In the Neighborhood: COBBLE HILL
215 Smith St
A knock ‘em dead assortment of fine cheeses, plus all the fixin’s
(One Girl’s tip: If they have the Brebirousse D’Argental, pick some up. It is beautifully orange on the outside and deliciously creamy on the inside.)
268 Smith St
A perfectly curated selection of wines plus a terrifically knowledgeable staff
(One Girl’s tip: Lambrusco--a bubbly, deep red wine that should be served chilled--is my new favorite pre-dinner drink)
333 Henry St
Traditional Japanese food with daily specials and an eclectic sake selection
(One Girl’s tip: They make their own tofu served in a little glass jar. Enough said.)
282 Smith St
A killer wine list is accompanied by small plates and cheeses that are as delicious as they are innovative
(One Girl’s tip: The spicy cucumbers are like no other pickle you’ve ever eaten!)
127 Atlantic Ave
An eclectic seasonal menu served in a well designed space
(One Girl’s tip: The living wall is made up of 20 different plant species, it’s gorgeous!)
190 Dean St
One of the most charming spots in the neighborhood serving up modern Italian fare
(One Girl’s tip: Have one of their cocktails--any one would be a great choice.)
61 Bergen St
A fantastic, lively beer hall serving up local brews and food
(One Girl’s tip: The honey ricotta toast is pretty much out of this world!)
141 Court St
A true slice of NYC, serving up incredible smoked fish, bagels and other appetizing delicacies
(One Girl’s tip: I would eat a “Member of the Tribe” sandwich every day if I could!)
120 Smith St
A charming spot around the corner from our Dean Street shop. Grat for a quick, light sandwich, as well as a loaf of bread to take home.
(One Girl’s tip: Sunflower Rye bread... it's deliciously nutty.)
298 Atlantic Ave
Bring plenty of reusable totes because you're going to fill them. A Middle Eastern bazaar situated right on Atlantic Avenue. The wait for bulk olives, dried fruits, nuts & snacks might be a bit long, but well worth it. They have everything imaginable at amazingly low prices.
(One Girl’s tip: Store-bought hummus has nothing on their housemade version!)
298 Atlantic Ave
An authentically Italian spot making the best pizza in the neighborhood. The outdoor area put back plus friendly service makes this a spot that you shouldn't miss.
(One Girl’s tip: Check out the list of super-interesting Italian beers.)
343 Smith St
You really can't go wrong with anything from this lovely cafe (sister to Seersucker). Close your eyes, point to the menu and order. You won't be sorry.
(One Girl’s tip: The best lemonade north of the Mason-Dixon.)
255 Smith St
This spot has been getting tons of well-deserved acclaim. The best advice I can give: splurge and order the tasting menu. You won't want to miss anything these talented chefs are dreaming up.
(One Girl’s tip: They do take reservations but for the tasting menu only. If you can't snag one, go over early, get your name on the list, then head across the street to The Jake Walk to make your wait less painful with a pre-dinner cocktail.)
90 Smith St
A mix of fashions from a wide variety of small designers
(One Girl’s tip: Looking through the racks here is like walking through a museum. It’s my favorite place for the pieces you will not see on anyone else.)
377 Atlantic Ave
The flower shop you never want to leave with the staff who will talk posies all day long
(One Girl’s tip: They have the most interesting mix of loose stems I’ve ever seen. A small bunch packs a big punch.)
103 Hoyt St
A gardening, gift, interesting-things shop where every item is artfully arranged
(One Girl tip: Whether a plant, jar of honey, or handmade ceramic piece, it’s my go to place for gifts of all sorts.)
86 Hoyt St
A must visit shop for exquisite women’s clothing & accessories plus never before seen home textiles imported from India--lots of eye candy with a couldn’t be nicer staff
(One Girl’s tip: Their selection of decorative pillows gives me chills. They literally transform a room.)
198 Smith St
A fashionista’s haven for really great pieces that are beautifully curated
197 Atlantic Ave
Your kitchen needs it? They've got it, in addition to a whole bunch of things that you may not need, but you will definitely want.
(One Girl tip: Their baking section is impressively well-stocked. Grab a copy of our book (which they sell there) and all the baking gadgets you need and head home to whip up a sweet treat.)
163 Court St
The perfect neighborhood book store. They stock a terrific assortment of books for kids, cooks, and readers of fiction and non-.
(One Girl tip: Ask the staff. They know their stuff inside and out and tell you about it with unbridled enthusiasm.)
185 Smith St
Shoes for the whole family. They have brands that you want including Camper, Corso Como, Frye, and Converse... just to name a few.
(One Girl tip: Their sales are terrific so be sure to get your name on their mailing list.)
387 Atlantic Ave
Whether you are shopping for yourself or for a gift, this eco-friendly home goods shop should be a part of your retail therapy.
(One Girl tip: You deserve fig hand soap from Companie de Provence.)
358 Atlantic Ave
A newer addition to the Atlantic Ave fashion scene. Great, wearable clothes (especially dresses) plus terrific accesories (the most important part of the outfit, in my opinion).
(One Girl tip: Alterations are free... Yes, FREE.)
382 Atlantic Ave
A women's boutique carrying an array of designs from unique labels that you won't see on every street corner.
323 Atlantic Ave
A children's shop that carries items to lovingly created that you'll want them for yourself. Each toy, piece of clothing, and home decor item has been carefully selected to be on display here. It is THE BEST place to buy a special gift that looks like you actually put dome thought into it.
51 Bergen St
A truly unique location that spotlights art in every form. Frequently hosting cutting-edge artists who work in every medium imaginable. This spot is a true New York experience and a must-see if you are visiting.
Brooklyn Bridge Park at Pier 6 (Atlantic Ave)
In general, Brooklyn Bridge Park should be on everyone's to do list. With playgrounds, a kids' water activity area, a pop-up pool, and more, it is a true Brooklyn experience. The vollyball courts are a highlight and a great spot to get your Misty May Treanor on.
(One Girl’s tip: Reserve the courts for an evening game and play with the magnificent Manhattan skyline as a backdrop.)
265 Court St
A great little independently-owned movie theater showing first-run films in addition to a mix of independent and foreign films
(One Girl tip: Go on Bargain Tuesdays & Thursdays when tickets are just $8!)
corner of Boerum Pl and Schermerhorn St
Located in a 1936 subway station in downtown Brooklyn, this museum is a must for train afficionados of all ages. Highlights include a chance to "drive" a vintage NYC bus and the platform level which features a hands-on exhibit of 20 restored subway and elevated train cars dating as far back as 1904. All aboard!
(One Girl tip: The gift shop is the perfect place to pick-up extra lengths of wooden track for your little one's toy train set.)