Greenpoint has its fair share of sit-down delicious brunches and creative dining, but sometimes you just want something quick, easy, and authentic. Whether you’re craving a good old New York bagel or a traditional lamb kebab, we’ve got you covered with these on-the-go places – AND you can take 25% off when you pay with the Cinch app for Toast to Greenpoint, which ends tomorrow (Sunday, 5/12)! Cinch helps you explore local spots and get exclusive offers like this one, all in your own backyard.
Download Cinch here and enter code TOAST25 when you pay.
Baker’s Dozen is Greenpoint institution for the classic New York bagel. Get a bacon, egg, and cheese, a lox and cream cheese, or a turkey, cheddar, and avocado. They also do wraps and omelets, but let’s be honest, if you’re coming here you’re grabbing a bagel.
Afghan Kabab and Grill House Aromatic rice and tender meats are the calling card of this hole in the wall. The lamb, chicken, and beef kebabs are their specialty, and they also offer curries and appetizers such as samosas. If you’re not a meat eater, try the eggplant or okra over rice.
Norman Cafe Fast vegan and vegetarian fare, classic and fresh. The owner of Norman Cafe has lived in Greenpoint for 22 years. At his last restaurant realized that plant-based foods were some of the most popular, which led to the creation of this all-veggie spot. Try the turmeric scrambled tofu burrito or the vegan maple tempeh BLT!
Polka Dot Cafe offers up simple and authentic home-cooked Polish food. As more and more super-modern eateries move into our neighborhood, Polka Dot (which was founded in 1996 as a butcher shop) remains a stalwart reminder of Greenpoint’s Polish heritage. You can find both traditional Polish dishes and more modern recipes here, though, as the owner keeps up with changing times and palates.
Toast to Greenpoint is a celebration of the neighborhood produced by Cinch, which aims to connect local residents with neighborhood businesses to discover new experiences and exclusive offers. Check out the rest of the 20+ participating restaurants and bars here, some recommendations for Mother’s Day brunch spots, or simply visit your “rewards” tab in the app to explore!