Greenpoint makes a serious push to become a foodie destination

September 11, 2018 By Bridget Belfiore Special to the Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Manhattan Avenue in Greenpoint. Eagle photo by Paul Frangipane
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With some recent delicious additions, Greenpoint could outshine Williamsburg as a cuisine center.  

The former industrial hub has transformed into a cheaper substitute for foodies.  According to an article by The New York Times, Greenpoint has opened quite a few new restaurants this year, namely Di An Di, famous for pho; Bernie’s, a stylish diner; Annicka, a farm brewery restaurant with New York-made drinks; and Oxomoco, a Mexican restaurant with an aerial atmosphere.

There are even more dining options planned for the fall, like Alula, a Middle Eastern cafe; Paulie Gee’s Slice Shop, a flagship restaurant; and Ovenly Studio One54, a flagship bakery.         

Greenpoint mirrors almost the exact luxuries that Williamsburg does: a myriad of stores, restaurants and apartments that are close to Manhattan, and scenic views of the water.  Yet, Greenpoint is still unique in its appeal. Nick Padilla, chef and owner of the Palace, commented on the area, telling the Times that “because [Greenpoint] is so disconnected, it has this small-town charm.”  His restaurant, co-owned and managed by Mary Shultz and Rita Puskas, is slated to open next month and will specialize in class cocktails and “unpretentious, blue-collar” food like corned beef and collard green melts.”

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