For the Love of Local

The pandemic has continued to show the merit in supporting our local ecosystem and how our community has a lot of richness and a lot of honesty. See some of our favorite food, beverage and local shops, all walking distance of Camp David.

• • •

Proof that the only thing better than a killer taco truck is a killer taco truck parked at a bar.

Chilo's – 740 5th Ave
Monday-Thursday: 4–11PM
Friday: 4–11PM
 Saturday: Noon–11PM
Sunday: Noon–10PM

New to the neighborhood, but not new to frozen drinks (the painkiller is our favorite), Chilo’s offers authentic Mexican tacos, tortas, and tostadas from a truck parked permanently on site. Take in views of the Green-woods high victorian style grand entrance.

Distance from Camp David: 20 minute walk

Tipping their hat to traditional Yemeni restaurants like Yemen Cafe, the two cousins behind Yafa wanted to showcase food that spoke to the intersection of their upbringing as Yemeni Brooklynites.

Yafa Cafe – 4415 4th Ave
Monday-Saturday: 8AM–7PM
Sunday: 8AM–5PM

Navigating two worlds, Yafa is a namesake honoring it’s roots, though it belongs to the new Brooklyn. This 40-seat cafe has become a quiet force in Yemeni representation in New York City, serving Yemeni-inflected food, some traditional and others, inspired in-between.

Distance from Camp David: 12 minute walk

Mama Tried offers a casual setting alongside a spacious backyard.

Mama Tried – 787 3rd Ave
Monday-Friday: 4PM–4AM
 Saturday & Sunday: 1PM–4AM

Mama Tried wants you to feel good and have a nice time (while enjoying chips and queso). They have house made vermouth and a big backyard. Bring them a photograph of your mama and they’ll pin it to the wall– Mama is open to interpretation.

Distance from Camp David: 12 minute walk

The owner of HiFi wanted the store to feel “like my living room, except that everything’s for sale”.

HiFi Provisions – 237 36th St
Thursday-Sunday: 11AM-6PM

A haven for crate-digging Brooklynites, HiFi Provisions is a passion project made official, after 10 years of obsessive collecting. Located across from Camp David, par-ooze records and other collectibles, like a vintage fly-fishing rod and old stereo equipment.

Distance from Camp David: 18 Steps from our Work Lounge

Shop healthy, hand-selected stems and plants waiting to be taken to their new homes!

Brooklyn's Green Boutique – 914 4th Ave
Tuesday & Wednesday: Noon–5PM
Thursday-Saturday: Noon–7PM
Sunday: Noon–4PM

Cut flowers, house plants and plant-centric gifts fill this hole in the wall flower shop 2 blocks from the train on 36th St. New to the neighborhood, Brooklyn’s Green Boutique is a perfect place to stop on your way to a friends or as an evening pick-me-up.

Distance from Camp David: 5 minute walk

Are you ready for a new favorite hobby? Because this is about to be the one.

We Gather
Find at the Wanted Design Store or online.

We Gather aims to celebrate textiles and all of the wonder, history, and meaning that they hold. Offering DIY kits that bring the textile fun to you, they focus on beginner to intermediate skill-building with clear instructions, and a chock full of favorite studio materials.

• • •

This Spring/Summer commit to steering away from big box food and retail. Instead, spend time in a new neighborhood and nurture your community.


More Bulletins

The Newsletter

Sign up for updates and events