Inside of Brooklyn in New York City lies an artsy, trendy, hip area known as Williamsburg. With a thriving music scene and parties from dusk till dawn – this is definitely the place to find some of the most unique shopping experiences.
Here are some of the top shops you’ll fall in love with.
Mast Brothers Chocolate
Located on North 3rd Street, Mast Brothers Chocolate is where to go to satisfy all of your chocolate cravings. With sustainably sourced and organic ingredients, eco-friendly packaging, and specialty chocolates crafted directly from the bean – it’s the chocolate lovers dream shop. Along with plenty to satisfy your sweet tooth, Mast Brothers Chocolate also has unique drinks like chocolate beer and other chocolate delights. You can even see how everything is done on one of their walking tours.
• 111 North 3rd Street, Williamsburg, Brooklyn
If you love comic books, graphic novels, or vintage magazines – Desert Island is where it’s happening. Located on Metropolitan Avenue, this shop caters to all-things comics. Since anyone can sell there, you will find artists from all over the globe. The shop is quirky and fun, and you won’t get that big box store vibe at all; it’s a more personalized store that you can spend hours in.
• 540 Metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn.
Twenty Sided Store
For your inner geek, Twenty Sided Store has everything from board games and role-playing games to card games and more. Along with shopping for everything you need, it is also a place to play with other gamers. You’ll find it on Grand Street between Marcy Avenue and Havemeyer Street.
• 362 Grand Street, Brooklyn.
Along with being a venue, Rough Trade has a cafe as well as all kinds of fascinating books and vinyl records. British punk and post-punk alike, all have a home here. You’ll find Rough Trade located on North 9th Street between Kent and Wythe Avenue.
“Record stores have long been forums for like-minded people. Stephen Godfroy, a co-owner of Rough Trade, said that they present an opportunity to discover music in ‘a non-algorithmic fashion.'”
While planning your visit and finding the best things to do in New York next month, stop by these shops in Williamsburg that aren’t the mainstream.