Out of all of the times I had ever been to NYC I realized I had never managed to truly explore Brooklyn. This time as I stopped in NY on my way back from Thailand I decided to investigate. Although maybe strange to some, the first thing on my list was the rather new DeKalb Market Hall, which showcases some of Brooklyn's best culturally inspired foods. I was not disappointed and managed to get a taste from several of the eateries including Paella Shack, Nobeltree coffee, Café D'Avignon, and Arepa Lady. All were fantastic, and I wish I would have had more room to sample from the rest of the vendors. The space was an experience in itself, the entire market housing a theater, multiple stores, with the restaurants all downstairs.
After DeKalb Market Hall I deiced to wander around Dekalb Avenue, a street with an lined with shops tucked into old brick buildings. Finally, I spent some time strolling down Atlantic Ave, and visited Kaight, a clothing store focused on sustainable, organic, and fashionable clothes. I can't wait until I can return and can see more of Brooklyn than a day trip allowed.