We went to Mama Joy’s in Bushwick Friday night for drinks (6$ for a John Daily), and we loved it so much we went back for brunch on Saturday (and also because Cafe Ghia was mobbed).
I went with the only vegan option - the Barley Salad – locally grown baby carrots, corn, yellow tomatoes and garden dressing, which was delightful, especially the baby carrots. Obsessed. There’s another vegan option for later lunch / dinnertime I’m dying to try - a roasted mushroom dish. The food all has a very home-cooked Southern flair to it, which certainly came across in the meals of my omni dining companions, and I could taste that it had soul.
Mama Joy’s serves 2$ mimosas for Saturday brunch as well, so I’ll be back for those - they aren’t bad at all!
Perhaps most shockingly for Bushwick is that the establishment takes credit cards - so I suggest you go for snacks and delicious drinks!
Mama Joy’s is located at 1084 Flushing Ave at Porter Ave in Bushwick, Brooklyn. You can get there by taking the L train to Morgan or Jefferson - it’s about equidistance.