Bed-Stuy

NYC Street Art - Greenery in BK

 

New York City is filled with artistic talent, and it's no surprise that the streets are filled with art, whether commissioned / legal or not. Every week, we post 1 new cool find from our sidewalk meanderings. Do you know the artist? Have a cool spot to recommend? Please let us know in the comments!

You can see this beautiful mural on the corner of Lexington Ave and Bedford Ave in Bed-Stuy.

You can see this beautiful mural on the corner of Lexington Ave and Bedford Ave in Bed-Stuy.

 

Samurai Papa

 

Neighborhood spotlights are a local recommendation with some quick info for must-try spots in our area. What’s your favorite ramen spot? Let us know in the comments.

Samurai Papa is our go to ramen spot in BK and it’s not just because it’s half a block from our front door. This tiny counter-service spot serves up some of the best ramen and soba noodles around. Walk off the Brooklyn sidewalk and into Japan for a dinner that is authentically delicious.

Source: https://www.samuraipapabk.com/

Source: https://www.samuraipapabk.com/

Recommendations: Miso Ramen, Neku Soba

Cost: A bowl of ramen costs ~$12, lunchtime Bento boxes for $10.50

Where: 594 Lafayette (between Nostrand and Marcy Aves), Brooklyn - walk from Our Place in 3 minutes!

 

NYC Street Art - Biggie

 

New York City is filled with artistic talent, and it's no surprise that the streets are filled with art, whether commissioned / legal or not. Every week, we post 1 new cool find from our sidewalk meanderings. Do you know the artist? Have a cool spot to recommend? Please let us know in the comments!

Located just a few blocks from Our Place on the corner of Bedford & Quincy. Learn more about this  mural of Notorious BIG .

Located just a few blocks from Our Place on the corner of Bedford & Quincy. Learn more about this mural of Notorious BIG.

 

Bombay Heights

 

Neighborhood spotlights are a local recommendation with some quick info for must-try spots in our area. What’s your go to spot for Indian Food in Brooklyn? Let us know in the comments.

Bombay Heights is our favorite neighborhood Indian restaurant. Expect delicious food, large portions, and friendly staff. Call in your order and pick it up just 15 minutes later. If you decide to dine-in, there’s no shortage of Bollywood music videos to keep you entertained as you wait for your food.

Recommendations: Chicken makhani, samosas, naan!

Cost: A main dish will probably cost $12 - $15. Dine in Monday - Friday between 12p - 4p and save 25%!

Where: 1070 Bedford Ave Ave (between Clifton Pl and Greene Ave), Brooklyn - walk from Our Place in 2 minutes

 

NYC Street Art - Grasshopper

 

New York City is filled with artistic talent, and it's no surprise that the streets are filled with art, whether commissioned / legal or not. Every week, we post 1 new cool find from our sidewalk meanderings. Do you know the artist? Have a cool spot to recommend? Please let us know in the comments!

This giant grasshopper lives on a brick wall in a lot behind a metal fence on Kosciuszko St in Bed-Stuy.

This giant grasshopper lives on a brick wall in a lot behind a metal fence on Kosciuszko St in Bed-Stuy.

 

Toad Style

 
 

Exploring New York highlights cool spots around the city that are worth checking out. Have a spectacular vegan restaurant you frequent? Let us know in the comments.

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Toad Style is a tiny vegan sandwich shop located in the heart of Bed-Stuy. They also operate a food truck out of the backyard of Marco’s in Bushwick. Order at the counter and then snag a seat while you wait for the goods. There’s a laid back retro vibe to the place, with old VHS & toys of the past decorating the walls.

 
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Their tasty, made-from-scratch sandwiches are delicious, and if you’re a meat-eater, you may consider converting. They’ll serve any sandwich as tacos or a salad for those of you who are gluten-free. Don’t forget to try a side dish or, if you’re there before 4pm, grab something off the Brunch menu. It’s a little off the beaten path, but well worth it.

Recommendations: The guy behind the counter recommended the Bahn Mi sandwich and it was delicious, as was the [gluten-free] cheeseburger salad.

Cost: Sandwiches are between $7-$11 & sides average about $6.

Where: 93 Ralph Ave. Brooklyn, NY 11221 - bus from Our Place in ~25 minutes or bike in 12

 

NYC Street Art - King of Pups

 

New York City is filled with artistic talent, and it's no surprise that the streets are filled with art, whether commissioned / legal or not. Every week, we'll post 1 new cool find from our sidewalk meanderings. Do you know the artist? Have a cool spot to recommend? Please let us know in the comments!

Spotted in Bed-Stuy right outside  Do or Dive , a bar that allows dogs!

Spotted in Bed-Stuy right outside Do or Dive, a bar that allows dogs!

 

Brooklyn Kolache Co.

 
 

Neighborhood spotlights are a local recommendation with some quick info for must-try spots in our area. Do you agree with this #neighborhoodspotlight? Have a recommendation for our next spotlight? Let us know in the comments.

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The friendly barista behind the counter told us that kolaches (which are baked fresh on site daily) are popular and well-known in Texas, thanks to their population of Czech immigrants. We’re so glad that Brooklyn Kolache Co. brought them to Bed-Stuy. You could try and make them yourself, or you could just go to BKC!

A kolache is a sweet doughy biscuit with yummy fillings. There’s not much more I can say except to go try one! They’re flipping delish. This artsy aesthetic cafe has other cool things going for it as well, like a back room with tables to sit at while you write your next novel, a backyard, and obviously coffee!

Recommendations: Personal fave is the savory Sausage & Cheese kolache. Staff recommends the Love Dip.

Cost: Kolaches fall around the $4 mark (go after 6pm for buy-one-get-one); a cup of coffee is about $2.50.

Where: 520 DeKalb Ave (between Bedford Ave and Skillman St), Brooklyn -

 
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