Brooklyn Streets and Eats

November 11, 2010 by

Photo by Robin Plaskoff Horton

One can always find a place to garden in the city. This sink garden is outside Brooklyn Kitchen, one my new favorite culinary adventure stops in the Williamsburg neighborhood. “We have turned a 7000 sf former warehouse next the BQE into a destination for anyone who likes food and cooking,” say co-owners Taylor Erkkinen and Harry Rosenblum. “We are not a specialty food shop, but we specialize in food.”

In addition to a well-selected range of cooking supplies and tabletop items, the store stocks hyperlocal foods like pickles from Brooklyn Brine Company, relishes from McClures, salsa from The Brooklyn Salsa Company (we bought the “Pure”), and produce from some of Brooklyn’s rooftop farms including 10th Acres Farms and Ben Flanner’s Brooklyn Grange. I bought some amazing artisanal natural ginger syrup from another local purveyor, P&H Soda and Syrup.

Photos by Robin Plaskoff Horton

They teamed up with Tom Mylan, Brent Young, and Benjamin Turley to form their butcher department, The Meat Hook, which stocks custom cuts, sausage, and a great dry goods department. The Meat Hook brings in “butcher to table” meats from pretty close by, though I don’t know of any Brooklyn ranchers…yet.

This tee shirt is the perfect blend for New York foodies.

Photos by Robin Plaskoff Horton

In two lab kitchens where the owners aspire to “create a place to experiment and learn about cooking in an a la carte fashion,” Brooklyn Kitchen offers special private and public events as well cooking classes including an Introduction to Home Brewing.

Brooklyn Kitchen
100 Frost Street
Brooklyn, NY 11211

Meat Hook
(same location as above)


  1. Annie Haven said:

    great article and post love the vertical garden : )

    — November 12, 2010 @ 10:12

  2. Ellen said:

    Brooklyn Kitchen is a dangerous place to go with a credit card. Forget shoes and jewelry…this is the stuff!

    — December 16, 2010 @ 09:25

  3. Agen Bola said:

    great article and post love the vertical garden : )

    — August 17, 2012 @ 00:16

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