Killer Picnics for Brooklyn Beaches at Brighton Bazaar


Who can argue with bacon-wrapped bone-in chicken parts as perfect picnic fare?

The first picnic of the spring season is pending. I recommend the Brooklyn beaches, as laid-back as they ever get, including plenty of places to hunker down and dine with a surreptitious bottle of wine, with sand or without. Located in Brighton Beach right off of Coney Island Avenue, midway between Coney Island Beach and Manhattan Beach, Brighton Bazaar is a Russian supermarket with just about the best carryout you’ve ever seen.

Pickled watermelon: vegetable course or savory dessert?

Pickled king oyster mushrooms

One of the composed-salad cases

Pickled herring with onions

Amazingly delicious and rich roast sturgeon

Lobia, a Georgian salad of creamy kidney beans

The very French veal-tongue in a parsley vinaigrette

Baked apples

Uzbek carrot salad, dressed with safflower oil and chiles

Sauteed chicken livers: perfect beach finger food

Brighton Bazaar
1007 Brighton Beach Avenue
Brighton Beach, Brooklyn

Pickled garlic–pop a clove between bites!