8 Places to Have Brunch in NYC!
Every weekend, restaurants are packed around midday… You’d be mistaken to think that’s due to lunchtime with its typical dishes like pasta, beef, salad… Weekends are brunch days, that is, a hearty breakfast with pancakes, waffles, sandwiches, potatoes, eggs cooked in every possible way, and, of course, mimosas and other traditional beverages. Brunch gathers friends and family for a delicious meal that captures the New York way of life perfectly! I put together a list of some nice restaurants that have already been mentioned on this blog before and are 100% worth checking out!
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Bubby’s is located in one of the coolest areas in NYC, Meatpacking District. I suggest setting aside a weekend to explore the district, since you’ll find several nice stores, restaurants and even the High Line Park, the city’s elevated linear park, there. More reasons to visit? This restaurant was featured in the Sex and the City TV show, on the 18th episode of the 3rd season! Rates don’t differ much from the average, and we spent about US$ 30-40 each (with drinks). Bubby’s is located at 73 Gansevoort St, New York, NY 10014. Click HERE to check out their official website.
The Rabbit Hole
Located in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, this simple and somewhat rustic restaurant has won my heart since the first time I stepped inside it and couldn’t be left out of this list! I have only been there during the winter so far, but there’s also an outdoor area in the back for the summer! The full address is 352 Bedford Ave (between 3rd St & 4th Street), Brooklyn, NY 11211. The average price per dish ranges from US$ 10-15. Cocktails are around US$ 11. To check the full menu, please visit their official website by clicking HERE!
HAVE BRUNCH IN A MANHATTAN MINI-CRUISE
Have you ever imagined having brunch while you sail the waters surrounding Manhattan? I took that ride at sunset and night and loved it, it’s amazing to see NYC from different perspectives! I shared everything about my experience HERE! The company offers more than one tour option, whether for brunch/lunch or dinner. If you have the chance, don’t miss it, it’s pretty special!
TAVERN ON THE GREEN
A city classic, Tavern on the Green is located inside Central Park, which makes it a must just for the experience! I’ve been there a few times on special occasions and found the food to be okay, nothing special, but worth it for the experience as a whole. Take the rest of the day to have fun at the park! Dishes are US$ 26 on average, while appetizers range from US$ 10-20. If you’d like to save some money, I recommend visiting the restaurant during the week, when the menu is more flexible and there are more options available. Learn more HERE!
JACK’S WIFE FREDA
With two addresses in Manhattan, this restaurant has become a city favorite to locals and tourists, who are willing to even stand outside waiting for a table on the weekends. Sandwiches, toasts and their diversified menu, in addition to good beverages, makes Jack’s Wife Freda a hit! To check the addresses and learn more, click HERE! Dishes’ rates vary, but expect to spend US$ 12-20 on average. Just click on delivery and you’ll be able to check prices (select weekend delivery).
Photo: JACK’S WIFE FREDA
One of my favorite vegan restaurants, Peacefood Cafe features two addresses in Manhattan. I visit the downtown unit the most, at 41 east 11th street. Peacefood serves brunch on weekends, and I’m always there. I couldn’t find their brunch menu online, but here’s what I normally order: waffles, PFC unchicken cutlet (sold separately or in a combo – US$ 14 on average) and pan-seared shanghai-style dumplings (US$ 9.50). There is also a large menu of cakes, cheesecakes, brownies, etc. Click HERE to check out their official website.
This one couldn’t be left out of the list, now, could it? If you’re traveling with family and would like to visit a rooftop, this is a great option, since guests under 21 are allowed for brunch – as long as they’re escorted by a parent! The bar serves brunch on weekends from 10 AM to 4 PM. Average rates are US$ 29 per adult and US$ 15 per child under 12. Learn more about their menu HERE! Reservations aren’t a requirement, but recommended if you’re coming with a group larger than 6 people. Learn more HERE! 230 Fifth is located at 230 5ht Avenue, New York, NY. I talked more about it and other rooftops HERE!
Clinton Street Baking Company
This is a classic in Downtown Manhattan and its popularity grew even more in the previous years that waiting is almost inevitable! And no, they don’t take reservations for brunch and can only accommodate groups of 7 or less. Good thing you can always explore the neighborhood and come back when you get the text. To avoid a long wait on weekends, they say you can arrive by 8:30 AM to get in line and be one of the first when they open at 9 AM. If not, once you put your name on the list, the wait can be as long as 1 or close to 2 hours. If you hate waiting they recommend on the website that you “visit during the week or even at night when the waits are shorter, if at all.” The restaurant is located at 4 Clinton Street (btw. East Houston & Stanton), New York, NY. And you can check their official website HERE! Photos: Clinton Street Baking Co.
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