Hipsters Upset that Obama Didn’t Experience the Brooklyn Artisan Revolution

Here's where Obama should've gone if he wanted to experience Brooklyn the right way.

  • Obama should have gone to Roberta's for Bushwick's finest pizza pies. (Photo:
  • Then to Milk Bar to try cereal milk ice cream. (Photo:
  • He'd need to get a smoked meat sandwich at Mile End Deli. (Photo: Mile End)
  • And, of course, a salted caramel apple pie at Four & Twenty Blackbirds. (Photo: Liz Barclay)
  • Obama should have headed to Marco's, the new spot from the Franny's team, to see what Brooklyn hot spots are all about. (Photo: John von Pame / Marco's)
  • You can't have too much artisanal pizza while in Brooklyn, so he'd have to go to Best Pizza in Williamsburg. (Photo:
  • And then, finally, to Paulie Gee's in Greenpoint. (Photo:
  • But what did Obama actually do? He went to Junior's. Amateur move, Mr. President. (Photo:

Obama came to Brooklyn Saturday, and it was not simply to try the small-batch roasted coffee. He visited to speak with students at P-TECH. He reportedly told students, “When I was living here, Brooklyn was cool, but not this cool.”

The President visited Junior’s for two of their famous cheesecakes afterwards with Bill de Blasio.

Photo: AP Photo/Charles Dharapak

Photo: AP Photo/Charles Dharapak


Local Brooklynites and news outlets took to Twitter to voice their opinions on the subject. Apparently, they wished Obama experienced the real gems of Brooklyn’s artisanal food revolution, instead of some “popular, overrated tourist food spot.”

Check out their tweets below, and click through the gallery above to see where Obama would have gone if he really wanted to experience Brooklyn’s artisanal food revolution.

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