Brooklyn: A Mini Guide

Brooklyn is just a hop, skip and a bridge away from Manhattan. There’s lots to do in BK, and plenty  to eat.

When you think food + Brooklyn, there should be one thing that comes to mind first: Smorgasburg.

If you’ve never been, go now! If you have already  been… go again. It’s a food lover’s heaven for delicious, interesting and unique things to eat and drink.

It is literally a smorgasbord of over 100 vendors from the local and regional areas of New York.


This food fair happens every weekend in Brooklyn from April through October. So there’s really no excuse for only going once. You can spend a whole day wandering around and sampling different treats!

My suggestion on how to sample as much as possible is bring a bunch of friends and split everything. That way you can get a nibble or bite and move on to the next gastronomical adventure.

If you’re not spending the whole day in Williamsburg stuffing your face, take a stroll over the Brooklyn Bridge.

You’ll get great views of the Manhattan skyline and a chance to explore Dumbo. Once on the Brooklyn side, grab a slice of pizza and follow it up with ice cream from the Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory


If you like prefer to do some shopping and thrifting in BK, than Brooklyn Flea is your place. I love the Park Slope Flea Market at PS 321.

You can work up an appetite sifting through vintage clothes and old records, than hit Bareburger for an organic and all natural lunch. They serve up some really creative burger options, like bison, elk and wild boar!


If you know me, you know I like beer. Craft beer. I loveeeee craft beer!

Lucky for me (and you), Brooklyn is home to its own brewery that makes some very tasty and very strong beers! Hang out at the Brooklyn Brewery and sample what’s on tap in the Tasting Room, or get a behind the scenes look with a two-hour tour (for free on the weekends!) of the facility.

And what pairs better with beers than some southern-style barbecue? Get the down south feeling at Mable’s Smokehouse & Banquet Hall, right next door to the BKB.


Ribs, brisket, baked beans, mac n’ cheese… plus you do all the ordering “cafeteria style.” Mable’s is a crowd-pleaser and neighborhood favorite when in Brooklyn.

Cheers ya’ll! Have any other suggestions of places to go in Brooklyn?

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