renaissance sausage

The Food Trust’s Headhouse Farmers’ Market has been going on every Sunday since May 1st. I’m embarrassed to say that I’ve only gone twice…and that was the past two Sundays!

One of things I would constantly hear about Headhouse Farmers’ Market is the deliciousness of Renaissance Sausage’s breakfast sandwiches. Two weeks ago when I went for the first time, that’s the very first thing I went to get. They offer three different types of sandwiches, one with homemade pork sausage, one with homemade vegetarian sausage, and one with bacon.

I ordered the pork sausage breakfast sandwich. It was quite amazing. The sausage is clearly the standout ingredient in this. It’s homemade, damn tasty, and about the size of a burger! Accompanying the sausage is a fried organic egg and local American cheese. All of that is served on a fresh bun.

The Headhouse Farmers’ Market is only going to be around until early-mid December. Go eat one of these sandwiches before it’s too late!

Renaissance Sausage
southwest corner of the Headhouse Farmers’ Market
2nd St. (between Lombard St. & South St.)
Philadelphia, PA

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northern spy food co.

I brunched with a couple friends not too long ago at Northern Spy Food Co. This East Village restaurant’s menu focuses on local and seasonal ingredients. The space isn’t the largest, but it sure was nice and cozy on that Sunday afternoon.

Coffees, waters, and a blueberry mimosa were the drinks ordered by the table. To start the meal, we all split an order of their buttermilk biscuits. These were delicious. They came to the table still warm and were some of the best biscuits I’ve ever had.

slow-whisked scrambled eggs

A friend ordered the slow whisked scrambled eggs which came with Heritage bacon and pan bread. Another ordered the sausage, egg & cheese sandwich which used gruyere and a fennel-sage sausage. I went with the chicken & egg sandwich which had a crispy chicken thigh, a poached egg, and chimichurri sauce.

chicken & egg sandwich

Definitely enjoyed everything I had for brunch. After having the biscuits on their own, I’ve gotta order their biscuits and gravy next time!

Northern Spy Food Co.
511 East 12th Street
New York, NY 10009

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peter pan donut & pastry shop

One morning in Brooklyn I made the trip up to Greenpoint to visit Peter Pan Donut & Pastry Shop. The decision to come here that morning was made easy due to several recommendations from others.

Not having the largest appetite that morning, I ordered two donuts, one red velvet and one honey dip. The honey dip was similar to a glazed donut and the red velvet was a cake donut. Both were tasty and in addition to my iced coffee, it started my day off on the right foot.

red velvet and honey dip donuts

I wish I took note of what others have told me. I’m pretty sure there was something special here besides the donuts that I should have tried. Oh well, there’s always next time.

Ever have these donuts? What do you think?

Peter Pan Donut & Pastry Shop
727 Manhattan Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11222

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