Fort Defiance is now a general store / gourmet grocery / restaurant.
Fort Defiance opened in 2009 as a restaurant. Responding to the realities of Covid 19, the eatery was transformed into a gourmet grocery in 2020.
In summer 2021, they moved to a new location, just a block north on Van Brunt, the former site of the Copper Pot and Hope & Anchor. However, they are only running the gourmet grocery store as the NYS Liquor Authority is giving them a Kafkaesque runaround and denying them a permit, despite the fact that they only moved one block and there had been 12 other liquor permit renewals at this address. Check their website to find out when this saga ends.
"Organic produce, well-sourced fish and meat, fresh bread baked on premises, delicious prepared foods, rotisserie chicken, cold wine, beer, and cocktails, and more."
Fort Defiance also hosts a community fridge for people to take what they need & give what they can.
HASHTAGLUNCHBAG Brooklyn's Red Hook Community Fridge at Fort Defiance
Inquiries about the fridge can be sent to
Address: 347 Van Brunt St, Brooklyn, NY 11231
Phone: (347) 453-6672
[Previously, Fort Defiance was located at 365 Van Brunt]