If your New Year’s resolution was to eat healthier, you’ll be happy to learn that Kings County has a number of organic grocery stores to choose from. Following are our top five picks for organic grocery stores in Cobble Hill, Park Slope, Bushwick, Brooklyn Heights, and Red Hook.


Trader Joe’s (Cobble Hill)
As the only Trader Joe’s in Brooklyn, this place is perpetually busy. Here you’ll find an extensive selection of organic fresh fruit and veggies, as well as organic meat, peanut butter, mayo, milk, coconut oil… you name it. The prices, too, are reasonable, as far as organic groceries go. Just be prepared to wait in a long checkout line.

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The historic neighborhood of Brooklyn Heights isn’t large, and the main commercial drag looks like it belongs more to a small town than a New York City neighborhood. But there are plenty of shops and restaurants along Montague Street, as it makes its way to the Brooklyn Promenade with its great views of the Manhattan skyline.

In the blocks off Montague, you’ll find even more local shopping as well as the stately brownstones that make this neighborhood so beloved. Here are a few of our favorite shopping spots in Brooklyn Heights for clothing, gifts, food, and vintage finds.

Brooklyn Women’s Exchange | via Facebook

Brooklyn Women’s Exchange
Brooklyn Women’s Exchange is a not-for-profit, volunteer-run craft and gift shop that was founded way back in 1854. The store sells items made by craftspeople around the country, including right here in Brooklyn. You’ll find unique jewelry, table linens, home décor, stationery, accessories, clothes, and toys for children and babies — check out their list of crafters and goods to see exactly what the store carries. This is the perfect spot to find a one-of-a-kind gift. (more…)