Brooklyn is a must-taste destination. The urban landscape is clustered with eateries and bars of every type so satisfaction is just a subway ride away. Anytime is the right time to eat in this borough that never sleeps but some upcoming food-centric events and a brand new food hall are shining the spotlight even brighter. Here are our picks for Brooklyn’s best spring eating extravaganzas.
A Taste of Fifth
Feast while supporting local charities at A Taste of Fifth. Held on Tuesday, April 4 from 6:30-9:30 at the Grand Prospect Hall, you’ll sample Park Slope’s tastiest food and unlimited drinks from dozens of destination restaurants and legendary watering holes that line foodie hotspot 5th Avenue. Taste dishes from new additions (Gristmill, Wild) as well as beloved favorites (Sidecar, The Chocolate Room). After you’ve eaten, dance it all off to live music and an old school DJ. One-third of every ticket purchased goes to one of 17 local charities, as selected by the ticket buyer. Tickets cost $60 online, $70 at the door.
Take the R to Prospect Avenue and walk one block.
Dine In Brooklyn
Discover the diverse flavors that make Brooklyn ground zero for foodies during Dine in Brooklyn, a borough-wide event from March 20-30, 2017. Scores of eateries are offering a two-course lunch for $15 or a three-course dinner for $28. Brunch is also on tap for a bargain $12. Savor the flavors of Mexico at Miti Miti or the bona fide farm to table cuisine at Friend of a Farmer. The low price is a prime opportunity to try something new or revisit an old favorite.
Gotham Market at the Ashland, Fort Greene
Anyone with an ounce of epicurean interest is dashing to Fort Greene to explore its newest food hall, Gotham Market At The Ashland. A wealth of food stations and a rotating pop-up are causing mouths to water around town. Try the brick oven pies at Apizza Regionale, abundant with locally sourced, Italian-inspired toppings or nosh on the unbelievably light fried chicken at Flip Bird.
Take the 2, 3, 4 or 5 to Nevins Street. The market is located at 509 Fulton Street, a few blocks from the subway station.
Photo credit: Danielle Adams
Allison is a native New Yorker, who has lived in Rome, Tuscany, Melbourne, Toronto and Los Angeles. She frequently contributes travel pieces to Family Travel Forum, using her own children as guinea pigs as they travel the globe. She is fluent in Italian and Spanish and laughably adequate in French. Her background as an Early Childhood Educator gives her an added understanding of what it takes to travel with kids in tow. She firmly believes that the most important part of education takes place outside of the classroom, on the road, around the world. She never misses a chance to sample local delicacies, as her love for travel goes hand-in-hand with her love for food and wine. Follow Allison at @gourmetrav.