Best Brunch in New York City






One word: BRUNCH. The one thing that drives all New Yorkers to the streets on Saturday and Sunday mornings. Whether it’s for the bottomless mimosas or the irresistible flakey biscuits or challah french toast, we have a brunch culture and cult following here unlike any other city. Brunch can also be an easier time to get ressies at some of those killer dinner spots.

Here is a list of some of the most crave-able and memorable downtown brunches that I always find myself running back to:

  1. Cookshop (Chelsea/High Line): Must-order  Cookshop Scramble (lox and caramelized onions on a biscuit)
  2. Pulino’s (Bowery): Think Egg Pizza and Skillet Pancake
  3. Jane (Greenwich Village): Creme Brûlée French Toast
  4. The Smith: Huevos Rancheros and Cheddar Chive Biscuit
  5. Northern Spy Food Company (East Village)
  6. Hundred Acres (SoHo)
  7. Cafe Orlin (East Village)
  8. Penelope (Murray Hill): Plan accordingly for the long wait…
  9. Cafe Cluny (West Village):
  10. Extra Virgin (West Village): Perfect Pancakes
  11. The Dutch (SoHo)
  12. Blue Ribbon Bakery (West Village): Challah French Toast
  13. Clinton St. Bakery (Lower East Side)
  14. Joseph Leonard (West Village): Croissant Egg Sandy with Srirracha Brussels Sprouts
  15. Diner (Williamsburg)
  16. Egg (Williamsburg)
  17. Westville (West Village, Chelsea, East Village, Tribeca)
  18. Peels (East Village): Build-a-Biscuit (1st pic below), Spa Eggs and Baked Goods
  19. August (West Village): Egg in a Hole and Burger with Fries
  20. bubby’s (Tribeca): Grits
  21. Maialino (Gramercy)
  22. Recette (West Village): Burrata Grilled Cheese
  23. Buvette (West Village): Steamed Eggs
  24. Friend of a Farmer (Gramercy)
  25. Philip Marie (West Village): Chicken & Brie Sandwich and Chocolate Chip Pancakes