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Food and restaurants in East River

Top restaurants

Bakery
“Roberta’s literally put Bushwick on the map: before Roberta’s very few people were venturing out to this corner of Brooklyn. Opened in 2008, Roberta’s still has the best pizza around. They don’t take reservations and you should be prepared to wait. Our favorite item on the menu is the Bee Sting Pizza, featuring spicy soppressata with a drizzle of honey.”
  • 876 locals recommend
Pizza Place
“Best restaurant in the neighborhood, one of the best restaurants in the city! Get the capacolla pizza or anything else; you can't go wrong! This place started small (and I was one of the first customers!) and now it takes up half the block! It's still good though and you'll agree: Saraghina is a great restaurant! ”
  • 626 locals recommend
Southern / Soul Food Restaurant
“Headlined by celebrity chef Marcus Samuelsson, Red Rooster celebrates the roots of American cuisine and the diversity of the neighborhood with its soul food menu. The restaurant, which opened in 2010, is named after the now-shuttered legendary Harlem speakeasy. Red Rooster has its own speakeasy (Ginny’s Supper Club), tucked in the basement, where visitors can enjoy dishes such as cornbread slick with apple butter and waffles crowned with fried chicken, all while listening to local musicians.”
  • 569 locals recommend
Cinema
“This place is amazing! They serve a full food menu, drinks, and gourmet popcorn during the movie. Never have to leave your seat!”
  • 647 locals recommend
Deli / Bodega
“This place is a tourist trap, but for good reason. If you go after midnight it does slow down and you can the best pastrami sandwich of your life. ”
  • 409 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
“Neighborhood favorite right next to the park. Brunch is a competitive sport here ”
  • 498 locals recommend
Southern / Soul Food Restaurant
“Great soul food restaurant in Bedstuy. The Jim Cade breakfast is good. Good drinks too. ”
  • 362 locals recommend
Gourmet Shop
“When visiting Flatiron building, this is a place to have some coffee or food :) I would not recommend restaurants inside, just grad some pizza or a sandwich..”
  • 356 locals recommend

Cafes

Gourmet Shop
“When visiting Flatiron building, this is a place to have some coffee or food :) I would not recommend restaurants inside, just grad some pizza or a sandwich..”
  • 356 locals recommend
Café
“Long time favorite coffee jaunt featuring Counter Culture coffee. Every oat milk latte is perfection. They serve breakfast and lunch all day long! Forget about working here cause they're always packed! Still love them though!”
  • 224 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
“Really, really delicious coffee. And in the summer, they brew the iced coffee for 16 hours. What?!”
  • 171 locals recommend
Bar
“We think they currently have the best cocktails in the neighborhood. They also have the most AMAZING live music most nights. Chill vibe. We love it here. ”
  • 160 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
“During the day this is a diner-like Taco spot, at night there is a beautiful bar underneath. Suggest going early and telling them you will only be getting a drink at the bar.”
  • 171 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
“ One of the neighborhood's most famous brunch spot, they serve simple but awesome egg dishes with ingredients that come from their own farm upstate. We recommend to get there before 12 / 12:30 to avoid the long lines.”
  • 141 locals recommend
Café
“A great place to stop for breakfast! Absolutely love their Donuts prepared by Dough! ”
  • 131 locals recommend
Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant
“All vegan. But you can order a blueberry milkshake and a hamburger! Feels like a classic American diner. ”
  • 123 locals recommend

Bakeries

Bakery
“Roberta’s literally put Bushwick on the map: before Roberta’s very few people were venturing out to this corner of Brooklyn. Opened in 2008, Roberta’s still has the best pizza around. They don’t take reservations and you should be prepared to wait. Our favorite item on the menu is the Bee Sting Pizza, featuring spicy soppressata with a drizzle of honey.”
  • 876 locals recommend
Donut Shop
“Lively corner shop for housemate donuts with inventive glazes & fillings plus French-press coffee.”
  • 381 locals recommend
Bakery
“They do much more than sweets, but it's the sweets that you'll get in line for. There's wild Maine blueberry pancakes and caramelized banana French toast for breakfast, plus loads of pie, cake, and milkshakes. But, if you insist on eating real protein (as fans of the bakery did years ago, pushing the owners to expand to other meals), then you won't be disappointed. Go for the fried chicken!”
  • 246 locals recommend
French Restaurant
“Perhaps a bit overplayed, but still a local favorite and one of my favorite places for breakfast or lunch...and their holiday decor is always so nice.”
  • 170 locals recommend
Bakery
“Famous massive cookies. Expect a line at peak hours. Original location has the charm.. the location off of Amsterdam and 77th wont have the charm or the line but still has the amazing cookies.”
  • 149 locals recommend
Gourmet Shop
“Just below your stay! Amazing treats and bagels with all the goods customized! ”
  • 172 locals recommend
Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant
“All vegan. But you can order a blueberry milkshake and a hamburger! Feels like a classic American diner. ”
  • 123 locals recommend
Donut Shop
“Donuts that are truly unsurpassed by any other donut or donut shop I have ever been to in my life-- and I'm a life-long donut fanatic! Bettter than krispy kreme's which I loved as a kid. Huge PLUS: They also just happen to be vegan! The most popular flavor is the jelly donut with peanut butter icing and a chocolate drizzle, (my own personal favorite as well!) But they have other unique flavors that are fun to try such as: Rosemary butter flavor, Blueberry french toast, Pistachio, Raspberry with oat flakes, Strawberry, and more! Truly a Must-have!”
  • 139 locals recommend