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R&D Foods

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602 Vanderbilt Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11238 40.678 -73.968
nr. St. Marks Ave.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
347-915-1196 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: American Nouveau, Soup & Sandwich
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Mon-Sat, 8am-9pm; Sun, 8am-6pm

Nearby Subway Stops

B, Q at Seventh Ave.; 2, 3 at Grand Army Plaza



Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Breakfast
  • Brunch - Daily
  • Lunch
  • Take-Out
  • Reservations Not Required
  • Catering


  • No Alcohol


Not Accepted


R&D Foods sits next door to 606 R&D, a neighborhood standout in Prospect Heights. The more casual R&D Foods offers breakfast and lunch sandwiches, pastries, coffee, and cases of prepared foods to stay or go. The warm, inviting space, with its whites and exposed brick, makes you want to linger, so it’s a good thing there’s a window bench to enjoy your breakfast or lunch while watching passersby on Vanderbilt Avenue. The coffee, supplied by the Brooklyn Roasting Company, pairs perfectly with the housemade pastries, like the standout cinnamon or chocolate babka, which is beautifully displayed among a bounty of other goodies. R&D is known for its doughnuts, and with good reason they are stellar in their cakey-and-not-overly-sweet glory. The most satisfying sandwiches include the fried egg served with sautéed greens and Cheddar cheese on a Portuguese muffin, and the smoked salmon bialy with cream cheese, capers, and lemon. You’ll also find fun specialty items to take home, like Rancho Gordo crimson popping corn and Brooklyn-made Van Leeuwen ice cream.

Recommended Dishes

Fried egg sandwich, $7; smoked salmon bialy, $10; cinnamon and chocolate babka, $2.50/slice; donuts, $1.50 each or 3 for $4.00