LOCKE STREET AND FRIES IN THE ALLEY
On Thursday evening, four adventurous souls and myself went to Locke Street. Locke Street offers a unique blend of independently owned restaurants, coffee shops, and clothing stores. As it was a beautiful sunny day, we decided to walk down the street and stop at any stores that looked interesting on our way.
If you’re wondering what there is to do on Locke Street, there are numerous possibilities. There is a really cool new café that has opened up called Democracy, where Locke Street Bakery used to be. Luckily, the delicious bagels are still here – they are baked in Stoney Creek and delivered fresh every morning. It has a large garage-like door, and the walls are painted with chalkboard paint for people who want to express their creativity…or who really like writing on chalkboards! We also stopped to check out the Cheese Shoppe on Locke, which boasts an impressive selection of all things dairy. We then went into Bike Locke, a bike repair store that also has different birds chirping in cages scattered throughout the store – talk about a soundtrack!
By far the coolest part about our trip was seeing a sign advertising “fries in the alley”. Without even hesitating, we got some delicious fries – eating fries in an alley is definitely a novel experience, and I can’t recommend it enough.
Those were just a few of the places we went to, and Locke St. has even more to offer – Chuck’s Burger Bar has some of the best burgers I have ever eaten, the Bread Bar is a delicious organic restaurant, and there are several other antique and vintage clothing stores.
If you’ve never really explored Hamilton before, it’s a great way to start – it’s a ten-minute bus ride and is super easy to get to – just take the HSR to Main & Locke!
Keep an eye out on this blog for our other outings – they’re a great way not only to see more of Hamilton, but also to make some new friends!