Karczma, 136 Greenpoint Ave Brooklyn, NY 11222
Few things in life are more comforting than home cooked Polish cuisine. Greenpoint has a strong Polish heritage and this authentic spot delivers the vibe and the flavor. Servers are dressed up in traditional ware, Polish folk music is playing, and the pierogi are killer.
The grilled trout was a light and tasty main, and I’m told the stuffed cabbage was excellent.
El Born, 651 Manhattan Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11222
Inside or outside, you can’t escape this alluring atmosphere.
If you come during happy hour you are in for a particular treat, there is a special tapas menu with so many options $5 and under including olives, patatas bravas, croquetas, and sangria.
Another exceptional happy hour option is the individual paella! The most beautiful rainbow of veggies, this was such a delight.
Moe’s Doughs, 126 Nassau Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11222
Neither pretentious nor over the top, this donut shop with an old school feel is the real deal. They serve an imaginative selection of some of the best, most decadent, filling, delicious donuts. The crisp glaze that coats these donuts is immaculate. You should try a volcano donut, I’ve never seen this masterpiece elsewhere. The cake and the cream are a perfect blend, not overly sweet. It’s as hefty as eating two donuts, I wish I’d known before ordering three more!
I had to try a rainbow cake donut for the novelty, it’s a great plain tasting donut, moist and dense.
Other flavors that were available late at night? A banana nut and apple glaze – both with that stellar cake base, glaze, and fruity flavors. If you want something other than a donut, the menu includes egg sandwiches, muffins, burgers, grilled cheese, and middle eastern options like hummus and falafel.
+Don’t forget another awesome Greenpoint restaurant, have brunch at Five Leaves!