One of the many reasons Derek and I love Red Hook is the deserted feeling that tends to overcome our minds when exploring this Brooklyn neighborhood. There is hardly any traffic, let alone honking. The streets are quiet and empty. And the best part: this area isn’t accessible by subway, which is the main reason why there aren’t mobs of people flooding the sidewalks. If you ask me, Red Hook is the perfect go-to when you want peace of mind, and of course if you’re looking for some of the best eateries in all of NYC.
Luckily for us, this neighborhood is just a short bus ride away from our apartment. All it takes is about twenty minutes, and we suddenly arrive in this quiet paradise. One of our favorite places to eat at when exploring this area is the charming corner restaurant called Fort Defiance. Located in the heart of Red Hook’s downtown, this place serves up a mighty delicious brunch.
Think: homemade jalapeno cornbread, poached eggs, and a nice serving of collards. I don’t know about you, but my southern taste-buds sometimes can’t handle the excitement of all the flavorful food. Absolutely mouth-watering!
There is no doubt about it, we love spending weekends perusing around Red Hook. And I’m sure we’ve only scratched the surface of all the many enchantments this neighborhood has to offer. If you’re in the area, I’d definitely make the trip out to this “deserted” end of the city.