Last weekend I took a day trip to Brighton Beach in Brooklyn, New York. I scoured the Serious Eats website for some tips for where to eat, and my oh my did I have a ball. Below I snapped some photos of the places I ate at and the markets I visited. I have been dreaming about going back to continue eating and exploring.
Khachapuri from TONÉ-CAFÉ Georgian Bread. It tasted like a cheese-filled croissant. So rich and savory.
More delicious cheesy bread.
We ate it with some cold “dips,” spinach and eggplant. The restaurant was so crowded when we went that we just got these items to-go and sat outside.
A mamey flavored paleta from El Jarochito, just a few blocks down the road from TONÉ-CAFÉ. I’ve never had anything with mamey in it before, and it was so exciting to try a new fruit. Mamey is Central American fruit that tastes almost like sweet potato or pumpkin and it is traditionally used to make ice creams or milkshakes. I also had a few bites of a mango chili paleta. Yum!
Next stop: The Brighton Bazaar. Now THAT is a grocery store. I got a poppy seed roulette. I have a weakness for anything poppy. It reminds me of my grandmother, who makes a mean poppy seed cake.
After ogling at the bazaar for too long, I moseyed over to La Brioche Cafe to continue the ogling.
Mounds of pastries all around.
More poppy goods!
And finally, it was off to the beach! I can’t wait to get back to Brighton and hit up the spots again! What are your favorite spots in Brighton Beach?