12. Cobble Hill has many Middle Eastern shops and restaurants
On the border of Cobble Hill and Downtown Brooklyn, mainly along Atlantic Avenue, are many Middle Eastern shops and restaurants that pull in people from across the city. With another location in Bay Ridge, Yemen Cafe is a neighborhood favorite, serving up Yemeni staples including a stew called saltah and chicken haneeth. Next door is Hadramout Restaurant, named after a region of eastern Yemen, which serves dishes like lamb ghallaba, fahsa fish, and fassoulia. There is also a new coffee shop named Diwan serving traditional Yemeni drinks and snacks.
Middle Eastern shops near these three eateries include Oriental Pastry & Grocery and Malko Karkanni Bros, offering all sorts of Middle Eastern food and goods. Across the street, Damascus Bread and Bakery Shop serves up fresh Syrian breads and pastries, including spinach pie, kibbeh, walnut baklava, and guraiba. A few doors down is Sahadi’s, a popular Middle Eastern grocery.
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