3 Best Places to Shop in Gowanus, New York City

Find Home Furnishings

A visit to Find Home Furnishings has become a pilgrimage for vintage and one-of-a-kind furniture geeks. One reason is the prices, which are considerably lower than at similar high-end Manhattan shops. Popular items include trunks, dining room tables, benches, stools, and desks---ranging in style from mid-century modern to reproductions to Indonesian teak.

The Modern Chemist

International beauty products from Asia, Scandinavia, and beyond (Korean face masks, SachaJuan hair care, Turkish perfumes) as well as hip little gift items fill shelves at this tiny branch of the independent pharmacy. The DUMBO location (62 Water Street) is three times the size, with more offerings.

Whole Foods

This isn’t your average Whole Foods Market. Built to serve the grocery-starved, food-obsessed Brooklyn population and to display the borough’s exploding local food scene, the 55,000-square-foot store includes a restaurant, rooftop beer garden with trivia night, and, of course, aisles and aisles of artisanal foodstuffs. Hit the massive salad and prepared-food bar, and take your bounty to the spacious seating area upstairs.

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