One of the major perks of being on the east coast is how easy it is to travel. We didn’t have any plans this weekend and one of Eric’s friends happened to be heading to New York for a bike race and we were able to tag along.
We arrived in Brooklyn around mid-morning and set off on foot to find some food. Came upon Sun & Bloom in Park Slope. I had the gluten-free and vegan apple pancakes and they were really good. Eric got a carrot cupcake after breakfast and I stole a few bites. The place was tiny, but it had a cute atmosphere and some good food.
After eating we headed out to Prospect Park to walk around. I’ll admit, I was pretty jealous of everyone out there, they have a really nice running/biking path. We walked around a bit and soaked up the sunshine.
We headed out of the park and started walking around and stumbled upon Bierkraft. It’s a pretty unassuming storefront and you walk in and it looks just like any other bottle shop. But at the back of the place you can buy drafts and they had a whole sandwich shop going on too. It was almost like The Foodery, just better.
They had indoor and outdoor seating and we took our beers outside. I had the Stone Chipotle Smoked Porter. It was interesting, in a good way. I probably couldn’t drink more than one glass, but it hit the spot.
After our beers we were getting a little hungry so we walked a few blocks to ‘sNice. I grabbed the hummus sandwich and Eric had the tempeh reuben. Filled us up without being to heavy.
After eating we walked a bit around Brooklyn.
And eventually made our way over the Brooklyn Bridge.
We hung out in Battery Park for a, stopped by Eric’s friends apartment, and finally caught the last bus back to Philly. It was a nice but extremely tiring day.