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DINING / BARS : AMERICAN

Brooklyn Farmacy & Soda Fountain

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Take the first sip of a frothy egg cream at Brooklyn Farmacy, and you instantly recognize the taste of good medicine. It helps that you are seated at a classic soda fountain counter in a lovingly restored drug store with original fixtures from the 1920’s. There are endless wooden drawers and nooks stocked with vintage bottles, once containing lotions and potions for the folks of Carroll Gardens. Syphoning the last taste of a milk shake, or scraping the bottom of a sundae dish— you can’t help but reminisce about the good old days.

The modern-day Brooklyn Farmacy has quickly become a neighborhood favorite, anchoring itself amongst the brownstone-lined streets. Not only are they pleasing customers with classic egg creams, they are purveyors of seasonal and regional food of all varieties. Ice cream is sourced from Adirondack Creamery, pickled fiddleheads are brought in from Maine, and they’ve started a CSA with Red Jacket Orchards. Daily pie specials, ice cream sandwiches, Pink Poodles (made with hibiscus soda), and cherry lime rickeys are also on order.

For all the sweet, wholesome goodness, they add a dose of Brooklyn attitude. Look for the “Jerks” behind the counter and the vintage laxatives label hung at eye-level in the lavatory.

COMMENTS

Bobby
said at 1pm
August 11, 2010

When do I get The Scout video tour?

Tom Ran
said at 9pm
August 11, 2010

No need to actually, the Discovery Channel shot an episode of Construction Intervention at this space.

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