Nothing makes me happier then when I get a chance to go back to my old neighborhood and shop at a few of my favorite stores. Some may think this might include clothing, but with me it’s all about the food!! I was very lucky to grow up in a neighborhood that not only taught me valuable life lessons, but also let me experience many yummy treats. My trips there are few and usually quick, so I am just going to share with you my three must go to places. To make the day even better my fun girlie friends Lynn & Bonnie came along for the ride.
First Stop :
Villabate Alba Bakery
This bakery is such a special place with some of the best baked goods you will ever taste. This was the bakery that my family would go to for special occasions.
It is full of yummy cookies, gelato, pastries, breads and some of the most beautifully decorated delicious cakes.
This is my favorite cake. It has mocha frosting and is adorned with chocolate covered cream puffs and chocolate covered strawberries. The inside is so delicious with fresh-cut bananas and walnuts. You knew it was an important birthday, when this baby came out. 😉
I could spend the whole day in this bakery because it is so pretty and the smell in there is the best!!!
But we have two more places to visit and kids to get home to, so we purchased our goodies and got on our way.
I love this store and grew up going to it. My family provided me with a list of what they wanted which included Pisa’s fresh mozzarella, soppressata, pepperoni and marinated mushrooms.
Lynny’s a big fan as well!!
We had our treats sliced and packed to go and headed off to our last stop before heading home.
Last, but not least :
L&B Spumoni Garden
I grew up two blocks from L&B and would eat lunch here almost everyday throughout High School.
This place is definitely a favorite of everyone and we were ready to eat.
So, we ordered up lunch and a 1/2 of Sicilian to go and headed out into the sunshine to eat.
It really is a unique piece of pizza.
and it brings me back to my childhood with every bite that I take.
We filled ourselves up, but there was no way we could go home without a big scooping of spumoni. It is a mixture of pistachio, vanilla, chocolate, nut filled yumminess and a must have for me when I visit.
I truly do love my home town and will always be proud to be from
♥ Brooklyn ♥
Definitely check it out if you get the chance