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Every week, I document another dish that impressed and satiated me during my food adventures around New York City
I love when local neighborhood businesses work together. It’s the story of the Brownstone Brooklyn tour that I lead in the neighborhoods of Carroll Gardens/Cobble Hill. On the tour we visit cheese shops, coffee roasters, and bakeries. And they sell each other’s products. It’s a food eco-system and I love it!
Tekoå definitely practices that ethic. Last year, the bright all-day café moved into the former home of neighborhood favorite Ted & Honey. The latter closed for personal reasons but their neighbor, Alex Raij (who owns the adjacent La Vara) picked up where they left off.
The pastries and sandwiches are a bit more experimental than you would think. Chef Raij is inspired by ingredients from all over the world. And more immediately, from her neighbors.