- The 6,000-sq.-ft. grocer stocks supermarket brands and indie brands; most of them are organic, pretty much all are good for you.
- The prepared-foods section is
foodie crackthe 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."
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
200 Schermerhorn Street, Boerum Hill, Brooklyn