We had originally planned a different day for Saturday, but we couldn't resist going back to Sticky Fingers for the breakfast platters.
Some shots from inside the shop:
When we left Sticky Fingers, we stopped at a farmer's market (Saturdays 9-1pm) in a nearby plaza.
We took the bus down 14th street to the American History Museum and the Natural History Museum.
The Natural History Museum was hella crowded, so we kinda went through quickly, but the Hope Diamond is there, the stuffed animals were cute, we got eaten by simulated dinosaurs, gems rule, there is a butterfly exhibit which we did not want to pay extra for, and little bugs all over the place.
At around 4:30 we took a break to eat a Little Devil (like a Devil Dog) from Sticky Fingers.
We ducked into Commissary, after seeing they had a veggie burger that looked good. The menu was a little confusing - the fries and veggie burger turned out not to be vegan, but, again, the server was really helpful. The burger is vegan if you get it without the bun, so I put that on top of a salad. I was definitely feeling vegetable deficient.
For dessert we ran across the street to the Whole Foods and picked up Ciao Bella mango sorbertto to split. Yea, we ate the whole thing.
We also came across Anna, mashing the biggest bowl of guacamole either of us had ever seen.
Thus veggiefied and fortified, we walked back to the hostel, stopping for drinks in Chinatown (which, really, is like one street of Chinese restaurants, and then a lot of Mexican places and Irish pubs but whatever.)
We left the next morning, stopping at Sidamo again. This time was a little more difficult. I didn't want the whole vegan breakfast so I just asked for a bagel with hummus (since they offer a bagel with cream cheese, but don't have vegan cc) and they weren't sure they could do that so I was like, okay, just the bagel, and then they didn't know how to price that, so they put in the bagel with cc but ran back to tell the schmearer to sub hummus. I guess she had already started to put on the cream cheese, because the (toasted - blasphemy - actually it looked panini pressed, which is even worse - sorry I'm a NY bagel stickler) bagel came out with cream cheese kinda scraped off, and then hummus on top. I hate dealing with situations like that and they were trying to be accommodating, so Greg just took it to eat later.
There were plenty of almonds and figs and snack bars in my bag anyway; I just wanted the bagel. G and I shared a mango smoothie from Jamba Juice before we got on the bus.
I ate a Pure bar on the bus, and some candy while I read. Ha.
Bye DC, it's been real. The coffee's good. Sticky Fingers is great. Still, so happy to get home to this lil darlin. My roommate took care of her while I was away!! I'm so jealous; she probably did a whole bunch of cute stuff while I couldn't see.
Can you see the resemblance? (This one's from the Natural History Museum.)
Now to up the vegetable intake exponentially to get back to normal levels.