My Favorite Places in Brooklyn

In case you all haven't gathered it from every photo I post being located in "Brooklyn, NY"... I live in Brooklyn, NY. Williamsburg, specifically. Now I'm no expert on nightlife or the newest, latest, and greatest, but I do know what I like to do, and maybe that can be helpful to those of you visiting. Here is a list of the "bests" in my own little world. If you live here also and know great spots, feel free to add in the comments. x

Williamsburg really is a lovely place to visit. If you plan on coming to NYC, I highly recommend taking a stroll through this little village. I prefer it to most of Manhattan, actually. It's filled with youth, art, amazing views, fantastic food, and shopping. Best part is, all of the places below are within such a small radius, you could walk to all of them in one afternoon.

Best vintage shopping:

Beacon's Closet - endless supply of second-hand, designer pieces

Fox & Faun - small & well curated, affordable

Le Grand Strip - funky, very old-school lineup

Arbor Vitae - very inexpensive, nice 50s-70s vibe

Best cheap eats:

By Chloe - all vegan breakfast, lunch, & dinner

La Superior - cheap, very authentic Mexican

Sage - yummy Thai

Gotan - amazing breakfast

Snacky - delicious Asian fusion

Dunwell Donuts - all vegan donut shop

Champs Diner - all vegan diner

Setagaya - awesome ramen bar w/ vegan options

Van Leeuwens - vegan & traditional ice cream shop with creative flavors

Best upscale dining:

Leuca - fantastic authentic Sicilian

Zenkichi - private booths, pre fixe menu Japanese

D.O.C. Wine Bar - cozy hole in the wall, Italian

Drinks:

Radegast Beer Garden - traditional German biergarten

Juliette - lovely plant-filled French vibe & great cocktails

Maison Premiere - James Beard award winning cocktails (but a price to match)

Hotel Delmano - cozy & intimate

Westlight - best view of Manhattan in Brooklyn

all photos by me :)