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9 Brunch Recommendations in NYC

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at Fordham chapter.

Brunch is simply the best meal of the day. A savory lunch dish in combination with a sweet breakfast treat fill you up for the day. With endless cafe’s to choose from, brunching can become an irresistible adventure. Here’s a roundup of the most ambrosial, adorable, NYC brunch spots.

1. The Butcher’s Daughter – Nolita

This vegan restaurant will have you feeling satisfied and healthy. They have gluten free options available too!

Recommendations: 7 Minutes in Heaven Smoothie, Smashed Avocado Toast (add an egg on top)

Photo via @thebutchersdaughter_official

2. Banc – Kips Bay

Sit outside on the patio for a relaxed brunch, while taking in the sights and sounds of the city.

Recommendations: Warm Goat Cheese Salad, Smoked Salmon Flatbread

Photo via @bancnyc

3. Penelope – Kips Bay

Penelope is home to brunching dreams and sweet treats.

Recommendations: Mabel’s Homemade Granola, Cider Donut Holes

Photo via @anlikellydurham

4. Petite Abeille – Chelsea

This French establishment is the place to go for a chocolate fix.

Recommendations: Toasted Baguette with Nutella, Brioche French Toast

Photo via @icees

5. Jack’s Wife Freda – Lafayette

There’s no doubt that when you go to Jack’s Wife you’ll be served anything short of a perfectly instagrammable, mouthwatering brunch.

Recommendations: Rosewater Waffle, Mediterranean Breakfast

Photo via @jackswifefreda

6. Egg Shop – Nolita

The ultimate BEC can be found at Egg Shop, with so many variations to choose from.

Recommendations: The Beast, Egg Salad Sandwich

Photo via @eggshopnyc

7. Iris Cafe – Brooklyn

Nothing beats Iris Cafe’s toasted english muffin with homemade ricotta, dressed with honey and sea salt.

Recommendations: Homemade Ricotta, Kale Caesar

Photo via @prezwithaz

8. Friend of a Farmer – Gramercy Park

Nothing screams fall like Friend of a Farmer’s warm breakfast dishes.

Recommendations: Porridge with Cream, Buttermilk Apple Butter Pancakes

Photo via @moragwil

9. Blank Slate Cafe – Flatiron

Savory or sweet, Blank Slate’s brunch will have you hooked.

Recommendations: White Bean Artichoke Toast, Cake Batter Dip

Photo via @blankslatenyc

Hi everyone! My name is Danielle and I am a Sophomore at Fordham University studying Political Science and Economics. In my free time I love reading fashion and wellness blogs, taking a class at SoulCyle, and playing with my dog at the beach. I love exploring NYC, and have lived mostly on Long Island, but I've also lived in Los Angeles and San Francisco. 
Natalie is a senior at Fordham University where she is a Communications major, concentrating in Journalism. She's previously been a Public Relations Intern at Rent the Runway, a Features Editor at Seventeen Magazine, and an Editorial Intern at Dance Spirit Magazine. This semester, she has the opportunity to combine both of her passions, dance and journalism, as a Press Intern at the New York City Ballet. She continues to take class at the infamous, Broadway Dance Center as she hopes to enjoy her senior year to the fullest.