The diversity of Crown Heights, Brooklyn, lends to the neighborhood’s character in many ways: from its street fashion to its colorful storefronts to its art and, perhaps most notably, its plethora of cuisine.
The diversity of Crown Heights lends to the neighborhood’s character in many ways: from its street fashion to its colorful storefronts to its art and, perhaps most notably, its plethora of cuisine.
Indeed, when it comes to foodie destinations, you’d be hard fought to find one as agreeable as this Brooklyn neighborhood.
Whether you’ve just got a few bucks or want to indulge your gluttonous side with a multi-course meal, below see our picks for the top 10 spots to eat in Crown Heights.
Take a look to see the spots chosen by Diane Pham, from 6Sqft.
$ - CHEAP EATS
Reservoir Dogs is not your typical hot dog stand.
This diminutive joint serves up “classic and shishifufu hot dogs & sausages” dressed up in everything.
From cheddar, spicy mayo, banana peppers, guacamole, hot and sweet chili jam, to pico de gallo, sauerkraut, bacon, grilled onions…
Monday - Wednesday: 1pm - 12am
Thursday – Saturday: 3pm - 3am
Sunday: 12pm - 8pm
Location: 717 Franklin Avenue
Pine Tree Sushi
In front, you’ll find the offering of your typical neighborhood grocer.
Nestled at the back of this market is a full sushi bar called Pine Tree Sushi.
The menu features all the classics plus some unique takes like the Rihanna Roll which features “eel, banana and crunch on unagi sauce.”
Monday – Saturday: 2pm – 11pm
Location: 744 Franklin Avenue
Frenchy’s Finest Truck
This is a bold claim, but we’re gonna make it:
The best croissants outside of France are being baked in and sold from a red truck called Frenchy’s Finest Truck, parked at the corner of Franklin Avenue and Eastern Parkway.
The Nutella-filled beignets are also not to be missed.
Location: 333 Eastern Parkway
There is no shortage of craft beers or ciders at this chill and cozy Crown Heights bar.
But, beyond their tasty selection of beverages, Covenhoven boasts a magical list of ooey-gooey grilled cheese sandwiches to choose from.
Enjoy it at their backyard area!
Tip: get the cheddar jack sandwich with bacon and add fig jam
Sunday - Thursday: 12pm – 12am
Friday & Saturday: 12pm - 1am
Location: 730 Classon Avenue
Caribbean food is a mainstay of Crown Heights and if you’re looking for the best of the best in the nabe, this hole-in-the-wall joint is sure to please.
Gloria's Caribbean Brooklyn explains:
“We specialize in crafting mouth-watering meals and providing superb customer service. Order online for delivery or pickup!”
Just be ready to wait in line!
They have different delivery and take-out hours, so check their website.
Location: 764 Nostrand Avenue
$$ - MODERATE
The Food Sermon
While we would characterize The Food Sermon as a Caribbean eatery, this special spot stands out for its healthful take on classics that have been elevated even further with fusion flair.
Foolproof pick: The jerk chicken bowl with coconut ginger sauce.
Monday – Thursday: 5pm - 10:30pm
Friday: 12pm – 5pm (Based on the sunset)
Sunday: 2pm – 9pm
Location: 355 Rogers Avenue
The Crabby Shack
Crab legs, crab cakes, crab tacos, crab BLTs, crab mac and cheese….
If you love crab, this sunny spot called The Crabby Shack will surely satisfy.
Monday: 3pm - 10pm
Wednesday - Friday: 3pm - 10pm
Saturday: 1pm - 11pm
Sunday: 1pm - 9pm
Location: 613 Franklin Avenue
$$$ - HIGHER PRICING
Some pizza spots in NYC claim as “the best pizza”, but are truly for pizza amateurs.
Barboncino Pizza serves up the best wood-fired pies, and it’s gotten the Solange seal of approval!
Plus, it has a backyard!
Monday – Friday: 5pm - 1am
Saturday & Sunday: 10:30am - 1am
We Have Two Happy Hours Daily: 4pm - 7pm & 11pm - 1am
Location: 781 Franklin Avenue
BKW by Brooklyn Winery
An offshoot of the popular Williamsburg wine bar, BKW by Brooklyn Winery offers delicious American fare that will tantalize taste buds you’ve yet to activate.
Our favorites: the barbacoa braised short ribs and bacon double cheeseburger.
You also can’t go wrong with any of the wines.
Are varied, so take a look here.
Location: 747 Franklin Avenue
Photo Credits: Courtesy of all Venues and Roger Brock (for Reservoir Dogs)