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Eat At A Tiny French Tapas Spot, Then Delight In Wildly-Flavored Ice Cream

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  • Food

Big Tiny is a French tapas restaurant with a cozy, bistro-style interior. Both intimate and enchanting, there are literal bicycles hanging overhead and vintage movie posters lining the walls. They help you navigate the menu by organizing food into big bites and small, with an extensive wine list to accompany your choices. Don't come on a Monday since they're closed, and otherwise usually have a long wait due to their 20-seat capacity.

Ice cream abounds in Cobble Hill, but there is nothing quite like the flavors at Malai ice cream parlor, which showcases international infusions like Turkish coffee, masala chai and ginger root. Owner Pooja Bavishi sold her first scoop at Hester Street Fair in 2015 and made the rounds through the city’s most prominent food markets (Smorgasburg, Gotham West). This is (eggless) ice cream for those who don’t shy from flavor. If the strongly spiced scoops don’t pack enough punch, Malai has recently added toppings to its menu—like a crumble made of cocoa nib shortbread and cardamom or chikki, a South-Asian take on brittle. Look for the pink door.

Big Tiny

244 Smith Street, Brooklyn

Malai

268 Smith Street, Brooklyn

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