Prospect Park-goers are in for a treat this summer with the arrival of popular Park Slope café and bakery, WINNER.

WINNER will be operate a café on the lower level of the Picnic House, located on the Long Meadow, joining other food providers at the park: King David Tacos at Grand Army Plaza, Smorgasburg at Breeze Hill, Bluestone Cafe at Lakeside, as well as the Mohammed Islam Hot Dog Cart at the Ballfields.

WINNER was founded by Chef Daniel Eddy, who opened the Park Slope outpost days before the shutdown in March 2020. Despite the obstacles, WINNER quickly became a beloved neighborhood institution, frequently featuring lines out the door for their baked goods and chicken dinners. The Prospect Park outpost will offer many of the café’s Park Slope menu items, including pastries, coffee, sandwiches, and rotisserie chicken. It will also serve picnic meals perfect for long days in the sun.

“One of the pillars of WINNER is to create something for everyone,” said WINNER Owner and Founder Daniel Eddy.

“Be it pre-run or post-run, with family or friends, or a solo walk just to commune with nature, WINNER at the Picnic House will have something for everyone.”

The opening date of the café is yet to be announced, but Prospect Park Alliance said service would start with breakfast and additional hours would be added weekly until Memorial Day, when it will be open from 7:00am–9:00pm daily.

James Snow, Prospect Park Alliance interim president, said parkgoers wanted more food options, and he was confident WINNER would be welcomed by the community and would add to the park’s offerings.

WINNER will operate in Prospect Park through December. 

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