Hello beautiful stranger-friends, what a week, huh ❤️ Alright, we’re going to keep boogieing along because that’s what we do - we keep sharing and exploring and making the 🌏 a bit smaller and friendlier.
We’re with two of my favorites this week, truthfully, I use @theplaceiwastellingyouabout as my own personal @withthelocals for roaming around NYC so I know this week is going to be 🙌 Maybe you guys remember from last time that when we’re exploring NYC we’ll be focusing on just one neighborhood… Bushwick.
Jacks of all trades R'el + Marcus @theplaceiwastellingyouabout : "We love doing dope things. We're all about getting out and exploring whether it be a coffee shop, boutique, restaurant etc. Traveling is number 1 on our list and we can't wait to see where this year takes us.
Bushwick is trendy neighborhood but it still has that sense of community. The street walls are covered in graffiti, which everyone seems to enjoy. You can expect several lofts parties as it's a very industrial part of town.
There's a bar on every corner. You will be overwhelmed with options but honestly, you can't go wrong with your selection."
R'EL + MARCUS @theplaceiwastellingyouabout
Hey guys it's the peeps over from @theplaceiwastellingyouabout and we're super excited to share some of our favorite places in our new hood, Bushwick. We know we're back to Monday and all but we're still dreaming about weekend brunch from @cafeghia. Those biscuits and gravy will have you doing something crazy, along with that Bloody Mary and basically everything else on the menu. They offer a lot of vegan and gluten free options so everyone can join in on the fun. Oh and brunch is 7 days a week! If that isn't poppin then we don't know what is?
(at Cafe Ghia)
We're back! And we want to talk about coffee and science. Mostly coffee, but it's hard to ignore the periodic table menu that's chillin' on the wall, and the beakers that are hanging out behind the baristas at @walterscoffee. Anywhoo, if you are looking for good coffee, awesome pastries (sticky buns), tons of outlets and seating, and attractive people go to Walters. It's where it's at! - @theplaceiwastellingyouabout
So you know how you just happen upon those places in NY that make you feel like you aren't actually in NY? Well, @capehousenyc is one of those places. We go here when we need to escape, eat/drink, or listen to some good tunes. Which is basically like everyday. The staff is superb and the old fashioned is killer, don't leave without ordering one!! P.S. To all the seafood lovers out there, this one is for you! - @theplaceiwastellingyouabout
Have you guys picked up on how much we love coffee and food yet? Next up on our list we have @ap_creative. Dare we call it the hippest coffee shop in Bushwick? There's a very minimal approach to everything they do here. When you step inside this light filled shop, you'll know exactly what we mean. What most people miss out on is the food, it's insanely good! Give the breakfast burrito or the pancakes a shot. Btw, this is a instagramers dream coffee shop. We don’t even think there's a light bulb in this place - @theplaceiwastellingyouabout
Hey guys, it's @theplaceiwastellingyouabout sharing our favorite book store in Bushwick! @molassesbooks is a charming bookstore that serves up a refreshing selection of great reads along with coffee, beer, and wine. It's like the cool cozy place to hang out if you want to get some work done, but yet don't want to be bothered by obnoxious conversations at coffee shops.
Tip: Check out the dollar book rack, you'll be surprised what you might find. And yes we said dollar...Dollar dollar bills y'all!
You could call us plant crazy so sharing our new favorite plant shop @tulahouse is a must. Be sure to check it out with chat with the owners Christine and Ivan as they school you on plant life and other cool things. They also have a plant truck so you might see them rollin around town, if you do flag them down and tell them @theplaceiwastellingyouabout sent ya! 🌱🎍🌵🍃🌿
With quite a few coffee shops in Bushwick, we definitely have our favorites and @varietycoffee is one if them. This is our "roll out of bed on the weekend and grab a coffee" coffee shop. They even roast their own beans in shop, which really just makes our hearts happy. It's just something about being that close to the process that makes you appreciate it even more.
Happy Friday people! Any plans tonight? We hope y'all are out there enjoying some cocktails and great company. In our hood we pretty much go to @heavywoods for that. This bar serves up some great drinks, bumping tunes and slamming food. Not featured is the chicken biscuit, which you must try. We devour it in seconds every single time!
Anyone still hungover?
What better way to cure that than with Pizza? We're kinda crazy about @unionpizzaworks. And let's be real pizza is great anytime, hungover or not! Thankfully this place is right down the street and always hits the spot. Ohhh yeah... Don't forget to drizzle some of the homemade chilli oil on whatever you order. It's 👌🏾👌🏾
Another day, another awesome coffee shop. As you can see, we aren’t running out of coffee options in this hood. Stop by @supercrowncoffee for a delicious cortado and a cozy place to sit and people watch. They also have a banging breakfast menu and a cool pour over menu, just in case you want options. ☺️☺️☕️☕️
Alright, so you can't come to Bushwick without noticing the graffiti and street art better known as @thebushwickcollective We love taking strolls through the hood and checking out the new pieces that are constantly popping up. This one happens to be our favorite of the moment.
And now that the Super Bowl is on we're we're out ✌🏾️ it's been fun this week guys! Thanks for following along -@theplaceiwastellingyouabout