About Eastern District
Eastern District is a food shop in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, specializing in craft beer and great cheese – especially American-made and farmstead cheeses. We also make sandwiches and sell charcuterie and other tasty snacks and local foods. We create customized party platters and gift boxes to order.
Founded in 2010 by Beth Lewand and Chris Gray, Eastern District is deeply rooted in the neighborhood of Greenpoint. We proudly contribute to local public school programs and hunger programs. The store serves as a pick-up location for the Lancaster Farm Co-op CSA.
Our shop is located at 1053 Manhattan Avenue, between Eagle and Freeman Streets, and we're open 7 days a week. Come visit and enjoy something delicious!
Click on the map for directions from Google Maps.
The Luke Network, August 2016
Corporate Executive to Cheesemonger
Cutting the Curd, Heritage Radio Network, January 18, 2016:
How to Start a Cheese Shop: Part 2
Specialty Food Magazine, May/June 2013:
What's New in New York City
The Pudding, January 22, 2013:
The Masterminds Behind Eastern District
Cutting the Curd, Heritage Radio Network, December 10, 2012:
How to Start a Cheese Shop
Serious Eats, October 10, 2012:
Neighborhood Guides: David Schuttenberg's Greenpoint
Eater, December 6, 2011:
The Top 10 Sandwich Additions of the Year in NYC
Draft Magazine, November/December 2011:
NYC's best foodie gifts
New York Magazine, August 14, 2011:
Hops Shops: Beer stores with a little something extra
Draft Magazine, May/June 2011:
99 Amazing Food & Beer Experiences: Brooklyn's Finest
Edible Brooklyn, Spring 2011:
One Polish Butcher Shop, Under New Ownership
Nona Brooklyn, March 18, 2011:
Boy + Girl + Cheese + Beer = Eastern District: A Greenpoint Love Story
Greenpoint Gazette, March 10, 2011:
Changing the World One Bottle at a Time
Food Curated, February 11, 2011:
EAT THIS: My Friend's Mustard Ham & Cheese Sandwich at Eastern District
The New York Times, February 1, 2011:
Salumi, Cheese and Beer at a New Greenpoint Shop
Brooklyn Based, November 30, 2010:
Eastern District and the North Greenpoint Retail Explosion
Greenpoint Gazette, July 22, 2010:
Where the East Meets the North
Craft beer and great cheese in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.
- Chocolate tasting with Cacao Prieto Saturday, September 24, 4-6 PM!
- Sample our cheese at Greenpoint's Dandelion Wine tastings every Thursday!