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Brooklyn’s hot new foodie destinations

If you want to experience an authentic slice of culinary New York, you’ll find a vibrant cross-section of flavours in Brooklyn’s many neighbourhoods. Head to these new foodie favorite restaurants to savour everything from birrio tacos and rustic American burgers to exquisitely prepared Japanese food with a sake cocktail!

Rustic, new American fare paired with natural wines

One of Brooklyn’s best outdoor dining spots is the restaurant Strangeways, located in the hipster haven of Williamsburg. The green garden patio has a covered roof and is heated through, so you’ll be nice and toasty, even in the colder months. Whatever the season, you’re sure to warm up to the deliciously rustic, new American fare which includes everything from the perfect burger to crispy rock shrimp and East Coast oysters. Strangeways has a great selection of cocktails and also specializes in natural wines, so it’s also a great place to meet up for drinks and a few bites in the evening.

Strangeways

302 Metropolitan Ave., Brooklyn

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Saturday and Sunday brunch 11:00 – 15:30

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The birria taco truck taking New York by storm

If you haven’t tried birria tacos yet, make the new Birria-Landia taco truck in Williamsburg, Brooklyn your foodie priority! Many credit Birria-Landia’s original Jackson Heights’ truck with putting these Tijuana-style birria on the map in New York City, and they really are a must-eat for visitors. Do as a hungry New Yorker and make sure you savour these sublime tacos – made with marinated beef that is slow-cooked until it’s soft, rich and melting – with a side of birria consommé to dip your taco in.

Birria-Landia

486 Metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn

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Farm-to-table breakfast tacos

If you’re planning to explore the city, start your day with a tasty breakfast taco at Mockingbird Taco in Brooklyn. It’s simple, straightforward and delicious to boot; flavoursome combos like homemade chorizo and heirloom eggs, brisket and avocado, made with farmstead cheeses, and accompanied by a delectable mojo verde salsa – all on the softest, fresh-milled flour tortillas. Enjoy two of these babies and you’ll be set up for hours, ready to pound the streets of Brooklyn.

Mockingbird Taco

469 Rogers Ave., Brooklyn

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A modern Japanese with a side in specialty cocktails

Inspired by Japanese izakaya-style restaurants, Rule of Thirds does contemporary Japanese food served family-style, together with a selection of unique cocktails – try the Umami Grog served in a grapefruit – and sakes for all palates. Rule of Thirds also does a fluffy Japanese souffle pancake served with honey maple butter and black sesame that’s a brunch favorite, available on weekends only. The restaurant in Brooklyn has plenty of outdoor dining spaces, including special ‘private dining bungalows’ that are exclusive to your group for the whole evening. So, get together with friends and family, eat, drink and enjoy!

Rule of Thirds

171 Banker St., Brooklyn

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Reinventing the New York bagel at Edith’s

If you’re walking the streets of Williamsburg and feel a hankering for a New York bagel with lox and cream cheese, head straight to Edith’s for a fresh take on the classic. Edith’s deli and sandwich counter started out as a pop-up and has now opened a permanent sandwich counter shop and bakery offering everything from Edith’s signature hand-twisted bagels and pastrami rye sandwiches to delicious doughnuts. Go for ‘The NY Classic’, a bagel with house-smoked salmon and home-cultured cream cheese or build your own bagel with a selection of scrumptious fillings, and make sure you pick up a delicious side of potato latkes and roe.

Edith’s Eatery and Grocery

495, Lorimer St., Brooklyn

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A pizza slice shop worth lining up for

Brooklyn is buzzing with excellent pizza, but Baby Luc’s square slices are in a league of their own. Of course, it helps that they’re made by the same team behind Lucali’s, the Brooklyn pizza legend. Baby Luc’s concept is pretty simple: the best pizza squares with delicious toppings on New York-style paper-thin crusts – along with a fun, grown-up pizza party vibe. Expect a queue but as there is plenty of outdoor seating, you can hang outside and enjoy a cool beer while you wait.

Baby Luc’s

387 Court Street, Brooklyn

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