With summer coming to an end, and as restaurants begin to adjust to the new normal, here are our Top 7 NYC Brunch Options this Summer!
Many restaurants around New York City have expanded their menus to more than just lunch or dinner, wow they’ve chosen to include Brunch too! For many restaurants, what’s available in their menus might not be the same as before this pandemic. With the exemption of several restaurants that have opened up shop the last few months, your options for Brunch have also increased!
Here’s our list of restaurants that offer brunches that you should be checking out for delivery, for taking out, and even outdoor-dining, that include favorites like Crispy Crab Tacos, Bacon-wrapped Chicken Skewers, and Chile Oil Fried eggs.
Top 7 NYC Brunch Options this Summer
Even though several restaurants within New York City have started offering free dining services again, this shouldn’t be taken lightly as there are still safety concerns.
1. Casa Enrique
Casa Enrique, a Mexican restaurant from Chef Cosme Aguilar with a Michelin star, is the first on our list. Their menu ranges from Scrambled Eggs with Jalapeño, Crispy Crab Tacos, and black beans. They do have some outdoor seating, but they are also offering Brunch for taking out and delivery during weekends from 10 a.m to 4 p.m.
2. Claudy’s Kitchen
Claudy’s kitchen, a Peruvian restaurant, once started as an empanada and flan business. Their flan comes in different variants, namely passionfruit, lychee, chocolate, and the bestseller, vanilla, which is still one of the go-to choices when visiting Claudy’s Kitchen. Yet, they also have a wide selection of tamales. The restaurant is only open for deliveries and takes out, get some of their fantastic food before heading to Van Cortlandt Park.
3. Vida Verde
Vida Verde is a Midtown Mexican restaurant. Vida Verde’s full menu is available daily from 1 p.m to 10 p.m. The go-to choice would be their beefy rib eye tacos with crispy cheese, perfect hand to hand with one of the city’s oldest and smoothest frozen margaritas for weekend brunch. They have reopened for takeout and rooftop dining.
4. Niko’s Souvlaki
Niko’s Souvlaki, an Astoria Greek restaurant, is well known for their gyros and dishes like bacon-wrapped chicken skewers. Although they don’t have a brunch dedicated many, most of their dishes are still the ideal choices for takeout if you’re planning on eating in the nearby Astoria Park. Niko’s Souvlaki is open daily from 12 p.m to 10 p.m.
5. Dante West Village
Dante West Village is a restaurant known for its assortment of bread and baked pastries for a fantastic start. Their full brunch menu includes a rich onion tart made with mushrooms, ricotta pancakes, feta, and goat milk.
They offer extensive outdoor tables along two West Village streets. Dante West Village is open Sunday to Friday from 3 p.m to 11 p.m. Walk-ins only.
6. The Wild Son
The Wild Son’s new spot is a breezy location. The All-day cafe is famous for their zucchini, buckwheat pancakes, squash frittata, corn skillet cakes, and optional booze, frozen cucumber lemonade. The restaurant is available for outdoor dining, takeout, and delivery. Open from 10 a.m to 10 p.m on Saturdays and 10 a.m to 9 p.m on Sundays.
7. MeMe’s Diner
Meme’s Diner is one of those perfect places for Brunch. Many local favorites like Patty Melts and Chile Oil Fried Egg have returned, and new additions like their weekly specials, crispy pork sandwich with grilled pineapple, and a waffle station. For now, the restaurant is only open for Brunch, and seating is limited for people outside. MeMe’s Diner is open on Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m to 4 p.m.