A few weeks ago I walked down Brooklyn’s 5th Ave from 14th St to about 65th St. It was a great way to see a cross section of Brooklyn; from the nouveau-hipster South Slope, through the industrial wasteland of Green-Wood, to the Latin American side of Sunset Park, and just to the edge of Italian Bay Ridge. Along the way I stopped into La Gran Via Bakery, just across the street from Sunset Park, and for a mere $1 I got a slice of this impossibly rich and creamy bread pudding. I took it to the park and enjoyed some of the best views of NYC while enjoying some of the best bread puddings I’ve ever had — ain’t Brooklyn great?
La Gran Via — 4516 5th Ave, Brooklyn