Longevity Goes The Distance

A bodega turned organic hotspot, next to the Brooklyn Museum

“I’m popping down to the bodega for a slice of vegan cheesecake, some phosphate free soap…


Peruvian Hits New Brooklyn Heights

Llama Inn brings the flavors of Peru to Williamsburg

If you hear a stampede in the distance, it’s not a herd of llamas; it’s…


Sensational Sustainable Sushi

Fall for Chisai Sushi, hook, line and sinker

Sushi-grade fish is a much-used term, but the buzzwords sustainable sushi are slowly reeling in…


The Four Horsemen Gallop In

LCD Soundsystem's James Murphy opens a new wine bar in Williamsburg

The real star of The Four Horsemen is the 200-bottle wine list…


Filfil So Good

More than 20 cloves of garlic are distilled in this bottle of fragrant flavor

his cold season, instead of gagging down cloves of garlic to keep the sniffles at bay…


Good Fortune

Brooklyn's new local Chinese spot

Kings County Imperial is not your average Chinese joint…


You Dig?

Say hello to the all-organic North Brooklyn Farms

The all-organic North Brooklyn Farms is is a place to walk your dog, stop by the…


Off Island

Faro brings authentic Italian to the Italian American haven of Brooklyn

To get to Faro, you’ll need to take the L train past those initial Brooklyn stops…


Twin Peaks

Go to the Mountain—or at least Brooklyn—for a day of wellness

If Mountain were a beauty product, it would be a 10-in-1. This Brooklyn spot has…


Doggone Good

Get the hot dog, minus the mystery meat.

Yeah Dawg!!! makes delicious vegan hotdogs that won’t creep you out…


New Year’s Resolution: Eat Locally

Two farm-to-table Brooklyn restaurants that make healthy eating easy

So you want to eat more locally grown, seasonal foods in 2013? Here are two spots that…


Gold Standard: Brooklyn Bouillon

Make the soup of your dreams with Brooklyn Bouillon's bases

Got a hankering for homemade soup? Whip it up fast with these organic, locally-sourced soup stocks…


On Our Radar: Aska

This Scandinavian restaurant brings local, seasonal flavors to Williamsburg

New Williamsburg restaurant Aska’s ingredients are as local as possible—even the flowers on the tables…


La Slowtería: Tulum comes to Brooklyn

Chef Hugo Orozco updates his Mexican restaurant with local produce

Chef Hugo Orozco brought his fresh take on Mexican cuisine from Tulum, the sleepy town on the…


It’s Alive! Barry’s Tempeh

This Brooklyn-made tempeh redefines "fresh"

Think you know tempeh? You don’t know tempeh. Barry’s Tempeh is organic and fresh-frozen…


A Radish Grows in Brooklyn

This Williamsburg gem is perfect for seasonal, locally-sourced, picnic-ready meals

Radish may be Williamsburg’s favorite spot for seasonal prepared foods, picnic necessities and local farms’ and…


Gefilteria: Fish cakes get fresh for the holidays

Gefilte fish get a sustainable makeover from Brooklyn company Gefilteria

For those who may not be ready to de-bone their own carp but want to know…


Brooklyn’s Youth Farm: Sowing the Seeds of a New $1 Menu

High school students learn about healthy eating and food sourcing on one of NYC's largest urban farms

This isn’t your average high school: The 1.25-acre Youth Farm out front serves as…


From Cave to Counter: Valley Shepherd Creamery

This family-run, vertically-integrated creamery is bringing artisanal cheese to the tri-state area

At Valley Shepherd Creamery, one family controls the product from pasture and pasteurization to cave and counter…


On Our Radar: Prospect

Prospect brings farm-friendly fare to Fort Greene

Don’t let the name of this new farm-to-table restaurant lead you to the wrong…


Smorgasburg: Eating Clean at this Foodie Wonderland

This weekly Brooklyn pop-up has plenty to healthy food options

Smorgasburg is an artisanal food fantasy come to life: about 100 vendors sell freshly prepared foods, local…


Pick of the Barrel: Damn Fine Pickles at Brooklyn Brine

These artisanal pickles come in seasonal and classic varieties

When you smell the vinegar, you’ve arrived. Jars fill the windows and barrels line the floor…


Park Life: Brooklyn’s New Farmer’s Markets

Brooklynites can enjoy the summer bounty with two new farmer's markets

During sticky New York City summers, being a weekend warrior means sticking around for the days that…


The Pie Plate Cometh: New Greenpoint Shop Opens Soon

Greenmarket favorite Pie Corps is finally setting up shop on Driggs Avenue

Pie: it’s not just for dessert any more. Handmade sweet and savory pies are set to…


The Brooklyn Standard: An Organic Locavore Bodega

This update on the classic NYC bodega offers vegan- and vegetarian-friendly options and local artisanal products

The Brooklyn Standard is the organic, locavore version of a classic New York bodega. With a chandelier…


A Rooftop Chat with Chef Jacques Gautier of Palo Santo

The Brooklyn chef talked volunteering, gardening and cravings

We chat with chef Gautier of Palo Santo in his rooftop garden about the brilliance of tortillas…


Bright Farms: Bringing Fresh Produce to Brooklyn

Sunset Park might be the new home of the world's largest rooftop greenhouse

Is Brooklyn becoming the new epicenter of the local food movement? Plans have begun to build the…


Butter Beans Grow in Brooklyn: Refreshing Healthy Kids Programs

Providing homemade, healthy and tasty meals for kids to take to school

A mom-led, Brooklyn-based organization, Butter Beans, takes their fight against childhood obesity and unhealthy eating…


The Incredible, Edible Jenna Spevack: 8 Extraordinary Greens

The Brooklyn-based artist's new exhibit asks viewers to consider the value of food

Jenna Spevack is an artist with roots in permaculture certification and master composting whose current exhibit reflects…


It’s Picnic Season! Where to Go and What to Bring

Grab a friend and enjoy springtime weather with these three Brooklyn picnic options

Why not go outside for a breezy spring picnic? Pick up something healthy and delicious at one…


The Sustainable Side of the GoogaMooga Festival

Learn all about farm-to-fork practices at this music, food and drink festival

You’ll want a ticket for this ride: The Great GoogaMooga Festival takes place in Prospect Park…


On Our Radar: Talking with Neal Harden of M.O.B.

The executive chef of Brooklyn's hippest vegetarian restaurant dishes on its menu

Maimonide of Brooklyn’s executive chef Neal Harden talks about working with Cyril Aouizerate and Alain Senderens…


A Conversation with Francine Stephens of Franny’s

Co-owner Stephens dishes on this Brooklyn staple's best and most underrated dishes

We sit down with Francine Stephens to talk about her upcoming cookbook, new restaurant and the most…


Breezy Spring Eats: Clean Plates’ Brooklyn Picks

Enjoy the springtime weather with these outdoor eating areas

With spring temperatures in the forecast, here are Clean Plates’ picks for restaurants with spaces under the…


Willyburgers’ Prayers Answered: Parish Hall Opens for Dinner

George Weld opens his companion restaurant to breakfast fave Egg for dinner service

Williamsburg’s Parish Hall opens for dinner. The restaurant is the second from George Weld, owner of…


Clean Plates’ Picks for the Brooklyn Flea

The best of the best at this Fort Greene Saturday staple

Headed to the Brooklyn Flea in Fort Greene on Saturday? Check out these delicious, Clean Plates-approved…


Take The Lid Off: Brooklyn Salsa

Founder Matt Burns shares his "condimovement" and a great michelada recipe

Get the inside scoop on the “condimovement,” conscious methods and how to salsa power your suds. Seriously…


Brooklyn Fare is Coming to Manhattan

The three Michelin starred-eater makes its way across town

Brooklyn Fare—Brooklyn’s only restaurant with 3 Michelin stars (and a Clean Plates seal of approval…


On Our Radar: Foragers City Market Restaurant

The Brooklyn staple's new full-service restaurant opens in Chelsea

DUMBO’s Foragers City Grocer plans to open a farm-to-table restaurant in Chelsea this month…


Get Lucky at Pure Luck Tea Bar in Williamsburg

Founder Brett Lentine turns his travels into an organic kombucha bar

This new Williamsburg cafe serves organic kombuchas and teas…


From Pink Slip to Free Bread

Karen Freer turned getting fired into her own Williamsburg-based gluten-free bread business

The silver lining for Karen Freer after being fired from her administrative job last year? More baking…


A Conversation With Chef Abigail Hitchcock

The Camaje chef opens up about her new Prospect Heights restaurant, Abigail

The chef at Camaje talks about her new “cozy neighborhood spot,” Abigail…


On Our Radar: Gwynnett St.

This Williamsburg restaurant keeps things local, seasonal and creative

Gwynnett St.’s Chef Justin Hilbert uses local produce and hormone/antibiotic-free meats for his pared…


On Our Radar: Allswell

The former Chef de Cuisine at the Spotted Pig puts his stamp on a new Williamsburg gastropub

Chef Nate Smith, formerly Chef de Cuisine at The Spotted Pig, helms the kitchen at Allswell in…


5 Valentine’s Day Date Spots

Fall in love with these Brooklyn restaurants' Valentine's Day specials

Whether it’s your first date or your 500th, Valentine’s Day is a nice excuse for…


On Our Radar: Talde

Top Chef contender David Talde brings inventive fusion food to Park Slope

Top Chef and Top Chef All Stars contender Dale Talde is back in the limelight right here…


3 Favorite Winter Dishes

These Brooklyn restaurants serve up comfort food that's heavy on the nutrition, not the calories

Three delicious dishes that are sure to comfort on a cold winter’s day…


Brooklyn Grange Expands to Brooklyn Navy Yard

Despite its name, the world's largest rooftop farm had been located in Queens

Brooklyn Grange, the urban rooftop farm that supplies many NYC restaurants and markets, is opening a new…


Interview with Locanda Vini e Olii Chef Michele Baldacci

In conversation about serving unfamiliar and unexpected Italian food

“We aren’t serving safe food here,” says Chef Michele Baldacci of Locanda Vini e Olii in…


CSAs for Commitmentphobes

These flexible CSAs bring farm-fresh goods to New Yorkers scared of commitment

A crop of local CSAs let you opt in on a weekly basis. Get groceries straight from…


Brooklyn Wok Shop Comes to Williamsburg

Plus: a recipe for poached skate from co-owners and couple Melissa and Edric Har

Williamsburg’s new Brooklyn Wok Shop offers classic Chinese takeaway upgraded with high-quality ingredients and a…


OMilk: Delicious Nut Milks Even a Dairy Lover Will Love

The Brooklyn-based company makes organic nut milks that'll sate vegans and dairy-lovers alike

Imagine cashew milk as creamy as a milkshake, and almond milk that actually tastes like almonds. Vegans…


A Vegetarian Supper Club Grows in Brooklyn

Brooklyn Fork and Spoon is an intimate new supper club that'll sate both veggie- and meat-lovers

Glimpse underground dining, veggie-style, courtesy of Brooklyn’s Fork and Spoon Supper Club…


Cozy Fireside Dining in NYC

Get literally toasty with these NYC restaurants' fireplaces

Here are five NYC restaurants with fireplaces that are worth the trip on a cold winter’s…


Organic Sparkling Wine Picks for New Year’s Eve

Where to find them in NYC

Make a toast to your health and the environment by choosing an organic or biodynamic wine for…


A New Online Shop From the Food Artisans of Brooklyn

Visit With Love, From Brooklyn this holiday season

With Love, From Brooklyn is an online shop started by Culinary Institute of America grad Dara Furlow…


4 Healthy Fast Food Spots in Brooklyn

Our great tasting, sustainable picks

We went on a quest to find the best tasting, most sustainable fast food take-out spots…


Delicious Autumn Cocktails

Try these seasonal drink recipes

November is time to give thanks to fall flavors—on your plate, and in your glass. From…