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Good Meals in a Weird Hood at Mazzat

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Did you know Brooklyn has a “Columbia Street Waterfront District”? Nope? Me neither. Kind of right there with Kips Bay in the “Neighborhoods people smile and nod and maybe even think you’re a douche when you bring up” category. Well, it’s located on Columbia Street (see what they did there!?), between the BQE and where the East River meets the Upper Bay, and I guarantee whether you want to or not you will find yourself there at some point. You will be confused because maybe you walked over a bridge to get there but didn’t have to walk over one to get back. You will be tired. You will be hungry. You will go to Mazzat.

It wouldn’t be hard to miss Mediterranean food spot Mazzat, but you would regret it. Never crowded, you can cozy up in their comfortable boho-style digs for as long as you need to get your bearings again. The sandwiches are consistently awesome and filling (Falafel $5, Chicken Kebab $7, Burgers $8), but one of the best strategies is to split a bunch of their $4-$5 apps with a pal. Feta Cheese Dip comes with walnuts and fresh cucumber, Foul Moudammus is roasted and filling, and all come with as much fresh pita bread and crisps as you need. You’ll probably want to use some as breadcrumbs to make sure you can find your way there again… next time, with coupons.

Mazzat
208 Columbia St (at Sackett)
[Columbia Street Waterfront District]

Photo Credit: NYMag.com

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Jill S.

Jill S.

Jill is an Ohio native and Boston University graduate who refuses to stop saying "pop" and wearing her Red Sox gear despite being heckled for doing so since moving to Brooklyn. She's been honing her thrifty ways since doing that silly thing people talk about when they ignore reason to follow their hearts and chose a career in the fulfilling but faltering music industry. She earns her beer money as a publicist and writer, and spends her spare time cooking, biking, and trying to decide if she's ready to get a cat.