5 Lunch Spots Within a 10-Minute Walking Distance in Park Slope and Gowanus

We’ve enjoyed 13 years in the neighborhood of Gowanus, but we can’t wait to get settled in Clinton Hill. Learn more about our Clinton Hill location by clicking here. Learn more about cafes and lunch spots in Clinton Hill here.

BCL, a Brooklyn coworking space, is located in a bustling neighborhood with plenty of shopping and eating options within a walking distance. Whether you’re looking for a quick lunch or a nice outing with clients or friends, you’ll definitely find something in the neighborhood to suit your needs.

So, we’re back with another list of lunch options in the Park Slope and Gowanus neighborhood that are within a 10-minute walk from BCL. Take a look at our previous post, 6 Great Lunch Spots in Park Slope and Gowanus Within a 10-minute Walk, to see some of the other restaurants we listed.


1. Lotus
229 5th Avenue. Google Maps says: 6 min walk

Looking for something sweet and savory? Check out this little Vietnamese spot, a block and a half north from BCL. They offer a generous sized portion of pho, and a lunch special of a Vietnamese sandwich with your choice of soup or bubble tea. This is a popular spot for members.

Maya Taqueria

2. Maya Taqueria
168 5th Avenue. Google Maps says: 9 min walk

From our Gowanus office, you’ve got to walk a bit of a distance for the nearest Chipotle, but hopefully, Maya Taqueria, a California style taqueria, will meet your burrito and taco needs. Plus, they throw in some complimentary tortilla chips with your order. They have a nice array of salsa choices for free when you pick up your food from the shop.


3. Taheni Mediterranean Grill
224 4th Avenue. Google Maps says: 3 min walk

Right around the corner from BCL, this is a popular spot for members as well. It’s a great spot if you’re in the mood for pitas, wraps, and falafels. Their Zatar seasoned fries are delicious as well. If you’re looking for a lower carb option, they also have have salads available.


4. My Cuban Spot
488 Carroll Street. Google Maps says: 2 min walk

For the meat lovers, this little window-service spot with limited outdoor eating has tasty cuban sandwiches and beef empanadas. The food is delicious and authentic, just be prepared to wait about 10-15 minutes for your food, or order on Seamless to pick it up when you’re ready. Also note that they’re closed on Mondays.

5. Negril BK
256 5th Avenue. Google Maps says: 7 min walk
Have a client in town? Or maybe friends and family who’ve stopped by? If you’re looking for a bit of a lunch outing with food that’ll keep you full through the rest of your day, check out Negril BK. Go big and bold with oxtail or jerk chicken or try the smaller plates like wings and calamari. This place is best known for its lobster mac and cheese if you’re interested in the dinner menu after work.

Members, we’d love to hear from you! Tell us what some of your favorite places for lunch are in the area and we’ll consider it for another post.