Eating in Brighton Beach

20 Jul

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.

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Khachapuri from TONÉ-CAFÉ Georgian Bread. It tasted like a cheese-filled croissant. So rich and savory. 

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More delicious cheesy bread.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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A pile of Turkish bread! I ended up getting a dark loaf of Lithuanian rye.
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After ogling at the bazaar for too long, I moseyed over to La Brioche Cafe to continue the ogling.

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Mounds of pastries all around.

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More poppy goods!

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Meringues!IMG_5306

Don’t mind if I just grab off a few off the speed racks. IMG_5307

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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?

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4 Responses to “Eating in Brighton Beach”

  1. rose916 July 20, 2015 at 6:10 pm #

    Nice pics! Food tour and beach fun!!! I want to check this place out.

  2. rcb July 1, 2016 at 7:30 pm #

    I was just at Brighton Bazaar yesterday. Those poppy seed-filled monsters are the best!!!

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