Sunday, January 24, 2010


Brancaccio's Food Shop, a take-out prepared foods store, opened on Thursday and has been receiving glowing reviews from neighbors ever since. Chef Joe Brancaccio shops every morning for the ingredients he'll use in his cooking that day. What he buys depends on what's in season, the quality of the food, and what he feels like cooking that day. He prepares about fifteen items daily.

Some of his offerings so far have been
  • poached salmon with a pistachio nut topping,
  • sliced flank steak,
  • pot roast,
  • baked chicken,
  • roasted chicken,
  • pork loin,
  • short ribs,
  • 5-cheese macaroni with truffle butter,
  • orecchiette with sausage,
  • butternut squash risotto,
  • mushroom risotto,
  • pasta pomodoro,
  • penne with tomato sauce,
  • cous cous with beets,
  • fingerling potatoes and carrots,
  • roasted potatoes,
  • mashed potatoes
  • roasted plum tomatoes,
  • braised teenage bok choy,
  • grilled mixed vegetables,
  • chicken soup,
  • sandwiches, and
  • wraps.
The food is sold by the pound in round plastic, see-through pint and quart containers and in plastic trays.

Joe also sells olive oil, pasta, canned tomatoes, frozen soup and pasta sauce, and cold bottled soda.

Brancaccio's Food Shop is open
  • Sundays, 10 to 5,
  • Mondays, 10 to 8,
  • Wednesdays, 10 to 8,
  • Thursdays, 10 to 8,
  • Fridays, 10 to 8, and
  • Saturdays, 10 to 7.
The store is closed on Tuesdays.

Brancaccio's Food Shop
3011 Fort Hamilton Parkway
between E. 2nd and E. 3rd streets (E-mail is checked nightly.)
(718) 435-1997