2 Best Places to Shop in Brooklyn Heights, New York City


Brooklyn Heights Fodor's choice

Inhale the aromas of spices and coffee beans as you enter this trading post that's been a neighborhood institution since 1948. They're not just purveyors of nuts, cheeses, olives, and other Middle Eastern grocery items, but also have a gourmet deli of prepared foods. Hot saj (unlevened flatbread) sandwiches are made to order, filled with curried chickpeas, falafels, za'ater (Middle Eastern spice blend) chicken, or harissa (hot chili pepper paste) salmon, along with your choice of veggies.

Two for the Pot

Brooklyn Heights

The name of this narrow shop, in business since 1973, refers to the indulgent practice of adding two extra scoops of coffee grounds to every pot you brew, and if you're at all fond of indulging your coffee or tea tastes, you must stop in here. The wide selection of top-quality beans and leaves is complemented by brewing paraphernalia, artisanal honey, and hard-to-find brands of U.K. sweets and other comestibles.