We love it when our customers come to visit us. Casa Kids’s design showroom and woodshop are located side-by-side in our longtime neighborhood in Red Hook, Brooklyn. Once they finish climbing on our bunks and talking to our designers, families often ask for recommendations for where to eat or what to do in the neighborhood, so we’ve put together an official list of kid-friendly and Casa Kids-approved stops in our dynamic neighborhood.
Ferris Street (between Coffey and Van Dyke)
Just around the corner from our shop you’ll find Valentino Park and Pier (pictured at top). With expansive views of New York Harbor and the Statue of Liberty, this former working pier is now a lovely park (and a great spot to bring a treat or a picnic lunch).
359 Van Brunt Street
A neighborhood stalwart, Baked is perhaps best known for its brownies, but it’s also a great place to grab a quick second breakfast, like a wedge of quiche, or a slice of banana bread ( (we know how hungry kids get by mid-morning!).
185 Van Dyke Street
For a unique Red Hook treat, considerSteve’s Authentic Key Lime Pies, whose takeout window you can see from our showroom. This New York City icon is famous for its frozen key lime pies. Kids go bananas for the Swiggle, a chocolate-dipped mini key lime pie on a stick (fair warning: a sugar high will ensue).
117 Ferris Street
Don’t miss out on the Roman-style, wood-fired pizza at Hoek Pizza. Open Wednesday to Sunday from 5-9pm (and on Saturday and Sundays for lunch), this is one of our favorite spots for dinner with kids. Their outdoor seating has views of our building and the New York Harbor.
24 Reed Street
Families love this three-story seafood shack right in the middle of Red Hook—both its delicious food and its fun extras like corn hole, video games, and a sandbox for children.
454 Van Brunt Street
If seafood is not your thing, you might check out Hometown BBQ. In addition to the pit-smoked meats, they have kid-centric sides like mac ‘n cheese and cornbread. The counter-style service is casual for the kids.
444 Van Brunt Street
Plant lovers take note: Another Red Hook favorite, especially in the summer months, is the Chelsea Garden Center. They have plants and products you can’t find anywhere else in the city.
159 Pioneer Street
It’s hard to pin Pioneer Works down with one word: It’s a gallery, a garden, a community space, a bookstore, and more. On the second Sunday of every month, there are open studios and live music, basically a fun and free party for the whole neighborhood.