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While Industry City is known for its architecture, design and biotech innovations, there is one aspect of this New York City microcosm that we hunger for the most: the food. Located on the waterfront in Sunset Park, the warehousing and manufacturing complex happens to be filled with deliciously unique restaurants of all types. Naturally, we’ve taken it upon ourselves to compile a list of the very best options in the area:

1. Yaso Tangbao

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Home of the Nanxiang soup dumpling, Yaso Tangbao brings Shanghai street food to the confines of the city. The soup dumpling, which dates back to 1871, has been polished and perfected by this New York City restaurant. It’s offered in three different varieties: Yaso Pork Soup Dumplings, Blue Crab and Pork Soup Dumplings, and Spicy Pork Soup Dumplings — each savory and delicious in its own unique way.

Yaso Tangbao also offers other authentic Shanghainese dishes like steamed baos and Chicken Shao Mai (sticky rice dumplings), along with a variety of noodle dishes. Along with its restaurant in industry city, Yaso Tangbao can be found in Downtown Brooklyn, and soon, Midtown East.

Location: 253 36th Street, Brooklyn, NY

2. Avocaderia

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Deemed the world’s first “Avocado Bar,” Avocaderia serves dishes inspired by a diverse arena of food types, including Mexican, Japanese, and even Egyptian. However (as you may have inferred from the eatery’s name), every dish contains avocado, in some shape or form. Your options range from toasts and salads to bowls and smoothies — each made with raw ingredients and prepared with non-invasive cooking techniques such as sous vide.

Avocaderia promotes avocados as vital to healthy eating, since they contain 250 mg of potassium, nearly 20 vitamins and minerals, and a daily does of fiber in each 50 mg serving. This is definitely one of the healthiest and most unique restaurants in Industry City, and one certainly worth the visit.

Location: 254 36th Street, Brooklyn, NY

3. Kotti Berliner Doner Kebab

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This delicious Turkish street food has an interesting backstory in relation to German history. After World War II, the migration of Turkish people to West Berlin brought an entirely new cultural group to the country, introducing Germany to the Doner Kebab, which quickly grew and became widely popular among the people. Founder of Kotti Berliner, Ekran Emre, had eaten doner all his life until he moved to New York, where he could not find decent kebab in the entire city. And so came the birth of Kotti Berliner Doner Kebab.

This restaurant uses antibiotic-free meats and local produce in its cooking, making the food both healthy and delicious. Along with Doner Kebabs, it also serves sandwiches and salads just as tasty as its namesake dish. This Turkish/German hybrid results in what we believe to be some of the most delicious European food in Industry City.

Location: 220 36th Street, Brooklyn, NY

4. Taco Mix

Taco Mix is definitely one of the best places to fulfill your craving for Mexican cuisine. Dishing out what was voted as one of the 12 best tacos in all of New York by Eater, this small eatery serves uniquely Mexican dishes, which is surprisingly difficult to find in a city like New York. Taco Mix is also known for their vast collection of taco toppings, with an abundance of fresh veggies, sauces, and guacamole. From its carnitas and corn tortillas to its array of salsas, there are few Mexican restaurants that can compare to Taco Mix.

Taco Mix extended its original location on 116th street to Industry City, a perfect addition to the eclectic collection of restaurants already in the area.

Location: 220 36th Street, Brooklyn, NY

5. Pickle Shack

Not to worry — there’s a spot in Industry City for our vegan eaters too. Pickle Shack, formerly Brine & Dine, a seasonal vegan cafe and pickle shop, offers a delectable menu filled with completely vegan dishes. Some especially tasty menu options are The B & D Burger, Banh Mi (maple tofu with ginger kimchee), and a summer squash bowl. It also has raw and fried options, including, of course, savory fried pickles.

Stacked with a unique and interesting menu, this quaint restaurant also includes a variety of seasonal ferments with options like Garlic & Ginger Kimchee and Maple Mustard Daikon. It’s definitely a place to experiment with different tastes.

Location: 67 35th Street, Brooklyn, NY

6. Boil Boil

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This authentic ramen shop in Industry City produces some of the most savory, delectable bowls of ramen throughout New York City. Boil Boil promises the perfect combination of soft, bouncy noodles soaked in a pungent pork broth (crafted of bone, fat and marrow) to produce the most memorable bowl of ramen you have ever tasted. The restaurant’s four main bowls are Boil’s Miso Ramen, Boil’s Shoyu Ramen, Chicken Shio Ramen, and Hakata Style Tonkotsu Ramen.

Boil Boil is also one of the few ramen shops that offers delivery, allowing customers to enjoy their bowls wherever they please.

Location: 220 36th Street, Brooklyn, NY

7. Ends Meat

Ends Meat, a whole-animal salumeria in Industry City, is committed to selling meat only from farmers who raise their animals on pastures. It purchases its animal products from three major farms in New York and New Jersey, all of which raise completely hormone and antibiotic free chicken, cows, hogs, and even ostriches. Ends Meat is yet another healthy restaurant option in Industry City.

Its menu includes a delicious pulled pork sandwich, a chicken cutlet sandwich, in addition to Pork Pate and Bacon, along with daily specials and sides.

Location: 254 36th St, Brooklyn, NY

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