Southern US in Brooklyn: Fort Greene, Clinton Hill & Bed-Stuy

The homey atmosphere and tasty Southern food make Peaches a Bed-Stuy favorite. Stone-ground grits with blackened catfish is popular at all hours, while the granola-crusted French toast with fresh berries is in demand at brunch. Black-kale salad, roasted-beet salad and sides like garlic-sautéed broccoli or gooey mac 'n' cheese are the best of the rather limited vegetarian options.

The owners also have three other Southern-food restaurants around Brooklyn, including one specializing in BBQ and another in shrimp and crab.