The farmers'-market focus of this sweets parlor is no contrivance—the nook is an extention of the locavore eatery the General Greene. Pastry chef Elle Lawrence (Mille-Feuille) takes a seasonable stance on dessert: Find a daily selection of cakes (rosemary-infused apricot-pistachio, clementine pound) and small-batch ice creams in Asian-pear, salted-caramel and pumpkin-pie flavors. A rotating roster of muffins (honey-cream-cheese-and-corn), cookies (malted chocolate chip) and house-made candies (ancho-chili cinnamon bark) are also on offer, along with Counter Culture coffee. The 18-seat space sports requisite Brooklyn digs—it's dominated by a communal farm table—but also takes design cues from '50s soda shops, with vintage lighting and a marble-tiled floor.
Fort Grace Local
|Venue name:||Fort Grace Local||Contact:|
229 DeKalb Ave
|Cross street:||at Clermont Ave|
|Opening hours:||Daily 7am–11pm|
|Transport:||Subway: C to Lafayette Ave, G to Clinton–Washington Aves|
|Price:||Average ice cream: $3. Disc, MC, V|