Brooklyn for Foodies Travel Guide

It’s no secret that New York City is one of the best places for foodies to stay and visit. Literally thousands of restaurants, in all conceivable cuisines, are available for sampling in the city. Most of these places are in Manhattan, but one might argue that some of those classic New York must-eats originated in the outer borough of Brooklyn. Whenever your travels take you to New York, check out one of these Brooklyn for foodies spots. Your buddies and your bellies will thank you.

Brooklyn for Foodies Travel Guide

For the Meat Lovers

St. Anselm

Brooklyn for Foodies Steak at St. Anselm
Steak at St. Anselm

This Williamsburg spot has an ambiance resembling more of a neighborhood hangout than a five-star restaurant, but don’t let that casualness fool you. St. Anselm not only offers one of the best steaks you’ll eat in the city, but also one of the most affordable (in New York City standards). Their signature Butcher’s cut, a grass-fed hanger steak, slathered with garlic butter is so deliciously tender. Under a blind taste test, it wouldn’t surprise me if someone mistakes it for tenderloin cut. Their sides are pretty swell too. Try their pan-fried mashed potatoes and the iceberg wedge with bacon-flavored vinaigrette. The restaurant does not accept reservations so come early if you want to grab a spot and not wait.

Address: 355 Metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211

Telephone: (718) 384-5054

Peter Luger

Brooklyn for Foodies. Thick Cut Bacon Side at Peter Luger
Thick Cut Bacon Side at Peter Luger

Many critics call this legendary steakhouse the best in New York. Open since 1887, Peter Luger is where you’ll want to go to share a great steak with family and friends. Their signature dish is a 36-ounce porterhouse, served crackling on a plate and with the perfect amount of charring on the edges. If that’s not meaty enough, add a side of extra-thick bacon to your meal. Just make sure you don’t have an appointment with your cardiologist the next day! If you don’t have time for a full seat-down meal, their lunch burger is legendary too. Served on a sesame bun and cooked to your liking, it’s worth every penny. Therefore, as far as Brooklyn for foodies go, Peter Luger is a must try.

Address: 355 Metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211

Telephone: (718) 384-5054

Quintessentially New York Pizza


Brooklyn for Foodies. Entrance to Roberta's
Entrance to Roberta’s

At the heart of the Bushwick neighborhood sits Roberta’s, a hip and unassuming spot that people gather to wait for a table. Their creative menu and casual ambiance makes it a local favorite. This is an essential Brooklyn for foodies stop with items on the menu such as “Lil’ Stinker”, a pepperoni pizza with a bit of a twist and duck prosciutto.

Address: 261 Moore St, Brooklyn, NY 11206

Telephone: (718) 417-1118

Do you have other eateries Brooklyn for foodies might be interested in trying? Let us know below.

About Iris A


Born in the Philippines, but grew up in Texas, Iris has been traveling and writing about her experiences for well over a decade. Her work has been published on well-known travel sites like Hipmunk (#hipmunkcitylove) and D Magazine Online Travel Club. She has been all over Europe, the US, and has recently started exploring Latin America. She loves trying local cuisine and visiting UNESCO deemed World Heritage sites. Her favourite city is New York, with London, following a close 2nd. You can follow her on Twitter @sundeeiris or through her travel blog, Traveling With Iris.

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