It's a trek to take the D or N train down to Bensonhurst, but it's worth doing occasionally, because you'll eat well. With a diverse ethnic backdrop, the area has plenty to offer in terms of tasting multiple cuisines in one tour. While there are plenty of streets worth checking out, 18th Avenue offers a strong mix of Italian and Chinese cuisines within the confines of just a few blocks — it's like Little Italy and Chinatown moved to Brooklyn and had a baby. Here's a guide to eating your way around the 18th Avenue N stop.
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