A mecca for artists, creatives, and foodies, Brooklyn’s Bushwick neighborhood is a destination for nightlife, street art, and of course, dining.
Originally a farming community, the image of Bushwick you may know today is quite industrial. That’s because dozens of factories were built in the neighborhood in the 1850s and 1860s, attracting migrant workers from Germany and later Italy. Artist communities began populating the neighborhood as early as the 1980s, and soon after came the ultra-hip art galleries, converted warehouse music venues and restaurants serving a range of international cuisine. Today, the tight-knit community is overwhelmingly black and Latino, and though the neighborhood has undergone significant gentrification, much like its neighbors Williamsburg and Greenpoint, there are still family businesses clinging to their roots despite soaring real estate prices.
Nestled between East Williamsburg, Bed-Stuy, Ridgewood, Queens and Cypress Hills, the area’s culinary spectrum ranges from humble taquerias to highly acclaimed pizzerias. Whatever your mood, here are some of our favorite Bushwick restaurants.