In conjunction with our Sample Sale, our team rounded up our favorite local spots to bring you the perfect Red Hook day. We like to think there's a little something special here for everyone - we hope you agree!
First thing's first - lets get you to Red Hook! We know this neighborhood can be a little tricky to travel to if you're not in practice. If using public transit, we recommend hopping on the F or G subway line to Smith & 9th St and walking from there, or taking the B61 bus to Van Brunt & Verona St. The South Brooklyn ferry also runs from Wall Street in Manhattan to Red Hook and costs the same as a subway ride. However, we've found cycling is often the quickest and most delightful method to get to Red Hook. There's a nice bike path along the water and a Citibike dock right outside our building!
Once you've arrived in Red Hook, grab a coffee and treat at Baked, home of Caroline's favorite chocolate chip cookie, and stroll along Van Brunt Street. Van Brunt is home to many sweet homeware and concept shops. Some of our favorite are Thank You Have A Good Day, Eerie Basin, and Piscina. If you're looking to add some greenery to your apartment this spring Chelsea Garden Center and Hooked on Plants are a must!
If all that shopping is starting to make you hungry, you're in luck! We like to think of Red Hook as the sandwich capital of Brooklyn. We've got the tried and true Court Street Grocers Hero Shop on Sullivan St, United Sandwiches of America in a silver bullet trailer down by the water, and the Brooklyn institution, Defontes - take your pick, there's no wrong answer!
After lunch, swing by our studio at 80 Richards St for our Sample Sale! We have loads of discounted products for you to browse, refreshments, and goods from local artisans Mater Soap and Raaka Chocolate! Find something special for Mother's Day or give your apartment a little spring refresh with our handmade home goods.
If you're craving more art, your next stop should be Pioneer Works on Pioneer St off of Van Brunt. Pioneer Works an old factory building that has been converted into a museum, artist residency and events space. They have incredible workshops, lectures, and concerts throughout the year.
Once you've gotten your creative fill, head over to Sunny's for happy hour. It’s a cozy little spot close to the water that's been around in some iteration for over 100 years! They have a great beer selection and a courtyard with twinkle lights and live music that reminds us of New Orleans. If you want to grab another bite, check out Hometown BBQ and the Brooklyn Crab around the corner. People travel far and wide to taste the BBQ at Hometown and there is typically a line out the door. Brooklyn Crab is super fun because they have a terrace where you can sit, eat, and admire the view of the city.
After dinner, a chocolate-covered key lime pie on a stick from Steve's is the only way to go. Find a bench on the nearby. pier and watch the sunset on the water at Louis Valentino Jr Park. It has the best view of the Statue of Liberty in the city and there are always a pack of pups running around. It simply doesn't get any better than that!