Brunchnoun\ˈbrənch\ : a meal usually taken late in the morning that combines a late breakfast and an early lunch
In New York brunch is more than a meal and a few cocktails on a weekend morning, it is a lifestyle. Brunch is a social experience that is completely defined by who you’re with and where you’re eating (mostly the latter). In my four years so far spent in Manhattan I’ve attended countless brunches, eaten dozens of plates of french toast, and consumed hundreds of mimosas, yet when friends come to visit they do not seem to grasp the importance of this meal.
For me brunch marks either the beginning or ending of the week. Either I’m prepping for what lies ahead or I’m completely hungover with a few of my close friends laughing about the events of the previous night. Like many I’m very busy most week days so I have to pack in all of the fun I can Friday-Sunday. Not to mention, New York has some of the most unique and delicious restaurants in the world. There’s always a new place to try and interesting people to see, so if you’re not already a bruncher give it a shot!
If you’re looking for a good brunch spot I’d suggest checking out my Yelp page, and since I don’t post there often enough here are some of my favorite spots: