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Top 10 places to eat in Crown Heights, Brooklyn

Curiosities Top Picks 10 Place to Eat Crown Heights Covenhoven Backyard

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. See the Top 10 Places to Eat!

Curiosities Top Picks 10 Place to Eat Crown Heights by Shalom Serraf
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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.


Reservoir Dogs

Curiosities Top Picks 10 Place to Eat Crown Heights Reservoir Dogs by Roger Brock
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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


Gueros Brooklyn

Curiosities Top Picks 10 Place to Eat Crown Heights Gueros Brooklyn Nachos

Gueros Brooklyn is a cozy spot offering fast and easy Mexican fare and fabulous margaritas.

Not to be missed: the massive-enough-for-two order of nachos.

Monday – Friday: 4pm – 11pm
Saturday: 11am – 11pm
Sunday: 11am – 10pm

Location: 605 Prospect Place


Pine Tree Sushi

Curiosities Top Picks 10 Place to Eat Crown Heights 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



Curiosities Top Picks 10 Place to Eat Crown Heights Covenhoven Backyard

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



Curiosities Top Picks 10 Place to Eat Crown Heights Glorias Caribbean Cuisine

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



The Food Sermon

Curiosities Top Picks 10 Place to Eat Crown Heights 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

Curiosities Top Picks 10 Place to Eat Crown Heights 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
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday – Friday: 3pm – 10pm
Saturday: 1pm – 11pm
Sunday: 1pm – 9pm

Location: 613 Franklin Avenue




Curiosities Top Picks 10 Place to Eat Crown Heights Barboncino Pizza

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

Curiosities Top Picks 10 Place to Eat Crown Heights 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. http://www.bkwnyc.com/hours-location

Location: 747 Franklin Avenue


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Photo Credits: Courtesy Shalom Serraf (landscape), Roger Brock (for Reservoir Dogs) and all venues.

Miss Lily’s Restaurant is a Caribbean Oasis in NY

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A Jamaican style dinner, located on the far end of Greenwich Village, is best described as ‘a Caribbean oasis in the middle of downtown Manhattan’. That’s what Miss Lily’s Restaurant is all about!

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To start, Miss Lily’s restaurant is a project by Paul Salmon, the designer Serge Becker, and the Jakupi brothers (Binn and Genc). Moreover, they are also known for having been an integral part of New York City’s most exclusive nightclubs including Bungalow 8, 1 Oak, and The Box.

Inspired in the diverse roots of Jamaican cuisine the kitchen offers delicacies like jerk chicken, escovitch fish, oxtail and curried goat seasoned with scotch bonnet peppers and fiery jerk spices.

Plus, Melvin Major Jr., a NY juice guru, runs their organic juice bar.

The décor is clearly inspired in the Jamaican lifestyle and vibe! Moreover, you’ll see references of hair saloons, music shops, small food joints and even bakeries! A mix-n-match of the best that this vibrant-hot-captivating culture has to share! In addition, the music is great too, so be sure to come prepared!

In short, Miss Lily’s is an island vacation in the middle of a busy city, plus hosting several cool people from the fashion industry like Giovanna Battaglia and hype New Yorkers.

Of course, their outdoor seating if obviously the most coveted place in the restaurant!

Lastly, they have a second location that is pretty cool in the East Village, right at the corner of Tompkins Square Park, called Miss Lily’s 7A Café. It’s also a pretty low-key place, with a great outdoor area, perfect for the hotter months!

Enjoy your Jamaican style dinner and let us know if you want help to organize any upcoming private event you might want to host in New York City! We also offer services for Corporate events!

Hours Greenwich:
Dinner: Sunday – Wednesday: 6pm – 11:30pm andThursday – Saturday: 6pm – 12:30am
Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 11am – 5pm
Lunch: Monday – Friday: 11:30am – 5pm
Early Birdie: Monday – Friday: 5pm – 6pm
Happy Hour: Monday – Friday: 12pm – 7pm

Hours East Village:
Dinner: Sunday – Thursday: 5pm – 12am andFriday – Saturday: 5pm – 2am
Brunch: Saturday – Sunday: 11am – 5pm
Lunch: Monday – Friday: 12pm – 5pm
Late Night: Thursday – Saturday: 11pm – 2am

Locations: 132 West Houston Street; Miss Lily’s 7A Café – 109 Avenue A



Photo Credit: Courtesy of Miss Lily’s

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