Fort Greene/Clinton Hill
What you’re getting: Spicy eggplant sandwich
From the team behind neighborhood bakery and Smorgasburg favorite the Good Batch, the teeny Gordon Savory layers roasted eggplant, pickled jalapeños, pesto, and feta on Sullivan Street Pizza Bianca Bread. The shop also plays home to a handful of local goods, so pick up a hunk of New York State cheese or house-made bread on your way out.
DeKalb Market Hall
What you’re getting: Sample platter at Pierogi Boys or doner kebab sandwich from Kotti Berliner Doner Kebab
Without DeKalb Market Hall, the Flatbush extension off the Manhattan Bridge would be a sad scope of high rises juxtaposed with NYC’s few remaining gas stations. But here you’ll find City Point’s underground market, 40 food stalls strong and home to plump potato and cheese pierogi and a Middle Eastern, focaccia-like sandwich piled high with doner meat, feta cheese, cucumbers, and red onions.
What you’re getting: The Lunch
At lunchtime on any given day, Bunna will be a cornucopia of devoted long-time Bushwick residents, offering some good natured side eye to anyone who looks like they might hail from somewhere absurd like Manhattan. The cozy, casual cafe offers a melange of seven tasty Ethiopian treats scooped onto a plate and served with traditional injera -- a sourdough flatbread -- all for a meager $8.