Brooklyn. It's more than a borough; it's a brand, synonymous with products that are locally made and internationally respected.
In the past few years, the allure of Brooklyn has expanded beyond great vintage finds, craft beers, and artisanal coffee shops; today, the mere idea of Brooklyn-made products, which have garnered a cult-like following of people searching for items (be it food, liquor, or home decor) that are sourced and produced in NYC's most populated borough, can be a serious shopping draw. There's even an official logo for products demonstrating the appropriate level of "Brooklyn-ness."
With all of the chocolates and linens and cold brews and face creams hailing from BK, it can certainly be overwhelming. Fear not, we rounded up 30 of our faves from, arguably, the most happening 'hood around.
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Brooklyn Candle Studio's delicious-smelling soy candles are hand-poured into adorable mason jars by "fragrance mixologist" Tamara Jerardo.
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Brooklyn Brine Co.: Delighting Kings County pickle lovers since 2010.
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If you're looking for a custom-made conversation piece, hit up Crown Heights-based accessories designer Barbara Campbell.
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Alexandra Ferguson's pillows aren't just sassy — they're also made exclusively from recycled materials.
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Everyone in Greenpoint knows that Bellocq Tea Atelier brings next-level tea game.
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Everything about The Chili Lab is local: Its bottle illustrations, its label, its packaging, and its salts all come from other small Brooklyn companies.
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When you sign a lease in Brooklyn, it should come with one of Claudia Pearson's iconic tea towels.
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We don't usually get excited about condiments, but Empire Mayonnaise makes small-batch non-GMO mayo in flavors that will totally blow your mind.
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Inspired by seances and tarot card readings, Erica Bradbury's Williamsburg store is as quirky and quaint as its jewelry line.
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We're partial to Grady's Cold Brew at R29 — come summertime, it's basically our power source.
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Nothing rivals Brooklyn Limegreen's organic, raw, and unrefined sensibility.
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Sesame Letterpress' supplies come from local vendors, and most materials are made right in New York. Oh, and even their coasters just happen to be frame-worthy.
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The sweetest thing coming out of Bed-Stuy.
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Clair Catillaz's clay pieces are all carefully crafted (with love) in her Brooklyn studio.
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Fun fact: It might only be four years old, but Kings County Distillery is New York City's oldest operating whiskey distillery. It also produces some of the best bourbon we've ever tasted.
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Designer Johanna Methusalemsdottir of Kria, who moved to New York from Iceland when she was a teenager, crafts all her delicate jewels by hand.
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Salty Road has the perfect rags-to-riches story, moving from a Brooklyn apartment to its very own candy factory.
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Founder Nekisia Davis left her post at popular Park Slope pizzeria Franny's to start baking granola — and we couldn't be happier she did.
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Sriracha is hot in Brooklyn, but Ft. Greene Farms's blend may reign supreme: It uses garlic, shallots, lime, and fresno chili made right in the 'hood.
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Mast Brothers: The Willy Wonkas of Williamsburg.
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Jewelry made from feathers, bones, snakeskin, and insects? Yes, please.
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Shake, rattle, and roll. Learn to make a cocktail from the best Brooklyn has to offer: Eric Prum and Josh Williams, the guys behind The Mason Shaker.
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Hartland Brooklyn's paper products are decorated by vegetable based inks and local foil stamping, and they're sent with love in 100% post consumer paper bags.
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The Jam Stand's motto? "Packaged food doesn’t have to mean processed food." Amen.
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Hand-trimmed beef + hand-roasted spices = The best beef jerky Brooklyn can handle.