July 21, 2016

Let's Get Brunch In... NYC

I lived in New York for nine months while I was a freshman in college, and I had everything—concerts, museums, parks, shops, tons of restaurants— everything at my feet. I still have a running list of places I want to try (and I eventually want to do a full post on my favorite spots in the City, but that's kind of an undertaking), but I definitely found some gems in my time there. (Read up on my Boca Raton brunch picks here.)

+ Friend of a Farmer

Apple butter pancakes and killer iced coffee on a beautiful street in Gramercy. Enough said? There's almost always a wait here, and they don't take reservations, but it's worth it.

Order: Apple. Butter. Pancakes. The omelettes look amazing, too, and they have quite a selection.

+ Hundred Acres

My favorite place for brunch, for sure. They change their menu regularly, so there's always something new and interesting to order. The front of the restaurant has French doors that open up onto MacDougal Street in SoHo, so you can enjoy the view while you eat, or opt to sit in the "Garden Room" at the back of the restaurant. With its huge skylights (that I believe are opened up when the weather is nice) and little plants everywhere, the room makes you think you're eating in a greenhouse.

Order: Cinnamon rolls and/or spiced fries for the table, one of the egg dishes being offered (I've had chilaquiles verde and eggs poached in tomato sauce), and a cold brew. Both the burger and grilled cheese sound/look incredible, but I haven't ordered either because I always lean on the br- side of brunch.

+ Maison Kayser

This French bakery has a few locations in the City (and around the world), but it's a chain that's worth a visit. I've eaten at the Columbus Circle location both times I've been here. 

Order: A piece of quiche Lorraine (served with mixed greens) or the tartine with asparagus, gruyere, and truffle oil. And a pastry, of course. 

+ The Egg Shop

Located near Little Italy/the Bowery in the Lower East Side, The Egg Shop's food is as good as its interior is adorable. They serve brunch daily, 8 AM-4 PM, which is hard to beat. I could definitely try everything on the menu because #eggfanatic.

Order: The Eggshop B.E.C. (pictured above) and a cold brew. The Beast and the Pepper Boy both sound really good, too.

Any other NYC brunch recommendations for me?


  1. Totally love love The Egg Shop. :)

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