Park Slope has everything from Chinese takeout to sit-down locavore New American; cruise along Fifth Ave for the best options. Gowanus has restaurant clusters on Third and Fourth Aves around Union and 9th Sts.

Sunset Park's Industry City complex has superhip cafes, a gastropub and an outdoor bar; in 2018, a 20,000-sq-ft 'Japan Village' is set to open with six food stalls, an izakaya (Japanese pub serving tapas-style food) and more.

A small foodie enclave has sprung up along Fifth and Sixth Aves around 20th St in Greenwood Heights, near Green-Wood Cemetery; pocket-sized Lot 2 is a standout.