PLAN DATE: SUN / JAN. 20
Don’t let a line deter you and your love from seeking some sweetness, warmth and liquid energy at BitterSweet, a happily popular and down to earth cafe that serves perfectly balanced coffee, exquisite little sweets, and a famed homemade almond milk. Although there’s bound to be a small crowd, it’s not just the popularity—narrow and bright, there are few seats and space, but if you manage to snag some, it’s def the kind of adorable enclave that just perfect for snuggling up in. Warm up over the best chai latte of your life, pair it with delectably eclectic Hibiscus Donuts or gooey chocolate chip cookies, and make sure you both order with almond milk for that homemade smooth, sweet and creamy goodness.
There are lots of places for good hummus in the city, but a place that makes actually great hummus a real rarity. Thankfully, you can find that at upscale Mediterranean joint Miss Ada, which boasts five types to go with its stellar pita. Modern, blunt and dark woodwork shapes the invitingly warm space, while an airy goldenness basks the tables upon which bowls and platters of topnotch rendition of baba ganoush, halloumi and falafel tempt you. It’s the perfect arrangement for sharing and small plates, with dishes like Whipped Ricotta with brown butter, honey and sage adding a subtle sweet kick to the savory spread of pickled seasonal vegetables, crispy kebabs, housemade Labne, and octopus served with eggplant puree and charred peppers. You’ll love the many opportunities to lift the exotically flavorful delicacies into each other’s mouths as you share this fabulously modern array of Mediterranean fare.
180 Dekalb Avenue, Brooklyn
idk tip: If you and your person are dog owners, then don’t forget to pick up one of their yummy dog treats.
184 Dekalb Avenue, Brooklyn
idk tip: Absolutely anything including beets here is a must.