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15 Small Businesses in Brooklyn to Support This Small Business Week

We’ve asked GoCo employees across the country to list some of their most beloved small businesses in their city. Here are Lucy's picks for Brooklyn!

Lucy Leonard

by Lucy Leonard - April 22nd, 2024


To celebrate Small Business Week (April 28-May 4, 2024), we’ve asked GoCo employees across the country to list some of their most beloved small businesses in their city. 

First up, we have Lucy Leonard, Director of Marketing at GoCo. Lucy has lived in Brooklyn for over 6 years. 

Check out her small business recommendations below!

1. For A Jolt of Caffeine: Peck’s 

Address: 455A Myrtle Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11205


“I am one of those people who drinks iced coffee all year long, no matter the weather. Peck’s makes an absolutely fire cold brew and a delicious iced dirty chai. Plus, definitely try their hot cereal or Shakshuka breakfast sandwich if you’re hungry!”

2. For Finding A Fabulous Outfit: Meg 

Address: 376 Atlantic Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11217


“New York has some of the best shopping in the world. And Meg is a great example of a small business where you can get unique, handmade, and long-lasting pieces that you won’t find anywhere else.” 

3. For The Best Bottles of Vino: Grapeshot Wine & Spirits

Address: 64 Washington Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11205


“I just love this wine and liquor store. Not only is the owner, Diego, an absolute legend, but they have an amazing selection of wine, liquor, and canned cocktails, and they’re always willing to help you pick out the perfect bottle that you’ll love and that is in your price range.” 

4. For A Squeaky Clean Apartment: Novanna Cleaning Services

Address: 200 7th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11215


“Look, we try to keep a tidy apartment, but sometimes you just need someone to come in and help you deep clean. Novanna is great, and it’s really easy to book them. Highly recommend!”

5. For Reliable, Affordable Car Repairs: Dependable Auto Repair & Body

Address: 60-20 68th Ave, Queens, NY 11385


“Oh, having a car in New York. It’s no easy feat. Salt. Rats. Street cleaning. Wild drivers. But Dependable Auto Repair & Body has always been incredible. They’re fast, kind, easy to work with, and way more reasonably priced than most repair shops.” 

6. For Finding Your Next Read: Unnameable Books 

Address: 615 Vanderbilt Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238


“I’m a HUGE reader. I always have a stack of books just waiting to be read (while I’m still in the middle of a few others, oops). Unnameable Books is my go-to for finding my next read. They’ve got new and used books and always give great recommendations!”

7. For A Killer Workout: Tabata Ultimate Fitness

Address: 1089 Pacific St, Brooklyn, NY 11238


“Looking to be really sore tomorrow? I’ve got just the spot for you! Tabata Ultimate Fitness is really hard, so readers beware, but it’s also fun and a really lovely community.” 

8. For Giving Back: National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum


“Giving back to the community is really important, and if you’re looking for an impactful non-profit to support, check out the New York chapter of the National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum. The NAPAWF aims to advance social justice and human rights for Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) women and non-binary and intersex people living in New York.”

9. For Date Night: LaRina Pastificio e Vino

Address: 387 Myrtle Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11205


“This is my go-to restaurant for a lovely but not-too-fancy date night with my partner, Emmett. The food is beyond delicious, the restaurant is beautiful, and on a weeknight, you can usually snag a table for two without a wait. My favorite dishes are the smoked spaghetti aglio e olio and the triangoli de zucca, but Emmett always goes for the pappardelle.”

10. For Fire Pastries: Otway

Address: 920a Fulton St, Brooklyn, NY 11238


“Otway Bakery is right next door to the restaurant of the same name, and they make the best pastries in Brooklyn, no competition. The kouign-amann, in particular, is to die for.”  

11. For Self Care: Body By Brooklyn

Address: 275 Park Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11205


“We’re members at this local spa, and while I’d like to keep this place a secret from the rest of y’all, I can’t help but rave about it. The steam room, hot tub, and saunas will help you relax after a long day at work! Plus, you can grab a glass of champagne while you’re at it.” 

12. For The Best Pizza: Emily

Address: 919 Fulton St, Brooklyn, NY 11238


“I know, I know, can I really declare that Emily has the best pizza in New York? Maybe not, but to me, this pizza cannot be beat. It’s absolutely tiny, so make a reservation or prepare to wait, but trust me, it’s worth it.”

13. For Dancing The Night Away: Elsewhere

Address: 599 Johnson Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11237


“Sometimes, you just have to put on your dancing shoes and boogie to some live music. Well, Elsewhere is your place. With 3 stories and tons of stages, you’re bound to find some music you like!”

14. For A Fresh Haircut: Salon[718]

Address: Multiple locations


“I’ve been going to Salon[718] in Prospect Heights since I moved to New York. I would trust absolutely any of the stylists there with my hair—from a simple cut to a full dye.”

15. For A Break From The City: Eastwind Hotels

Address: 5088 Route 23 Windham, NY 12496


“Okay, so this one isn’t actually in Brooklyn, but sometimes you need a break from the hustle and bustle of the city, and Eastwind Hotels is perfect for that. They have a few locations, but the one in Windham is closest to the city and designed absolutely beautifully.”

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