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Can't Get Into Roberta's? Where to Eat Instead

New York Niki Achitoff-Gray 7 comments

So what happens when you've trekked across the city to Roberta's only to find an unbearable wait? Bushwick's rapidly expanding restaurant scene has you covered. More

Bushwick's Momo Sushi Shack Has a Killer Chocolate Mousse

New York Niko Triantafillou Post a comment

Around the corner from Roberta's in Bushwick is small windowless shrine to sushi and pork belly. Just be sure to save some room for dessert. More

Straight From Madagascar: Hot Chocolate From Fine and Raw

New York Niko Triantafillou 8 comments

On your next visit to Roberta's or Momo Sushi Shack, add a stop at Fine & Raw Chocolate for some of their rich, barely sweetened hot chocolate. More

Falansai's Modern Vietnamese is Good if Underpowered, Kind to Vegetarians

New York Lauren Rothman 6 comments

Falansai's modern Vietnamese food is diversifying the Bushwick dining scene. The spiffy setting and sophisticated cooking satisfy, even if the food is sometimes short on punch. More

Marc Vidal of Boqueria's Favorite Bushwick Restaurants

New York Bao Ong 1 comment

When Marc Vidal moved to New York in 2010 to lead the kitchen of Bouqeria—the newest location is opening on the Upper East Side—everyone told him he had to live in Manhattan. While he landed in Soho, Vidal spent all his spare time in Brooklyn. The Spanish chef eventually made the jump across the East River within a year and now calls Bushwick home. Now he's surrounded by friends, other chefs and some of his favorite restaurants. Here are Vidal's neighborhood picks in Bushwick. More

24 Hours of Food and Drink in Bushwick

New York Niki Achitoff-Gray 3 comments

Between the rapid influx of new, higher-end destinations and the substantial landscape of excellent, predominantly Central American and Caribbean eateries that predates them, there's a whole lot of great food to be had in this corner of Brooklyn. What you'll find here are my personal favorites for every time of day and night. So whether you're planning a day trip to the 'hood or you've recently joined its ranks, here's how to find something great to eat and drink, no matter the hour. (Literally.) More

A Must-Eat Arepa in Bushwick

New York Niki Achitoff-Gray 1 comment

With plate glass windows and no liquor license to speak of, Arepera Guacuco seems to occupy an in-between space in the Bushwick restaurant scene, neither precursor to nor byproduct of the neighborhood's gentrification. It's a category unto itself, a cheerful space decorated with Venezuelan chachkies that has earned a loyal local following on the merit of its small, traditional menu of affordable, exceedingly well-executed arepas. More

What's Your Favorite Mexican Food in Bushwick?

New York The Serious Eats Team 8 comments

When it comes to taco talk in Brooklyn, neighborhoods like Sunset Park get lots of love. But today we're talking Bushwick. So tell us: what's your favorite Mexican food there, and where do you get it? More

Brooklyn: Well-Crafted Burgers at Fritzl's Lunch Box in Bushwick

A Hamburger Today Noah Arenstein 14 comments

As a Bushwick resident, it's exciting to find any new restaurant in the neighborhood, let alone one that serves a burger as meticulously crafted as Fritzl's. At only $8 ($9 with cheese), it's a bargain. Patties are close to six 6 ounces; a combination of chuck and cheek, which chef Dan Ross-Leutwyler estimates to be about 75/25 meat to fat. Ross-Leutwyler grinds it himself, throwing slightly more chuck in the mix. More

A Sandwich a Day: Cubano at Cafetería La Mejor

New York Clara Inés Schuhmacher 1 comment

Miami transplants Jeremy and Luis know how to press a good Cuban sandwich, and they'll press one for you at their bright-teal-and-hot-pink Cafetería La Mejor on Suydam in Bushwick. More

The Vegetarian Option: Dear Bushwick

New York Howard Walfish 1 comment

This self-described "English Country Kitchen" is a new addition to Bushwick's ever-growing restaurant scene, and it comes with some pleasant vegetarian (and even vegan) surprises. More

Brooklyn: Great Grass-Fed Burgers with Braised Bacon at Café Ghia

A Hamburger Today Niki Achitoff-Gray 6 comments

Café Ghia's patties are infused with bacon fat, giving them an amazingly rich, smoky flavor. Topped with roasted tomato aioli and some thick, juicy braised bacon, this burger leaves virtually nothing to be desired. More

Mexican Eats: Taqueria El Paisa, an Electrified Al Pastor

New York Scarlett Lindeman 6 comments

On a sharp corner in Bushwick's Southern row is Taqueria El Paisa, a tiny triangle of a taqueria. Just three stools, a circumscribed menu, a walk-up counter, and some of the best al pastor tacos in the city. More

Date Night: Uneven Spanish Fare at El Mio Cid

New York Jessica Allen and Garrett Ziegler Post a comment

El Mio Cid sits on the corner of Starr and Wilson in Bushwick, a cheerful yellow facade, bordered with plants, across from dollar stores and a bunker-like middle school. Just as this part of the neighborhood still belongs to Old Bushwick, El Mio Cid belongs to Old Spain. More

Daily Slice: 'Whipper Snapper' at Roberta's

Slice Carey Jones 3 comments

I have a complicated relationship with Roberta's pizza, which when fresh out of the oven is one of my favorites in the city, but falls off that peak within about ten minutes of cooling. But when I make it out to Bushwick, my choice pie at the moment is the 'Whipper Snapper' ($17). The pizza builds a thick, creamy layer of mozzarella and rich, faintly goaty capra sarda atop which it's dotted with snap peas and pancetta, a drizzle of white balsamic over the top. More

Date Night: Beyond California Rolls at Momo Sushi Shack in Bushwick

New York Jessica Allen and Garrett Ziegler 2 comments

Receipts at Momo Sushi Shack come printed with the following: "a prayer for the wild at heart, kept in cages." Not exactly what you expect to see when paying the bill, and yet the elegiac, vaguely political note doesn't feel forced. It's the sort of intelligent touch that shows that this perennially packed Japanese restaurant in Bushwick has more in its sights than California rolls and sake bombs. More

Williamsburg Pop-Up Bunna Cafe is a New Way to Get Your Ethiopian Fix

New York Max Falkowitz 1 comment

Bunna Cafe is a new entrant to the city's Ethopian food scene: a series of pop-ups around North Brooklyn bars, cafes, and outdoor events. On my visit, the pop-up was set in the back garden of a bar, and $10 awarded me a full plate with six dishes and a couple rolls of injera—all of which satisfied, some of which stood along NYC's best. More

Mexican Eats: Four Rare Paletas at Tulcingo Deli Grocery in Bushwick

New York Scarlett Lindeman 2 comments

There are hundreds of flavors frozen into paletas, Mexican popsicles made with fresh fruit, juices, and savory accents. But have you tasted the hard-to-find varieties? Nance, mamey, grosella, and rompope, waiting in a reach-in freezer near you. More

Mexican Eats: Top-Notch Tacos, Tortas, and Mole Poblano at Los Tres Maria's Cafeteria

New York Scarlett Lindeman Post a comment

Out in the vinyl-sided rows of residential Bushwick, Los Tres Marias, a tiny female-fronted cafeteria, is serving up tasty picadas, tacos, and tortas. Plus, a fierce mole poblano on the weekends that you can spend all day eating. More

Market Tours: Exotic Latin American Ingredients at The Angel's Fruit Market in Bushwick

New York Clara Inés Schuhmacher 11 comments

It would be a mistake to write off The Angel's Fruit Market as just any other produce stand. The aisles are treasure troves of hard to find, esoteric ingredients from Central and South America and from much of Mediterranean Europe. Take our tour around and prepare to get inspired. That dish you're planning to cook will take on new meaning. More

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