Sheepshead Bay Specialty
Roll N Roaster
2901 Emmons Ave., Sheepshead Bay
Come for the roast beef (it’s expertly roasted in-house; choose between medium or well-done and ask for a side of fries-n-cheez), stay for the authentic, old-school Brooklyn vibes. This place has been a treasured neighborhood staple since the ’70s, and the retro decor and rows of banana-yellow booths are a testament to the decade.
Cherry Hill Gourmet
1901 Emmons Ave., Sheepshead Bay
Cherry Hill is truly special. In addition to all the traditional Russian-food staples—smoked fish, killer beet salad (sounds weird but it’s actually delicious), and what feels like fifty different pickled-veggie varieties—they have excellent produce and a bakery section that looks like something out of a fairytale.