The 7 Best Weekend Brunch Spots in New York City
Looking for the perfect brunch spot in NYC?
Summer is in full swing and one of our favorite summer traditions is a weekend brunch with friends and family! Luckily, there are so many great brunch spots in New York City. You can get buttery pancakes, light and airy waffles, juicy steak and eggs and so much more! So with that in mind, we narrowed it down and here are our picks for the 7 best weekend brunch spots in New York City.
Bubby’s – 120 Hudson St
One of our all time favorite brunch spots in New York City is Bubby’s. Their fried chicken and pancakes is simply addictive and it has us coming back time and time again to get more! Their fried chicken is just bursting with flavor with every bite and their pancakes are massive and super fluffy.
Ed’s Lobster Bar – 155 Grand St
P.C.: yelp, Lucy M.
Ed’s Lobster Bar recently moved to a new, larger location in SoHo and it has plenty of outdoor seating too. They are renown for their fresh seafood and we especially love their lobster rolls. These rolls are packed with succulent lobster and it just hits the spot on the hot summer day. Their lobster benedict is top notch too.
Sweet Chick – 178 Ludlow St & Other Locations
Some of the best waffles we ever had was at Sweet Chick and they come in many exciting flavors like apple cinnamon, bacon cheddar and chocolate chip just to name a few. One tip we have to avoid the long lines during the weekends is to check out their locations in the outer boroughs (164 Bedford Ave and 341 Flatbush Ave in Brooklyn and 46-42 Vernon Blvd, Queens).
Freemans – Freeman Alley
P.C.: yelp, Kaiyan Y.
Hidden away in a very easy to miss alley in the Lower East Side is Freemans. It is a beautiful restaurant and they serve classic American dishes with hints of French influences done right. Our go-tos here for brunch are their signature cheeseburgers and their salmon benedict.
Les Enfants de Bohème – 177 Henry St
We were sad that some of our favorite French brunch spots closed over the last few years but one that you can still go to every weekend is Les Enfants de Bohème, also in the Lower East Side. Steak and eggs is easily our favorite brunch order and they have an excellent one here. The steak is super juicy and the eggs are always cooked perfectly.
Golden Diner – 123 Madison St
P.C.: yelp, Sam A.
Golden Diner combines classic diner foods and Asian flavors. They have unique items on the menu like mushroom Reuben quesadilla, chicken katsu club sandwich and Thai tea tres leches cake that are hard to find elsewhere even in New York City. Thai Diner (186 Mott St) is another restaurant with a similar concept and unique dishes that we highly recommend.
Nom Wah Tea Parlor – 13 Doyers St
Finally, dim sum is another great weekend brunch idea and Nom Wah Tea Parlor is hands down one of favorite restaurants in all of Chinatown. They have all the dim classics you expect and it is made to order so it is always fresh and delicious by the time it reaches your table. Chinatown is chocked full of interesting restaurants so for more restaurant recommendations including many hidden gems in both Chinatown and Little Italy join us for our Chinatown and Little Italy Food Fest tour!