I love to shop at places where I can get the things I want and find little surprises that I didn’t know I needed, while I’m there.
Many many months ago I was on my way from the city and I was starving as usual. I was looking for someplace to grab a quick bite before I grocery shopped. I was entertaining a few friends the next day and was waaaayyyyyy behind. No lunch menu, only wine, cocktails, and dessert were confirmed. I stumbled upon this cute shop that had the word Provisions in its name and was instantly curious.
Why not grab something to go, pick up some cheese for a board of some sort before I grocery shopped. I spotted a place to park and thought, “this was meant to be” and headed into Bklyn Larder.
Pleasantly surprised is an understatement. I pretty much planned my entire menu while I shopped and was happy I didn’t have to go to the grocery store. There were some really nice offerings and several unique finds that would normally require a trip to a specialty shop.
It would be a few months until I visit again. One of my friends that lunched with me the day after my first visit to Bklyn Larder called to ask where I had purchased all of the “tasty goodies” that I served at lunch. She was having a quick brunch for her family. She drove from Long Island, picked me up and we headed to Bklyn Larder.
Bklyn Larder is a Cheese and Provisions shop located on Flatbush Avenue. A neighborhood staple, specializing in sustainably produced ingredients and serving the Park Slope and Prospect Height sections of Brooklyn. And quite accessible to all of Brooklyn.
Visiting the shop one can expect to encounter a group of individuals that are kind, welcoming and passionate about the role they play at Bklyn Larder. You will immediately notice how knowledgeable the staff is. Whether you’re asking about new items or they are recommending something tasty to you. It’s a treat to visit.
Formally The Larder (established in 2009) and was part of a family of businesses on Flatbush Avenue. From Francine Stephens and Andrew Feinberg including Franny’s, Marcos, and Roses’ Bar and Grill.
In 2017 when the owners of The Larder decided to venture out, Mandy Wynn took the reigns and Bklyn Larder was born. The Lader wasn’t just a shop to Mandy it was a place that held a special place in her heart. She not only turned to The Larder for dinner for her family at times, they had also catered for her wedding anniversary and her husband’s birthday. And in times where she needed a gift for her foodie friends, The Larder delivered.
Bklyn Larder places great value on our environment and it shows in their business dealings. From designing and constructing the space using environmentally friendly materials such as soy-based biofoam for insulation and reclaimed materials. To utilizing Wind power solutions through ConEdison. Utilizing appliances that are water and energy-efficient. And using packaging that are made from recycled and/or biodegradable materials.
Bklyn Larder take pride in remaining true to their values of being an environmentally friendly business, a people’s business and a small business, business. By bringing the best in fresh local food, made in small batches. Sourcing products from restaurant vendors and small makers. Making sure their vendors follow the seasons with responsible and ethical growing and preparation practices. While Providing a space for small businesses and local crafter to sell their products.
I love that I can pick up house-made Gelato, their famous Pistachio cake or flourless chocolate coconut macaroon. I can grab an assortment of hand-crafted cheeses, hot sauces or cute oil and vinegar baskets. Plus an extensive offering of specialty items whenever I want. Or if I needed a caterer, they can offer me a variety of house-made goodies. In mornings when I’m in the neighborhood I can stop by for freshly baked goods that are made daily.
Now it’s the holidays and Bklyn Larder is the perfect place to grab a gift card, a gift basket, a corporate gift or a holiday basket.
I especially love their Made in Brooklyn baskets. Which offers some of the best goods made right here in our beautiful borough. And their Larder made offer the best of Bklyn Larder and you will definitely fall in love.
Bklyn Larder has continued to hold steadfast in a climate of here today gone tomorrow, without sacrificing service or goods. It’s the perfect place to experience freshness or uniqueness whether you’re looking for a gift or a bite.
Next time you’re on Flatbush Avenue – Stop by Bklyn Larder. At your computer head to their website and order. They are still items available from their catering menu for Thanksgiving. All cheese boards and samplers are 15% off until Sunday.
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228 Flatbush Avenue Corner of Bergen
Sunday 9 AM to 8 PM
Monday – Saturday 9 AM to 9 PM