NY – If It’s Friday morning, sometime between 9AM and 1PM, you will find me and my “Bites On Bikes” tour guests indulging in some of “My Favorite Things” in Williamsburg and Greenpoint. I semi-selfishly added this tour to my offerings because I love lox. I cannot get enough smoked fish in my life.
From Fish To Dish guests meets in Lower Manhattan, where we don helmets, climb aboard our foldable, lightweight TERN Bikes and we are off through the streets.
1. An energized ride over the Williamsburg Bridge with a pitstop at the pinnacle for a photo op, and to catch our breath. Then we make a dash into Blue Bottle Coffee on Berry Street for a Caffé Mocha – with Mast Brothers Chocolate. I don’t force feed anyone, so if drip coffee is your cup of tea, I won’t judge.
2.Next stop is “Fish Fridays” at Acme Smoked Fish on Gem Street in Brooklyn. It’s truly like a gift from heaven, that ACME Smoked Fish happily opens its coolers and its doors to those who “never pay retail,” but really love smoked fish. The line is part of the fun, and when we finally get to the front, there are samples of every type of smoked salmon known to mankind. We head out to the park with a view of Manhattan and have a picnic filled with many different types of lox. I know what you’re thinking. How many types of lox are there? A lot. We taste them all on Fridays.
3. Since we saved calories by NOT eating any bagels, our next two stops are for fattening treats. Yes, TWO. First up is Ovenly Bakery, where they bake some fantastically delicious gluten free recipes and my favorite…the simple Chocolate Chip with a pinch of sea salt. Then we head to Peter Pan Donuts on Manhattan Avenue for donuts Like. No. Other.