I always preferred Old German Bakery over Carlo’s Bakery in Hoboken. There were indoor and outdoor seatings. To sit inside, we were able to interact with the owner, who was a very friendly and interesting person. He told us that everything in the store was imported from Germany. All items (sweet and savory) were baked in the store. We were impressed. When sat outside, we had the opportunity to do some people watching. For the dessert, we tried something new today – chocolate due cake, which was made with chocolate mousse and chocolate cake. It was outside of our conform zone but surprisingly it was amazingly good.
I thought this German song would pair well with this meal – Unter meiner Haut by Elif.
Alex and I took our nieces – Pookie and Nikki to a helicopter ride in Manhattan. It was a crazy and fun experience for all of us. We started in Chinatown for a light snack at Mei Li Wah. We ordered the roast pork buns (sweet and salty), Swiss style chicken wings (crispy and spicy), egg yolk buns (sweet and juicy), and famous buns (soft and light).
Afterwards, we walked along the East River to pier 6 – our destination. We spotted an old and broken piano laying around near the water on the way. We thought it was pretty cool.
The whole helicopter ride was pretty short about 15 minutes but we got to see most of the manhattan from the sky.
We headed to Freemans for lunch. Alex picked this place not by a coincident. He actually researched on the trendy brunch spots for teens. We loved this place. It had taxidermy hung on the wall. Food was great. We ordered hot artichoke dip with crisp bread, devils on horseback (dates stuffed with blue cheese and wrapped with bacon), open faced egg white omelet (with marinated heirloom tomatoes, raclette cheese and mixed greens), and skillet eggs (with bacon, spinach and Gruyere).
We wanted to walk around to let the food to digest but we passed by Roni – Sue’s Chocolate, who had a big sign in front of the shop said “Pig Candy”. We wasn’t able to resist and popped in there for some truffles.
Nikki showed us 1940 by The Submarines. It was very unique and cool.