We spent our Sunday hanging around Park Slope and laying low. Neither of us have explored our neighborhood much so we strolled around for a couple hours before Jd had to catch a train back to Richmond.
We started our day off on a quest for the best bagels. Jd had previously tried a place called Beygl so we headed that way until we stumbled upon Bagel World. Now, I haven't tried Beygl, but Jd assures me that Bagle World takes the cake in this competition and I totally trust his word after stopping in here. To start, they had such a large bagel selection, whereas other places we have tried have run out or they only have a limited selection to begin with.
Bagel World also has a wonderful selection of homemade cream cheese spreads. From blueberry to scallion tofu and nutella, the possibilities are endless at Bagel World. Jd and I both ordered garlic bagles with jalepeno and cheddar cheese spread and they were outstanding. Not to mention, their prices are completely resonable and you can buy a giant bag of last nights bagels for $2.00! It's just such an amazing deal that you would never see in Richmond.
Aside from bagels, Bagel World has an array of other food items from pasties to donuts and side dishes, such as macaroni or coleslaw. They even have fresh juice on occasion, and on Sunday they were serving up fresh juiced watermelon, which Jd most certaintly had to have.
We sat on a bench outside of the cafe and watched people pass by while we stuffed our faces with bagels that had cream cheese oozing out each side. Across the street, between William Alexander Middle School and Washington Park, there was a small farmers market going on. We swallowed our last bites and made our way over to check it out.
The Park Slope Famers Market between 5th and 6th Avenue is much smaller than the Gramercy Greenmarket, but it's closer to home and welcoming. The people walking from booth to booth knew each other and the vendors were handing out samples left and right, more so than they do at the Greenmarket. There were fewer flower options, but the sunflowers were abundant and so lovely! Too bad Jd couldn't enjoy them as much as I did - there were bees everywhere and he is highly allergic.
My favorite part of farmers markets is the produce. The produce is always so fresh and full of color. It's nice to be able to buy local produce because there's nothing more delicious than homegrown strawberries. I can always taste the difference. Plus, produce photographs quite nicely.
We ended the day with a stop by Uncle Louie G's Ice Cream, which is pretty much on the same block. Nothing beats the strawberry ice cream from Cherry Hill back in Virginia, but this was still refreshing and a pleasant way to end a beautiful Sunday.
This weekend I am heading back home to Virginia to collect the rest of our furniture so we can officially be moved into our new apartment in NYC! Stay tuned for updates early next week!