It’s sweet, it’s salty, it’s crunchy, and some of the best is right here in Brooklyn– it’s GRANOLA. While there are plenty of fabulous granolas all over the city, I’ve selected three of my favorites that I recommend munching on right away. If you have a favorite Brooklyn-based granola that didn’t make my list, comment here!
1. Early Bird Foods & Co.
My favorite thing about Early Bird Granola is that it comes in four amazing flavors– sometimes I can’t decide which one I want to choose. They offer Farmhand’s Choice, a toasty blend with pecans, sunflower seeds, and brown sugar, the Choc-a-doodle-doo, a rich dark chocolate and coconut mix, Aloha, which features mango and macadamia nuts, and the Jubilee recipe a combo of sweet cherries and salty pistachios. All varieties are entirely handmade in Brooklyn, and can be purchased at spots like Choice Greene, Blue Marble Ice Cream, and Crop to Cup Cafe.
2. Baked Granola
Everyone knows Baked for their renowned cupcakes and cookies– but did you know they have spectacular granola too? The bakery serves up Chocolate and Mountain blends, but I suggest the classic House blend. With oats, almonds, hazlenuts, raisins, dried cherries, honey, and cinnamon, this one’s the perfect topper for yogurt or ice cream. The ingredients are all natural, and if you’ve ever tried Baked’s other desserts– you know they’ve got skills.
3. The Nut Box
As I passed by The Nut Box store at 163 Smith Street for the first time, I thought, “A store filled with nuts?! GENIUS” (because that’s the kind of thing I get excited about). After I was finished marveling, I went in to discover that on top of their selection of every nut imaginable, the shop also carries chocolates, dried fruit, candy, and GRANOLA! If you don’t want to buy pre-made granola, stock up on some ingredients here and make your own! And if you do, send some my way, please.