Our first morning in Brooklyn, we woke up and went for a short stroll for a coffee and some breakfast. We found PLG Coffeehouse and had our own coffees and split an everything bagel with cream cheese.
We hurried back home to shower and head out for the day! We took the subway into Manhattan and explored Grand Central Station.
Immediately after we had to stop for another bagel at Ess-a-Bagel. There was a pretty hefty line, but we finally made it to the front and ordered an Everything Bagel with lox, cream cheese with chives, capers, tomatoes, and even some lettuce.
We knew we’d want something sweet to have post bagel so we also decided to get a black and white cookie.
The bagel was so, so good! It’s one of my favorite bagels of the trip and the cookie was so soft and cakey! I normally am not a cakey cookie person, but it worked so well here…I devoured every last bite!
As we were heading out we noticed that it was downright pouring outside and let me tell you we were not prepared, but we also did not care one bit! We love being anywhere downtown in the rain…there’s something romantic and magical about it (blame rom-coms)!
We had some sights we wanted to see in the area we were in so we started our journey and stopped a few times to take some pictures. There are so many incredible buildings and doors in NYC!
Rockefeller Center was one of our first stops to look around…
Our next stop was the NY Public Library and again such gorgeous doors and ceilings! I may have already been a little door obsessed and being in NY made it worse 🙂
Right around from the library was Bryant Park where everything looked so green…
We walked from there to the Empire State Building
From ESB to ANOTHER bagel shop (our 3rd)! Best Bagel and Coffee had everything seasoning on the top and bottom of the bagel…we shared another bagel with lox and all the fixings.
We had stopped by a Lindt shop on our way and picked up some truffles and we had a couple for dessert post bagel.
We headed out to find the High Line and found these tulips on the way. Besides doors, NYC is filled with so many tulips!
The High Line stretched on forever and we walked basically all of it, admiring the new apartments and taking in murals.
We hopped off eventually and headed to Chelsea Market where I smelled the most incredible candles (and yes, nearly cried), but sadly we had barely any space in our luggage so I couldn’t get any. A blessing and a curse.
At Chelsea Market we found a taco shop that we wanted to check out anyway and got a carne asada and a chicken taco to share.
Our dessert stop was at City Cakes where we got 3 cookies. A chocolate chip walnut, white chocolate mac, and a snickerdoodle I believe? These are hefty half pound cookies!
We walked off our food by heading to Times Square and walking around! We had seen some of it during the day when we arrived, but it was just incredible to be there IRL at night.
After all the bagels we wanted to have at least one slice of ‘za before our day of eating ended so we had a $1 slice…it felt wrong to not have at least one slice of pizza!
We had some plans for the night-a comedy improv show at Upright Citizens Brigade in Hell’s Kitchen. We made it there and were so happy to finally sit for a bit after all the walking!
The show was great and even though we had thought about grabbing food after-our bellies were full and our feet were exhausted. We found the fastest metro route home and made it home to finally chill the heck out!
Are you guys as obsessed with doors as I am? Or with bagels? Let me know in the comments!