The often overlooked neighborhood of Windsor Terrace, Brooklyn, lies amongst Park Slope, Ditmas Park, Prospect Park and Greenwood Cemetery. Among the tree-lined streets, you’ll find hidden gems in the neighborhood’s boutiques and restaurants. Although it may only be half of a square mile, there’s plenty to do, see and eat in one of this borough’s best kept secrets.
Here are 8 places to check out on your next visit to Windsor Terrace:
1. East Wind Snack Shop, 471 16th St.
If you didn’t know it was there, you just might just miss this small Chinese eatery. East Wind Snack Shop serves up dishes made from scratch with responsibly sourced ingredients. Make sure to try the dumplings and bao – the flavors are delicious! With only a handful of tables and some bar seating, try to get there early to avoid long wait times.
2. Elk Cafe, 154 Prospect Park Southwest
Located across from Prospect Park, not only does Elk serve up coffee and lunch fare, but it is home to weekly children’s sing-a-longs among other events. Cafe goers can enjoy the sandwiches and pastas exclusively made for Elk by Brancaccio’s in the spacious backyard garden during the warmer months.
3. Krupa Grocery, 231 Prospect Park West
At Krupa Grocery you can grab your coffee to go or dine in and enjoy breakfast, lunch, and dinner. With a wide assortment of wine and beer options, you’ll have plenty of drinks to choose from. Sip on a Krupa cocktail at the bar or indulge in the breakfast gnocchi in the lovely garden out back!
4. Della, 1238 Prospect Ave
Burrowed in an intimate space, Della serves creative Italian and American cuisine, craft cocktails and meticulously curated wines. With dishes like Latke Eggs Benedict and Duck Hash for brunch and an assortment of house made pastas and a variety of seafood dishes for dinner, Della diners won’t be disappointed.
5. Windsor Place Antiques, 1624 10th Ave
Whether or not you’re an antique lover, you’re bound to find something that catches your eye at Windsor Place Antiques. The shop boasts an impressive selection of posters and vintage maps, as well as one-of-a-kind objects such as typewriters, globes, and household odds and ends.
6. True Love Always, 191 Windsor Pl.
One of the newer additions to the neighborhood, True Love Always is not to be missed. This store is full of carefully chosen home accessories, textiles, books, records, and vintage clothing. This is the perfect place to find a unique gift or to just treat yourself to something special.
7. Terrace Books, 242 Prospect Park West
Aside from the hundreds of unique books that this community bookstore has for sale, it also serves as a gathering place for locals and passersby alike. Terrace Books offers regular storytimes with milk and cookies each week. In an age when even giant chain booksellers are struggling to compete with online retailers, this shop remains a neighborhood staple.
8. Brooklyn Herborium, 1301 Prospect Ave
For those seeking “real-deal” holistic skin care, cleaning products, and baby goods – look no further. Holistic healers, talented herbal crafters, and aestheticians come together to offer a number of services, including facials, mind-body alignments, integrative therapies, and exfoliation treatments. Brooklyn Herborium also provides high-quality, hand-made products derived from the ancient wisdom and teachings of herbalists.
How to Get There
Take the F or G train to 15th Street station or Fort Hamilton Parkway station.
Ariel Stein is a Brooklyn-based lifestyle blogger. She writes about motherhood, travel, and home decor. You can connect with Ariel on Instagram and read more of her work on her blog Ariel Loves.