Eggs at the Egg Shop
Some of my favorite foods fall under the category “breakfast” and I always take brunch seriously so when I stumbled upon Egg Shop on Instagram, I immediately added it to my ongoing brunch spot list (brunch list). They have a couple of locations throughout the city but I went to the one in Williamsburg.
Egg Shop specialized in, you guessed it: eggs.
The vibe was simple and fresh and there were traces of eggs throughout the decor and almost everything on the menu had eggs incorporated into the dish. Our table split french toast with a chocolate ganache, blueberries and slices of green apple. It was heavenly but extremely decedent. For my own meal I chose the option to create my own breakfast sandwich with sunny side eggs, bacon, cheddar cheese and a spicy aioli. It was delicious.
While the food was good, I will say the service at this location was subpar. Being a former waitress, I value getting the customer’s order correct and our server clearly did not since we had to send our order back.
But overall, the food was good, the atmosphere was fun and the company was even better and I’d recommend that any breakfast lover try it out.
Have you ever been to Egg Shop?
Smorgasburg at Prospect Park
After four years, I finally had the chance to experience Smorgasburg this weekend in Prospect Park. Smorgasburg is an outdoor market with all different food and drink vendors. It was a warm and sunny fall day and perfect to wander through the park. The toughest part was deciding what to get…
I started with some mozzarella sticks and they were by far the best ones I have ever had. Not only were they massive but they were perfectly fried and melted right in my mouth. My second course was Mexican cheese, potato, and chicken flatuas. Each one was rolled and slathered in a mix of guac, pico de gallo and sour cream. Next I went for jerk chicken and pineapple dumplings. It may sound a bit strange, but the flavors complimented each other perfectly. For dessert, I had two different churro dishes. One was churros and Nutella, a classic choice. The other was a churro ice cream sandwich with salted caramel ice cream and chocolate sauce. The churros were crunchy on the outside but soft on the inside and a sweet delight beyond compare.
By the end, I was stuffed to say the least but there were so many more eateries I wanted to try. Even though Smorgasburg ends next weekend, I’m looking forward to trying more tasty treats next season.
Have you ever been to Smorgasburg before?
English Market in Cork
The second stop on our trip to Ireland was Cork. We stayed at a beautiful old hotel that reminded me of the Grand Budapest Hotel (If you’ve never seen that movie, I highly recommend) which was located on a steep hill that overlooked the town. Although our stay in Cork was short, it was a quaint town with lots of pubs and eateries one of which we stopped at before heading to our next destination.
The English Market had an eccentric flair and delicious food. The first level was a huge open market with all different vendors. From bread and spice shops to meat and coffee shops, English Market had it all. We settled on a small cafe where we enjoyed tasty pastries and lattes.
The English Market reminded me a lot of Chelsea Market in NYC. Now every time I go to Chelsea Market I think about my little breakfast in Cork.
Where is somewhere you’ve traveled that reminds you a little bit of home?
Saratoga, New York
Earlier in the spring I spent a long weekend visiting my sister in Saratoga Springs, New York. Saratoga is a beautiful little town and offers the perfect getaway from the city. Ally took me to the center of town and we spent the afternoon wandering around boutiques and enjoying a coffee at a local coffee shop. I had the best croissant from a cute cafe called Mrs. London’s, if ever in the area be sure to stop there for breakfast!
For dinner we had Mexican at a great spot called Cantina. Although it was a small town, there was still so much to do. I’m looking forward to planning a trip there this fall.
Have you ever been to Saratoga Springs?