About Eastern District
Eastern District was founded in 2010 by Beth Lewand and Chris Gray in order to bring our favorite beers and cheeses to Greenpoint, Brooklyn, New York City! We focus on carrying American products, mostly local and regional, but also some critical imports like English and Italian cheeses and Belgian and German beers.
Eastern District also carries sandwiches, meats, sweets, sodas, snacks and other tasty treats, in addition to our cheese, beer and food-related gifts. We create customized party platters and gift bags to order.
Beth is a proud 4th-generation Greenpointer. Although born in Vermont and raised in Baltimore, in 1997 she moved back to the Greenpoint house where her grandfather was raised. Chris joined her there in 2003.
Our shop is located at 1053 Manhattan Avenue, between Eagle and Freeman Streets.
Click on the map for directions from Google Maps.
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
- Sample our cheese at Greenpoint's Dandelion Wine tastings every Thursday!