around NYC from spring until mid-fall.