Day Trip: Red Hook, Brooklyn!

/// June 18th, 2012

We’re day trippin’ it today!

New York City is always busting with excitement – not a secret. But if you’re sticking around the city for more than just a day, let me introduce you to my new go-to food paradise: Red Hook.

Red Hook is still developing, but don’t be put off by it’s less-than-glam industrial vibe – this hood will hook your face up.

A waterfront neighborhood in Brooklyn, Red Hook is poppin’ with brilliant bakeries, artists, and beer breweries. There’s also a lobster pound that boasts a B.Y.O.B policy – does that not scream summer living?

Let’s get our summer on – Brooklyn style.

Here’s what I got up to during my day here:

LOBSTER! Lobster owns my heart. I’m that kind of gal.

Red Hook Lobster Pound is ready to stuff you with crazy fresh lobster rolls (the lobster B.L.T. was bomb!) and insanely authentic east coast style chowder. Add the quaint picnic tables and an old fashioned root beer – it was love.

Next we hit Baked –  legit genius in the baking department. They make a good latte too. I had a chocolate chip cookie baked inside a brownie. Wrap your brain around that.

If you think we’d be done with sweets after this, you’d be wrong: on to pie!

Not just any pie. This was the best key lime pie my face has ever had the pleasure of meeting. They also dip some of their pies in chocolate… i’ll be back.

So much new life is waiting to be seen if you dare to seek it out.

Dig deep, and see what beauty you find outside your door!

12 thoughts on “Day Trip: Red Hook, Brooklyn!

  1. Emma

    Ahh, this is why I didn’t plan an itinerary when I visited Brooklyn last month. I knew there’d be too much I’d want to eat and see, and I wouldn’t be able to do any of it (since I only had 1.5 days). I hope I can make it back some day soon…

  2. Kristy

    I love your writing style Ashley! Always makes me smile. As for that lobster- um, hello!!!! And that key lime pie. I need to get to Red Hook!

    1. bakerbynature Post author

      ooooohhh, I want to come eat lobster rolls in San Fran!! And then a little shopping at Neiman…
      If you ever find yourself in NYC, Nami, you must call me!!

  3. Caroline

    I thought I recognized that second photo of the brick building! That’s across the street from Baked, right? When I visited NY a few years ago, my friend insisted we go to the bakery because she saw the salted brownie or something on the best thing I ever ate tv show. We were staying in Manhattan so it was a bit of a trek…we took the subway, walked the Brooklyn bridge, took a bus, walked…you name it. But the cookies and lemon bars were way worth it. I need to go back asap!


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