Out&About

THINGS TO DO WHEN YOU DON'T WANT TO STAY IN

Eating out in Brooklyn

During this trip to NYC it was about time I visited Brooklyn. Manhattan was even more chaotic this week with the protests against Donald Trump so getting away from all this mess was just what I needed. 

We went for brunch at Colonia Verde a trendy spot in Fort Greene with Latin American food.  The day was beautiful so we got a table at the terrace which added even more charm to our setting. All the dishes were delicious! I had the 'pão de queijo' - the Brazilian cheese bread - burger: I never thought the two of them could go so well together.

Pão de queijo Burger: who would've thought? 

Pão de queijo Burger: who would've thought? 

The shrimp tacos and quesadillas were great and even the Brussel sprout salad that I'm usually not a big fan was amazing. They do great drinks with tequila and mezcal too if you're in the mood for a boozy brunch. Also, our waiter was the best.

We walked around a bit, got some gifts at Greenlight, a cute independent bookstore before heading to Williamsburg the other hipster area of Brooklyn.  We stopped for a coffee at the moroccan style, Café Mogador. Originally from the West Village this new location is fascinating. I was obsessed with the banana leaves :)  We had only coffee and juices but I will definitely come back for brunch. 

Photos courtesy of www.cafemogador.com

If you only go to one bar in Williamsburg make sure it's Hotel Delmano.  In spite of the name it's not actually a hotel.  The cocktails are incredible and we loved the stylish décor of the place.  I'm very much into gin these days so I tried the Tutu's tincture and the Ninety Nine roses but they also have great wines on the menu. 

Hotel Delmano, photo courtesy from www.hoteldelmano.com

Hotel Delmano, photo courtesy from www.hoteldelmano.com

Finally we went for dinner at the Lighthouse, a laidback venue with excellent food. We had the homemade burrata and ceviche to start and the steak as a main, all delicious.  I loved the vibe in there.

I can't wait to discover even more cool places out there.

Practicalities:

Colonia Verde - 219 Dekalb Ave., Fort Greene

Green light Bookshop - 686 Fulton Street

Cafe Mogador - 133 Wythe Avenue

Hotel Delmano - 82 Berry Street 

Lighthouse - 145 Borinquen Place

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Paula Pinaud is in love with traveling, food, art and fashion. Passionate about Yoga and healthy lifestyle. Born and bread in Rio. Living in London since 2011. Here to share interesting experiences and tips.