Five Things to Know About: Brooklyn Fare

This highly-anticipated grocer finally opened yesterday in Boerum Hill. So what's all the hoopla about?

  1. The 6,000-sq.-ft. grocer stocks supermarket brands and indie brands; most of them are organic, pretty much all are good for you.
  2. The prepared-foods section is foodie crack the real reason to shop here. That's because there's an actual chef at work: Cesar Ramirez of Bouley and Bar Blanc. Previews from Gothamist list "sushi beyond California rolls, braised short ribs, meatloaf, and mac and cheese," plus "a fava bean and artichoke salad [that] contained fresh, tiny artichokes peeled by hand and was dotted with herbs. Roasted peppers did not come from a can and were marinated in a vinaigrette made from even more roasted peppers." It's sold by the pound, but Serious Eats says expect to pay "$8 to $10 for an entree's worth."
  3. There's a café inside Brooklyn Fare serving pastries from Choice Market, breads from Il Forno in Brooklyn and Pan de Avenue in Queens, and coffee from Intelligentsia in Chicago.
  4. Next month, BF adds a restaurant just down the street, in the commissary where the food's currently prepared, says Gothamist. Expect five-course meals at "reasonable prices." Also coming around then: Cooking classes taught by Ramirez himself.
  5. BF is mere blocks away from the Trader Joe's at Court and Atlantic, which itself is catty-corner from dry-goods depot Sahadi's, so if you live nearby, you pretty much win the food jackpot. 

Brooklyn Fare
200 Schermerhorn Street, Boerum Hill, Brooklyn
(718) 243-0050

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