Where to Brunch in NYC
This breakfast and lunch hybrid is clearly New Yorkers’ favourite meal of the day. They’ve become quite the experts at poaching eggs, flipping pancakes and squeezing that orange juice (although Europeans will agree that we’ve all been disappointed when ordering a “freshly-squeezed orange juice” in the US as it happens to be the name of a brand so tip(!): order freshly pressed juice not squeezed)!
On that note, here are our favourite NYC brunches:
This adorable little gem located in the middle of Dumbo offers the most delicious sourdough pancakes ($8/13) we’ve ever had (which happen to be served by a very handsome gentleman). The restaurant has a little backyard garden, which is perfect for when it’s sunny and a cool boho-chic interior.
Talking about pancakes, Maialino’s are extremely fluffy ($17). They also serve a wider range of homemade pastries ($4-9) that are to die for. Their cosy restaurant, which overlooks Gramercy Park, will definitely make you want to extend your brunch into a “linner” – and that’s okay as they’re open all day.
Tilda All Day put as much effort into designing their interior as they did in crafting their creative menu (which by the way happens to be extremely Instagram friendly). Make sure to try their lardo and fruit on toast ($7) or any of their pastries which are cheekily exposed on their counter. Please try their beef broth and bone marrow dumplings ($8) for us, as we oddly didn’t spot it on the menu when we went and are now experiencing some serious Fomo.
A classic. If you feel like having a cream cheese and lox bagel, this is the place. The inevitable queue (also a New York classic) is totally worth it. We suggest you order both a smoked salmon bagel ($16) and a smoked sable and bialy ($18) – and let us know which one you like best!