Park Slope parents…if you find yourself tired of the same early morning routine, I will let you in on a little secret gem Jackson and I have been reveling in…early morning breakfast-shop-run-around at Whole Foods on Third and Third!
It was so magical. I remembered in a tired shopping stupor that somehow while the store opens at 8am, the coffee/pastry and breakfast are served at 7! So after Jackson decided 6:30 am was a proper wake up time (oh don’t hate me, the kid is still waking up at 4am to breastfeed…he just snoozes with me until at least 7:30 usually) I just couldn’t bare to do our normal morning routine so bundled him into the car, and off to Whole Foods we went.
The sun was shining through the post rain air and drying up the rooftop terrace (yeah, did you know about this?!) where we brought our yummy organic scrambled eggs, tofu, veggies and warm freshly baked biscuits to chow. And we were the only ones up there, enjoying our beautiful breakfast and marveling at the exciting sounds of construction and excavation surrounding us.
After that I took him to their awesome landscaped area all along the stunning (ahem) Gowanas Canal where it’s perfect to just let a toddler run to his/her heart’s content. While Jackson kept pointing to the Canal and proclaiming “wawa! wawa!” I gently corrected him and said, “almost sweetie, a form of liquid!”
Then we did our much needed shopping trip with pretty much the entire store to ourselves, and J got to say hello to all of the friendly Whole Foods staffers.
One more secret that I promised not to reveal…but the terrace is AMAZING for World Cup viewing. Multiple screens, outdoors, GREAT beer and food, never obnoxiously packed and mega kid friendly. SCORE.