As part of Extra Space Storage’s Local Places & Extraordinary Spaces series, host and New York City resident Adam Glyn gave us the local’s guide to hidden gems in Brooklyn. Where did Adam take us in this NYC borough? Check out the episode below to discover these amazing spots!
Peter Pan Donut & Pastry Shop
Searching for the best donuts in Brooklyn? You can’t go wrong with Peter Pan Donut & Pastry Shop. This mom-and-pop bakery in Greenpoint has been a reliable breakfast staple for Brooklyn residents since the 1950s, offering original recipes, cheap coffee, and friendly service. Whether you’re in the mood for a Red Velvet Donut, an Everything Bagel with Lox, or a Breakfast Sandwich, Peter Pan will help you start the day off right.
Likkle More Jerk
Brooklyn is home to some of the best Jamaican restaurants in New York City, and one such spot is Likkle More Jerk. This modern-casual eatery offers generous lunch and dinner portions at affordable princes, and it’s a popular option for good takeout in Brooklyn. Try the go-to favorite Jerk Chicken dish, or get a hearty serving of Oxtail Stew with rice and peas. No matter what you choose at Likkle More Jerk, you’re going to get a whole lot of flavor!
Hawaiian street food meets Korean comfort food at Wiki Wiki in Downtown Brooklyn. Located in Dekalb Market Hall, this Hawaiian-influenced restaurant serves everything from poke with chojang sauce to shio ramen and bibimbob. Wiki Wiki is also a hot spot for locals who want good vegan food options in Brooklyn. Here, you’ll find plant-based bibimbob, ramen, and poke dishes.
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Craft + Carry
Want an incredible selection of local New York beers? Craft + Carry has you covered. This Brooklyn bar and beer shop works with local distributors and independent brewers throughout the New York City metro to serve craft beers, ciders, and more. At their Dekalb Market Hall location, Craft + Carry offers 12 rotating beers on tap, over 150 cans and bottles, and even 64-ounce growlers to go.
Ample Hills Creamery
Locals will tell you that Ample Hills Creamery has some of the best ice cream in NYC. Once a small pushcart in Prospect Park, this Brooklyn scoop shop now has several locations throughout the borough—and even some in Manhattan and Queens! Whenever you pop by Ample Hills for a tasty treat, be sure to try popular ice cream flavors like Ooey Gooey Butter Cake, Summer of Love, and Baked/Unbaked.
Where can you find arcade games, live music, and happy hour specials in one place? Wonderville! Located on Broadway between Bushwick and Bed-Stuy, this Brooklyn nightlife spot is all about indie arcade games created by local NYC developers in partnership with Death By Audio Arcade. While visiting Wonderville, don’t forget to try your hand at Killer Queen, the world’s only ten-player strategy arcade game. Wonderville even hosts tournaments for Killer Queen players!
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