Tutu's (25 Bogart Street) has a devoted following thanks to its balance of homey-neighborhood-spot and casual sophistication. Indulgence is on the menu, with Nutella-stuffed French toast, braised short rib hash, a farmer’s breakfast plate and a trucker’s breakfast plate—and a fixed price portion of the menu where you can get an entrée, a brunch cocktail, and caffeine for $16.
Indie designer co-op Better Than Jam (123 Knickerbocker Avenue) is a goldmine of Bushwick style, whether you want to shop it or make it yourself. Shop cool picks from the house label and buzzy brands like Ministry of Culture and Caja Jewelry, or explore a well-choosen selection of home goods, apothecary products, artwork, and craft supplies.
Mary Meyer Clothing (56 Bogart Street), the designer’s affordable, funky basics live alongside a thoughtful collective of brands Meyer loves, like Baggu, Lila Rice, Soludos, and more. Her open studio is located in the store, and there's a special vintage shop Friends Vintage, too.
Beacon’s Closet (23 Bogart Street) new Bushwick location opened earlier this month, and it'll be curious to see what the folks of Bushwick are trading in for cash. Bank on stuff like Jeffrey Campbell shoes to tongue-in-cheek graphic tees from the ‘80s.
No matter your style or taste, you’ll find something you like at Chess and the Sphinx (252 Knickerbocker Avenue). All eras and looks are celebrated here, from '40s glamour to '60s mod to '90s grunge. For example, the store’s spring lookbook features a denim Chanel dress, while their online shop has a Rage Against the Machine tee.
Okay, now it’s time to breathe, relax, and get a workout in at Loom Yoga (1087 Flushing Avenue). Channel your inner circus performer and shake up your fitness routine with an aerial yoga class, where you’ll learn to twist and turn in silks with the greatest of ease—well, the greatest of fun, at least.