With its diverse community and an endless list of attractions, there’s so much to discover in Bed-Stuy. This neighborhood is one of the largest in Brooklyn and it has an incredible amount of restaurants, cafes, and bars you could visit to feed and satisfy your cravings.
Whether you are looking for a feel-good meal for the family, a flawlessly executed egg sandwich to eat with friends, or iconic soul food to share with a lover, this neighborhood has it all.
However, we can’t deny that when it comes to eating out, it gets a bit overwhelming having to find the perfect space to enjoy a meal.
Most times you have to walk a mile before you can find a spot to feed your stomach. So, as a means to help, I’ve carefully listed out some of the latest and finest restaurants you can visit when you next decide to eat out.
393 Lewis Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11233
+1 (718) 942-4162
This restaurant is the perfect spot for any dining situation you can think of. Families, couples, and friends can come here to enjoy delicious southern dishes like turkey meatloaf, catfish, and ribs. The Peaches Restaurant is a solid choice for brunch or a casual weeknight dinner.
All of the dishes here are delicious and the portions are generous. If you are looking for the right thing to order, you can opt for the boneless chicken, french toast, and fresh berries for brunch or the grits and creamy shrimp made with mushrooms, scallions, and white wine.
Then if you are vegan, you can get the impossible burger which is 100% plant-based, served with fries or a side salad.
Nonetheless, no matter what you decide to eat, you are sure to get your money’s worth. Plus, with the soft music playing throughout, you are overall going to have a good time.
2. Grandchamps Kitchen & Market
197 Patchen Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11233
+1 (718) 484-4880
If you are looking for delicious, homestyle Haitian cuisine in Bed-Stuy, then this is the right spot for you. This casual Haitian spot is an ideal location for a simple weeknight dinner. The menu here ranges from breakfast to dessert to everything in between.
You can make your choice from a variety of hearty staples such as tassot cabrit (marinated goat), griot (the pan-fried pork), djon djon (black mushroom rice), legumes, and many more.
This local family restaurant prides itself on bringing the community together through its delicious Haitian cuisines.
After a long day, you can get a satisfying meal of rice, Haitian fried pork, plantains, and beans all on the same plate. You can also get breakfast here during the weekdays by 11 am.
Plus, it has a marketplace filled with specially curated selections of authentic Haitian products you can pick from, like the chocolate spicy peanut butter, to go.
3. Greenberg’s Bagels
1065 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11216
+1 (347) 789-6876
Greenberg’s bagel shop is an excellent place to be on a weekend morning in Bed-Stuy. This spot is more than just a bagel shop.
Located in the heart of Williamsburg and Bed-Stuy, you can sit here and watch different people pull off various trends on full display.
The menu here includes, but is not limited to, bagels, with over 15 flavors to choose from, pastries, hearty sandwiches, raw juice, and coffee. Plus, it’s incredibly vegan-friendly.
You can choose to try the tricked-out vegan bacon egg or the sausage, egg, and cheese sandwich with an added hash brown. While for my vegan peeps, you can opt for the simple bagel with vegan cream cheese.
Although the prices are a bit high, the quality of the ingredients is worth every penny. You can rest assured knowing that whatever item you choose to get, it would most likely pop up once in a while in your imagination.
676 Flushing Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11206
+1 (718) 691-5547
This stylishly laid-back wine bar and restaurant plus cafe give off a hip and modern vibe. Located on the northernmost edge of Bed-Stuy, it’s the solid choice for a breakfast date with a friend or a date night with someone you can chatter on and on without stopping.
With its six-page wine list, this wine bar is one of the city’s best options for natural wine. It also offers a wide array of breakfast options. An ideal choice would be the overstuffed carnitas burrito and corned beef hash.
You can also enjoy a meal of scotch eggs served with mustard and cornichons with a nice mix of natural wine or cocktails on the comfortably heated patio.
This wine bar/restaurant is the perfect choice for someone who loves good food with a rotating list of wine choices.
506 Franklin Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238
+1 (718) 636-6228
This small yet fashionable restaurant is located under the Franklin Avenue C stop. Hart’s restaurant offers simple but tasty meals that you can enjoy in a welcoming and intimate space.
It’s an ideal spot for when you want to enjoy a solo meal, and it’s also perfect for a date night.
There’s a small sidewalk patio with tables where you can sit and enjoy the clam toast with pancetta, a must-have dish soaked in oil and clam broth, and a glass of natural wine.
You can also opt for the lamb burger or the Spanish mackerel with sweet peppers, tomatoes, and anchovy.
Additionally, there’s a three-seat bar area where you can sit with friends to share a drink and a great dining room for a larger group of people to celebrate a birthday party. This restaurant has the perfect backdrop for virtually any occasion.
6. Swell Dive
1013 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11205
+1 (917) 652-4779
This restaurant/bar with its surf-themed vibes offers a small menu of Tex-Mex and Filipino foods. It’s the perfect casual spot to enjoy a low-key night out with friends.
The menu ranges from appetizers to breakfast to dinner with an assortment of mixed drinks, beers, and yummy tacos made from homemade flour tortillas.
You can choose to come here solo to enjoy a yummy breakfast of scrambled eggs, tortilla chips, pico de gallo, avocado, and housemade queso.
Also, you could sit in the backyard with friends to eat the chicken adobo or charred steak taco and drink cocktails from a fishbowl – yes you can do that here.
There are also board games available to keep the fun going. No matter what you choose, be it breakfast or a weekend brunch, you can be sure to enjoy a satisfying low-key meal with a lot of frozen margaritas.
7. Fancy Nancy
1038 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11205
+1 (347) 350-7289
This restaurant is popular for its 90s-looking theme, bright colors, and funnily named cocktail. It’s a fun place to be as it’s a solid spot for a group of friends to enjoy a simple brunch or a weeknight dinner. It’s also equally perfect for a couple’s night out.
Like its name, the food here is indeed fancy. The duck’s wings taste like flavored candy, and the tater tots are entirely covered with cheese. You can choose to get the deviled eggs or opt for a burger with it stuck on top of it.
To enjoy a yummy lunch, you can grab a seat at the booth with friends and order some fries or brick chicken or stop by for a solo dinner to have a nice piece of fish you could wash down with a cocktail.
8. The Broadway
1272 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY 11221
+1 (347) 365-9861
Broadway is more than just a restaurant. It’s also a bar and music venue with the perfect space to host a variety of live programs. From drag bingo to rock shows, you would be sure to find it entertaining.
Located under the J train along the border of Bushwick and Bedford-Stuyvesant, this place is an excellent spot to spend and end the night with friends.
On the lower level, there’s a cozy noodle shop where you can get cheap tacos and delicious dumplings. Then upstairs holds a magnificent hip bar and music venue where you can order cocktails and watch amazing local artists perform.
There’s also an outdoor setting outback with a decent pool table. You can stop by here on a sunny day to enjoy a drink and munch on a perfect eggplant sandwich.
This hip spot is where you can go to grab a good drink with friends and sit to enjoy some of Brooklyn’s finest artists’ performances.
9. Natural Blend
243 Malcolm X Blvd, Brooklyn, NY 11233
+1 (347) 378-2440
Natural Blend is a vegan-inspired restaurant with a Caribbean twist. You can enjoy a simple brunch date with friends or a romantic partner. They offer flavorful and well-seasoned vegan dishes, organic juices, pastries, and coffee.
There is a wide range of delicious meals to pick from its menu. For chilly mornings In the fall, the cassava pones are a must-have. You can also try their pumpkin bread and enjoy it with any smoothie of your choosing.
You can get a sea moss shake, the pumpkin pecan spice, or the vanilla espresso smoothie.
The meatless vegan patties are delicious and will have you coming back for more. You can also opt for the pumpkin patties which are a delight. To fully enjoy your meal, you can sit in the stylish outdoor seating area at the back.
10. Saraghina Pizzeria
350 Lewis Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11233
+1 (718) 574-0010
It’s excellent for date nights and birthday celebrations, plus the outdoor patio situation makes it desirable for a group of friends to stop by during the weekend to drink lots of wine.
Besides the wood fire pizzas, there are other Italian dishes available on the menu. Just to name a few, there’s the Truffle cacio E Pepa and Ricotta ravioli. This establishment prides itself in satisfying all of your little Italian cravings.
You can enjoy a quiet Sunday brunch here with the steak and eggs with a mimosa to wash it down. The Spaghetti Alla Chitarra is also a fantastic choice, and you can top it all off with the chocolate mousse, which is just out of this world.
The bar is also a great place to sit to see the bartenders mix your drinks. Whatever dish on the menu you choose to get, there’s no way you can go wrong with this neighborhood Italian spot.
It can be a bit tedious having to find the right restaurant to dine out at, and in a sprawling neighborhood like Bed-Stuy, there are a lot of amazing options to choose from.
Hopefully, this list has given you an insight into some of the finest restaurants to eat at in one of Brooklyn’s favorite neighborhoods.
You can visit these restaurants alone or with friends and family. Also, most of them are ideal locations to enjoy a night out with someone you like.
Whenever you are in Bed-Stuy, be sure to check out these fine restaurants. Also, if you already have a favorite spot, I would love to know which of them it is.
I may have left out one or two restaurants from this list, do let me know in the comment section so that I can also check them out.