Carina Finn KoeppicusNYC Writer
Carina is a native New Yorker who wakes up every morning already thinking about dinner. She writes about all things food-related, from cookware to obscure regional hot dogs, and can’t stop buying vintage cookbooks. She splits her time between Brooklyn and upstate NY, where she’s learning to grow the foods she loves to eat.
Our 10 favorite spots for Italian sandwiches, Chinese dumplings, brunch, Thai, and more.
Come to Karam in Bay Ridge for Lebanese-style sandwiches, za’atar pies, and lahmajeen.
This Lebanese sweet shop in Bay Ridge is exactly where you should come for semolina cakes, baklava, and other desserts.
Balady, a Lebanese staple in Bay Ridge, is one of the best halal markets in Brooklyn.
Bay Root Meats is a bodega-sized Lebanese market where you should buy jars of pickled radish and wreaths of fluffy, sesame-studded bread.
If you want to eat kibbeh, or need to plan a special occasion meal, go to Lebanese spot Le Sajj in Bay Ridge
Local expert Jeanette Chawki shows us her favorite spots in the neighborhood for mezze, za’atar pies, and more.
Brancaccio’s Food Shop in Windsor Terrace makes delicious Italian sandwiches.
Regina Bakery is a classic Italian bakery in Windsor Terrace with amazing cookies.
The Double Windsor is a very solid gastropub in Windsor Terrace.
Little Tonino’s Pizzeria is our go-to slice shop in Windsor Terrace.