Things to Do in Williamsburg, Brooklyn with a Baby

We used to live in Manhattan and would spend a lot of our weekend time just over the bridge in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Now, when we go up for a visit with the babe, we often don’t even go into the city. Williamsburg has such a great vibe, everything you need and is extremely baby friendly.

Here’s what we did on a recent visit:

To Eat

There are seriously so many amazing restaurants in Williamsburg. Here are some that we enjoy:

Egg Shop - on our most recent visit, Grace and I ate here 2 out of 3 days. It is a super yummy brunch spot (as long as you like eggs). Get there early to beat the crowds.

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The Butcher’s Daughter - a plant-based eatery with super dreamy vibes.

 Vegan kale caesar salad with tempeh

Vegan kale caesar salad with tempeh

The Meatball Shop - I love this place, it’s a no frills spot to get local, farm fresh veggies and protein in just about any combo you’d like (even vegan).

 Chicken meatballs with broccoli, pesto sauce and an egg on top

Chicken meatballs with broccoli, pesto sauce and an egg on top

Roberta’s Pizza (technically a Lyft ride away in Bushwick) - a farm-to-table cult classic.

Leuca - a phenomenal southern italian menu by chef Andrew Carmellini. Perfect for a nicer night out.

To Drink

To me, Juice Press’s Mother Earth green juice is the best, most pure in the world.

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the best

To Perk

Devoción Café is potentially my favorite coffee shop in the world. The aesthetic and the coffee are divine. It does seem a little worker bee-esque on the weekdays, but we did see several moms and babes on a recent visit.

Toby’s Estate Coffee is also super delicious coffee.

 Almond milk latte and a fresh baked croissant 😋

Almond milk latte and a fresh baked croissant 😋

To Move

As you guys know, running is my favorite way to explore a city. Rent a jogging stroller or enlist your loved one to babysit and run solo down the Brooklyn Greenway. You could also take your babe in for baby and me yoga at Kula Yoga Project or ask your traveling buddies for some time off and check out a high-intensity, high-vibe class at Soul Cycle or SLT.

To Relax

If you’re able to step away for an hour or two, head to Maha Rose for a healing session (technically in Greenpoint), you’ll feel like a whole new mama.

To Play

Take the East River Ferry to DUMBO or to Manhattan.

Head to McCarren Park for a picnic or to play on the dreamy playground or head to William Sheridan Playground, which happens to be right across the street from from Devoción :)

 Running through McCarren Park

Running through McCarren Park

Usually a lively concert venue, Brooklyn Bowl opens its doors to families during the day on Saturdays and Sundays.

Go to the Bushwick Inlet Park to check out the Manhattan Skyline.

 The view from Bushwick Inlet Park

The view from Bushwick Inlet Park

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