The Sunset Park neighborhood in Brooklyn is one of those space warps that can only happen in NYC. Walking down 8th and 7th Avenues will feel exactly like traveling to China, while a stroll down 5th Avenue will take you to Mexico (6th Avenue is no man’s land, but the divide is quickly blurring). The past three months that I’ve lived in this space warp has been lovely and it has become one of my missions as of late to explore all the cafes and foodie spots around here. More coverage of delicious Chinese and Mexican food later (there is a loooot!), but for now, photos from Parlay, a super cozy spot that serves New American brunch fare, pastries, and outstanding coffee.
There also have matcha latte which is all the rage now and which is like regular latte except it’s prettier. And healthier probably. And also gives you less of a caffeine rush if you’re caffeine sensitive. I just got it for the prettiness, to be honest. I also love that Parlay has the option to make it with almond or soy milk instead of regular milk. The world is a little less evil to us, lactose intolerants, one matcha latte w/almond milk at a time.
We paid our first visit to Parlay on a rainy, downright horrible day, but Parlay’s cozy atmosphere and delicious food made everything better.
For actual food, we ordered Malaysian Curry, a Pulled Pork Sandwich, and a side of Sweet Potato Fries that came with Sriracha Mayo.
The Malaysian Curry was simply amazing. Just the right amount of spices & heat to make it the comfortest food of all comfort foods. Girlfriend approved of this curry, and she’s Malaysian, and SHE NEVER LIKES ANY CURRY ANYWHERE, so this is quite the high praise.
The Pulled Pork Sandwich was really good as well. I liked that it’s served on a warm toast. The pork was super juicy and came with caramelized onions and mushrooms. Yum.
Sweet Potato Fries are like God’s food, so do I need to say more? Sriracha Mayo was a nice touch and paired well with the fries. Isn’t it great that we live in a world where both Sriracha Mayo and Curry Mayo are a thing now?
In conclusion: Antler looking wood pieces on the wall look really cool and visit this place if you’re ever in Sunset Park!
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