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Park Slope, Brooklyn



If you’ve lived in New York long enough, you begin to realize there’s occasionally a paradox about spots in your own neighborhood: the closer you live to something, the less often you actually go there. That’s why we’ve been exxxxtra careful at making sure we’ve personally vetted every recommendation on our Park Slope list. This list is the culmination of a year and a half of exploring our own neighborhood and asking ourselves, “why haven’t we been here yet?!” So enjoy! And if you ever move to Park Slope, you’re welcome in advance.



Eat



Pasta Louise

For unfussy Italian in a fun outdoor setting with noodle shapes that change everyday




Al di La

For old school Italian and ragu!!


La Villa Pizzeria

For the best pizza in Park Slope (think Neapolitan crust, but NY slice size, and with roni cups)


Bagel Pub

For our weekend bagels

Teo’s

For Oddfellows ice cream connected to a Hungry Ghost Coffee (this means affogatos!)

Miriam

For the neighborhood’s Mediterranean brunch

Palo Santo

For Latin cuisine by the fire

Bricolage

For upscale Bahn Mi and a back patio that’s worth the trip

Russo’s

For old school Italian grocery and a killer deli sammie (PS- there’s two locations, but our favorite is the 5th ave spot)



Drink


Coffee

Cafe Regular

For a French bistro style cafe and a spot to sit and read the morning paper, espresso in hand



Everyman Espresso

For…espresso, made by baristas who know what they’re doing (and are so nice!)


Milk Bar
(no not THAT Milk Bar)

For the best chai latte and iced coffee in Park Slope, grab a cheddar biscuit on your way out.


Colson Patisserie  

For treats from a longstanding bakery that supplies basically every coffee shop in Park Slope


Bevvys

Black Mountain Wine House

For a good glass of wine in a warm bar on a cold day

Union Hall

For a multi-purpose space that simultaneously feels like the library and also your friend’s basement (nightly shows are downstairs!)

Barbès Jazz Bar

For live jazz and an outdoor patio that makes you feel like one of the regulars


Shop


Blok Hill/Blok Haus

For a well curated plant shop on the ground level and women’s clothing upstairs



Annie's Blue Ribbon

For the neighborhood's gift shop 

Workshoppe

For a small but mighty shop selling handmade clothing and jewelry

Kiwi Brooklyn

For a boutique full of clothing & accessories. Sister store next door (Fig) selling men’s clothing


See


Prospect Park

For ample rolling hills, off leash hours for dogs & the best picnic spot in Brooklyn

Old Stone House at Washington Park

For feeling like you’re not in Brooklyn anymore


Grand Army Plaza Greenmarket

For fresh produce every Saturday AM

Classic Brooklyn Brownstone Architecture

For Ohs and Ahs



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