A Greenpoint food shop specializing in American craft beer, cheese and snacks.


1053 Manhattan Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11222


Mon-Thu: 11am - 8pm Fri-Sat: 11am - 9pm Sun: 12pm - 6pm

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!

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Press Links

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

Upcoming Events

  • Enjoy a flight of 3 specially-paired wines and cheeses at Adelina's on Wednesday, October 21, starting at 5PM!
  • Drop in for a FREE fresh ricotta tasting with Salvatore Bklyn on Friday, October 23, 6-8PM!

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