Where to Eat, Shop & Hangout in Boerum Hill, Brooklyn
I live in a quaint, historic Brooklyn neighborhood called Boerum Hill, which is south of Brooklyn Heights, and north of the more popular Cobble Hill! It's quiet, beautiful, and has some fantastic shops and restaurants. Boerum Hill has a very old-world feel, with tree-lined streets, and dreamy brownstone-lined blocks. It's the perfect place to come eat, shop, explore, and get a taste of Brooklyn. Boerum Hill is much more toned-down than say Williamsburg, but I find the curation of stores to be fresher than those further south in Park Slope, so you should come give it a try! Here are my favorite spots for eating, drinking, shopping and chilling in the neighborhood!
Food & Drink
Blue Bottle for a New-Orleans style iced coffee, or a rich latte to warm you up.
Bien Cuit for the best olive loaf I've ever had. Very solid croissants (my favorite is the ham + brie,) excellent pastries, and fancy French tartines!
Sottocasa is a great place to sit and have lunch, with delicious + chewy wood-fired pizzas.
If you're more in the mood for asian food, check out Wild Ginger, a vegan restaurant that we order takeout from at least once a week. I love the hot and sour soup!
Rucola for a romantic, delicious Italian meal. Fantastic pastas, consistently perfect cocktails, and an ambiance that makes me want to book the next flight to Rome.
One Girl Cookies if you need a few bites of a sweet treat, this is the bakery for you. They have several tiny tea cookies that will make you feel like a queen. They also have great iced coffee (even the ice cubes they use are made from cold-brew), nice breakfast quiches, and a great ambiance for sitting + reading or relaxing.
The Clover Club is my favorite bar ever, but especially in Brooklyn. Brandon and I adore sitting by the bar, ordering two dirty martinis (they serve it to you with the leftovers, win!) and listening to the live music every Wednesday night. Makes me feel like I'm in New Orleans. When you get hungry, order the the steak-frites to share.
Books Are Magic is a new store opened up by the author of many popular reads such as Modern Lovers, Emma Straub. It's cozy and well-stocked, and they throw great launch parties! Check out their schedule to see what's going on when you're visiting.
Modern Anthology is great menswear store, with a well-curated home decor section too. They are pricey, but catch the store on a sale, and you can get some truly authentic pieces for a reasonable price.
Article & is a very trendy, lovely clothing at an affordable price point. Friendly salespeople, lots of cute shoes under $100 to try on, playful jewelry.
Consignment Brooklyn has great pre-loved designer goods. I've scored more than one pair of $300 jeans here for $50! Check it out if you like vintage/consignment shopping.
Edelweiss Floral Atelier is a beautiful shop to stop in for a unique bouquet, or a lush house plant. Kind, helpful staff. Love this little shop!
Other Things To Do
If you're in the mood to go for a walk, head to Brooklyn Bridge Park, just a few blocks from Boerum Hill. Brandon and I go on weekly, morning walks here and love the benches that face the water for sitting and watching boats go by. If you get hungry there, you can grab a slice at Fornino.
Brooklyn Transit Museum for those of you that love to get nerdy about MTA facts. Great place to take kids as well!
Just south of where we are is Brooklyn Boulders, a fantasy land for outdoorsy kids + adults alike. Lots of rock-climbing for those who are super advanced, and the newbies like me who climb with 3-year olds :)
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