This past weekend, several Brooklyn-based vendors debuted as part of the Brooklyn Taste program at the Barclays Center. That’s an addition of 18 new businesses since last year.
American cheese used to mean bright orange, plastic-wrapped slices of questionable texture. Thanks to a pioneering young woman from Chicago, domestic fromage has seriously improved its reputation in recent years.
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We probably don’t have to tell readers with tendencies toward procrastination that a great last-minute holiday gift is a few of any of the products we cover in our pages. This year that’s even easier courtesy Depanneur, the specialty foods, corner store and sandwich shop on the corner of Wythe Avenue and North Third Street in Williamsburg. The place (it’s kind of like a gourmet bodega) assembled a few not-your-grandma’s gift baskets made up of mainly locally made goods in cool old wire-frame boxes we wouldn’t mind keeping around.
Until now Brooklyn’s Heritage Foods only sold its meats directly to chefs and restaurants or online, serving as broker between small family farms who can’t afford to process their proteins and city customers who want sustainably sourced meat. Last week they moved into real brick and mortar digs, in what used to be Jeffrey’s Meat Market in the Essex Street Market.
The photos on the storefront of the new member-owned Greene Hill Food Co-op are comprised of people from its surrounding communities, signifying the co-op’s desire…
Greenpoint gets a gastro-grocer and craft-beer retailer called Eastern District.