PLAN DATE: SUN / AUG. 5
Courtesy of St. Vincent and the Grenadines native Chef Rawlston Williams, The Food Sermon is a small, but elevated spin on Caribbean cuisine. Inside its open concept Crown Heights layout, you’ll be surrounded by native Caribbean art, stark-black shiplap and white subway tiles offset by pops of yellow Lompoc stools, and a wrap-around glass facade. And impeccable flavor aside, you won’t soon find better Insta-friendly plating in Brooklyn. These bowls are masterclasses in presentation.
After dinner, you’ve hopefully left some room for dessert. Pels Pie Co. is a picturesque pie shop that is equal parts inventive and adorable. Between the vibrant floral and abstract wallpaper, neon signage sporting some brand-appropriate text (see: “fresh pie” and “Pels”), a floating herb garden strung window-side at the entrance, and an intricately detailed tin plated steel ceiling, this pie shop is peak twee. Their menu rotates seasonally, but expect a blend of “classic and slightly experimental” options like grapefruit honey lavender and sweet potato marshmallow.
The Food Sermon
355 Rogers Avenue, Brooklyn
idk tip: This place is veggie-friendly, offering pan seared tofu and veggies along with their lamb, fish, and chicken options. Mixed-food couples welcome.
Pels Pie Co.
446 Rogers Avenue, Brooklyn
idk tip: Pair your pies with a cup of Counter Culture Coffee or Kusmi Tea (though, yes, local beer and wine options are also available).