Bareburger Brunch

I was super excited when Bareburger reached out and invited me to taste their new brunch menu at their Plainview location on Long Island. I had never eaten at Bareburger before but was already swooning at the incredible menu, which is all organic.

My friend Gina (in the photos below!) and I went this past Sunday and had the most delicious brunch while enjoying the awesome atmosphere inside. We both ordered the Queso Fundido – a dish including 2 eggs over easy, black bean salsa, pickled onions, vegan sausage, fresh avocado and tortilla chips drizzled with queso. We were also offered a flight (yes, a flight!) of pancakes, where we chose three different types. These included fresh blueberry, chocolate hazelnut and my favorite – coconut pancakes with blueberries and lemon.

Everything was absolutely delicious and I cannot wait to return and also to try their dinner menu. Very thankful for the great meal. Photos below 🙂

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Lavender is Bliss

Far east on the North Fork of Long Island is a beautiful lavender farm called Lavender by the Bay. My visit here has been two years in the making. I had heard about it 2 summers ago but didn’t have the chance to get out there. Last year, I finally had the chance to go but was disappointed to see on their website that all of the blooms had JUST been harvested. Finally, this year I made it!

It’s tricky because the main lavender bloom only spans about 2 weeks- an extremely short window to go enjoy the open fields. If you plan to go, check their website regularly for updates on blooming times.

I stepped out of the car and was immediately surrounded by the incredible aroma of the lavender flowers. It’s an $8 fee to enter the fields which include rows upon rows of lavender. There were a lot more bees than I expected but didn’t have a single issue. They were just minding their own business focusing on the flowers.

Of course I brought my camera along and also included 2 photos of myself below (thanks to my boyfriend!) because I just love how they came out. We spent some time in the fields and then purchased fresh bouquets of lavender to bring home. And yes, the car smelled AMAZING.

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