Sunday, October 21, 2012

Sun In Bloom

My friend Lauren was recently visiting New York from San Diego and requested me as her tour guide. I happily obliged and took her to the High Line, walked by Bar & Books (a bookstore which we had passed by on our trip to Prague together last year), did some shopping in SoHo, and hit up Rice to Riches.  After our day touring New York Lauren left Manhattan for Brooklyn; on our last shared day in the city I met her for breakfast at Sun In Bloom right near the new Barclays Center.

Going from Union Square to the Atlantic Av. stop was incredibly easy on the subway and took barely 15 minutes.  I hadn't seen the new Center yet so it was great to see the swooping architecture and unique coloring of the building.  Lauren pointed out that the center looked as if it was old and rusty.  I'll definitely have to read some architectural reviews of the Center, but I enjoyed the spaceship-like entrance with its built in screens and ease of passage into the Center.

Anyway, Lauren found Sun In Bloom on Yelp and recommended it as a place that has gluten free options.  It's a small restaurant with an extensive menu filled with gluten free, vegan, and raw options.  I opted for the Gluten Free Pancake stack with Caramelized Bananas and a side of Maple Syrup.  The pancakes were plentiful but their taste was just fine; not great and not horrible.  They were pretty dry, even after I doused them in maple syrup.

Lauren enjoyed her meal, the location was great, and the restaurant itself is simply decorated with big open windows looking out onto the street.  Overall, I wouldn't order the pancakes at Sun In Bloom again but I would give the restaurant another try.

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Sun In Bloom
460 Bergen Street
Brooklyn, NY 11217 (Map)
(718) 622-4303

1 comment:

365 in American Samoa said...

Your blog makes me want to go to NY and eat gluten free! I hope you're finding a lot of cool gluten free places in SD. I know Rendevous in Del Mar has a GF menu.