Brooklyn College is famously known as one of the richest amalgams of various different cultures, and a variety of cultures means a variety of foods! In fact, you’re especially in luck if you find yourself near the junction and Flatbush area just around campus. From fast food to salads to drinks, the possibilities are endless.  Here are some of the best places to eat.

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Clarissa Chen

Cafe Bene

One of the most popular places near the campus is Café Bene. This could possibly be one of the cutest South-Korean based cafes near the area. Not only do they have cool anime music playing in the background, but they also have a lot of variety in their menus. You can find anything from sandwiches to their perfect waffles with gelato. However, their biggest specialty is their bubble tea. Their Thai and Taro bubble tea are two of the most popular drinks on their menu. The place is also adorned with adorable couches and decorations. So, if you’re looking for a nice place to chat and have a good time, Café Bene is the place to be.

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Shen Swartout


Café Bene is definitely not the only place to find amazing drinks, however. Another popular competitor in the bubble tea contest is Jupioca. Not only do they have bubble tea in a variety of different flavors, but they are also famous for their fresh smoothies made from natural ingredients. They have everything from healthy vegetable smoothies to fresh juices that will fulfill all your cravings.

Jo Anna Edmison

Dallas Barbeque

Another popular place to eat is Dallas Barbeque, especially if you’re looking for a slightly fancier place. They are famous for their chicken wings and burgers. The place is huge just like their portions and has amazing lighting for your instagram-worthy pictures. They also have amazing service and waiters who leave you with cute little cupcakes in the end. This is definitely one of the best places to hang out with a large group of friends.

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Madeleine Cohen

Island Burger

Island Burger is another popular fast food place. They are known to have the best burgers in the area along with the most amazing fries. The atmosphere is amazing to have fun with a group of friends. The place is also very affordable, which is why it is a very popular spot among college students. 

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Claire Couron

Hopefully, next time you're around the area and are feeling hungry, you know exactly where to go to fulfill your cravings! Look at this link for more opinions on the best food places near Brooklyn College.