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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If you're looking for a custom-made conversation piece, hit up Crown Heights-based accessories designer Barbara Campbell.
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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're partial to Grady's Cold Brew at R29 — come summertime, it's basically our power source.
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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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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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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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Hand-trimmed beef + hand-roasted spices = The best beef jerky Brooklyn can handle.