The 4th of July is a time to enjoy the city outdoors—and we think that Prospect Park is one of the best places to do just that. With numerous spaces to barbecue, and some of the best scenery in Brooklyn, you’re sure to enjoy your holiday. So here, we present our guide to doing the 4th as our founders intended: with hot dogs, hamburgers, and some much-needed sunshine.
Every good barbecue needs supplies. Luckily, this is Brooklyn, and you can get just about anything, just about anywhere, just about anytime.
If you need basic supplies for a barbecue (meat, soda, cheese, veggies, watermelon, you know the drill) these groceries are within blocks of the park, ready to help you out.
Lincoln Market, located at 33 Lincoln Road, between Flatbush and Ocean avenues.
Key Food, located at 786 Flatbush Avenue, between Lenox Road and Clarkson Avenue.
P&E Grocery, located at 228 Prospect Park West, between Prospect Avenue and Windsor Place.
Bob and Betty’s, 805 Franklin Avenue, between Lincoln Place and Eastern Parkway.
Union Market, located at 402-404 7th Avenue, between 12th and 13th streets.
All good things must come to an end, and it’s up to you to make sure that ending is a sweet one. All of these spots for sweet treats are walking distance from your perfect barbecue.
Uncle Louie G’s, located at 157 Prospect Park Southwest, between Vanderbilt and Seeley streets.
Scoops, located at 624 Flatbush Avenue, between Fenimore Street and Rutland Road.
Blue Marble, located at 186 Underhill Avenue, between Sterling Place and St. Johns Place.
Ladybird Bakery, located at 1112 8th Avenue, between 11th and 12th streets.
If you hate barbecue, can’t stand the rules, or just want to sit in a different, non-approved area of the park while you eat, these spots offer great choices just steps away. Indulge in things that are easy to take away and eat outdoors.
Bene, for pizza by the slice, located at 157 Prospect Park Southwest, between Vanderbilt and Seeley streets.
Terrace Bagels, located at 222-222A Prospect Park West, between 16th Street and Windsor Place.
Cheryl’s Global Soul, located at 236 Underhill Avenue, between Lincoln Road and North Service Road.
Dub Pies, for savory New Zealand style pies, located at 211 Prospect Park West, between Prospect Park Southwest and 16th Street.
Suzy’s Roti Parlour, located at 907 Church Avenue, between E 10th Street and Coney Island Avenue.
Kulushkat, for mediterranean, located at 1137 Washington Avenue, between Lincoln Road and Lefferts Avenue.
From all of us at Bklyner, have a happy and safe 4th of July! We hope you enjoy the holiday basking in the sun with good food, good friends, and a good time.