Where to Take Your Mom on a Summer Friday

It was a sunny summer Friday, and my mom and I decided to take a trip to the Union Square Greenmarket. Beloved by foodies searching for the freshest ingredients for their next meal, the vendors offer produce and other items straight from local farms.


The market has something for everyone. The stores sell, among many other products, organic fruits and vegetables, bread straight from the oven and homemade spirits.


Hot Bread Kitchen has one of the most intriguing booths. This bakery, which has a storefront in Harlem, has a mission beyond baking delicious bread. It is known for creating breads representing various ethnicities. You can purchase challah, tortillas and Moroccan bread at the same location.

hot bread

Hot Bread Kitchen also works with low-income, immigrants and minority individuals with an interest in the food industry. The business teaches them about the culinary business and helps them further their careers.


The market offers everything from different varieties of honey that were produced in a small apiary in the Finger Lakes region to small-batch spirits that were developed in an Orange County distillery.


The Union Square Greenmarket is open from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Stop by when you’re preparing your next meal or snack, or are planning for a night of “Netflix and cheese.”