Brooklyn Bound

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 :

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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.

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It is full of yummy cookies, gelato, pastries, breads and some of the most beautifully decorated delicious cakes.

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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. 😉

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I could spend the whole day in this bakery because it is so pretty and the smell in there is the best!!!

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But we have two more places to visit and kids to get home to, so we purchased our goodies and got on our way.

Next :

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Pisa

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.

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Lynny’s a big fan as well!! :)

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We had our treats sliced and packed to go and headed off to our last stop before heading home.

Last, but not least :

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L&B Spumoni Garden

I grew up two blocks from L&B and would eat lunch here almost everyday throughout High School.

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This place is definitely a favorite of everyone and we were ready to eat.

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So, we ordered up lunch and a 1/2 of Sicilian to go and headed out into the sunshine to eat.

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It really is a unique piece of pizza.

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and it brings me back to my childhood with every bite that I take.

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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 :)

xoxo

Jill 

1 Comment on Brooklyn Bound

  1. Lynn Caso
    October 26, 2015 at 6:50 pm (2 years ago)

    Great day! Great food! Great friends!! Thank you for allowing me to be a part of it!!!
    Love,
    Lynn

    Reply

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