It's fair to say that in New York, brunch can be a bit of a process. Whenever I have friends in town and they want to go to brunch, I have an endless amount of stress trying to think of somewhere fun that has great food. The possibilities are limitless and I have a consistently growing list of places I want to try. That being said, since moving here I have been able to nail down a list of go-to places that always hit the spot. Here are the ten places I would be satisfied going to on rotation forever.
1. Supper (East Village)
Supper is a rustic Italian restaurant that has one of the best brunches in the neighborhood. Everything from the eggs, to more meat centric dishes are on point. Plus, they have a 3 for 1 drink special.
2. Walter's (Fort Greene)
It's worth heading to Fort Greene just to try Walter's. It's tiny, has a cool tiled floor and an old school vibe. The servers are dressed to the nines and so nice!
3. Jack's Wife Freda (SoHo and West Village)
This brunch spot may be Instagram famous but I think it's worth the hype. I've tried various meals from the green shakshuka, the waffle, to the poached eggs and it's all delicious even though the portions are a bit small. The bloody Mary's are great too.
4. Colonie (Brooklyn Heights)
I tell literally everyone who cares to listen about this restaurant in Brooklyn Heights. It so SOO good! I would go every day if I had unlimited money. The pancake is epic (look at how thick it is!) and the salted caramel doughnut holes still have me drooling.
5. Tacombi (Multiple locations)
If you like tacos, Tacombi is the place for you. I've been to the Nolita location a couple times and just tried the new location on Bleecker Street over the weekend. It was bomb.com. The fish tacos are some of the best I've had and I was dying with jealousy over my sister's Pina Colada. The interior is super bright and cheery and it makes you feel like you're actually in Mexico.
6. Egg Shop (Lower East Side)
I've discussed my love for Egg Shop before on this blog, and my love still rages on. Egg Shop is, you guessed it, all about eggs. They serve everything from egg sandwiches, to egg bowls that you never thought you needed.
7. Rosarito Fish Shack (Williamsburg)
If I am in Williamsburg this is where you will find me. Mexican but with a seafood flare, Rosarito's has everything I crave from oysters to a good quesadilla. The decor is incredible too. I sort of want to move in!
8. Buvette (West Village)
Buvette is such a sweet little place and I am obsessed with their Croque Madame. I also love the open kitchen. The wait is long but it's worth it for the delicious food and bustling, fun atmosphere.
9. The Wren (East Village)
I love The Wren for both brunch and cocktails. The avocado toast with soft poached egg is one of the best versions and I love how it comes out on a wooden cutting board. Side note - it's fun to come here during the holidays because of the decorations!
10. The Fat Radish (Lower East Side)
One year my parents got Pat a gift card to The Fat Radish (at my request) and we went and had a luxurious brunch featuring some of the best pancakes I've ever eaten. I'd go back a hundred times and recommend it to everyone.