Spotted on Carrie’s blog, as well as on a Refinery29 list of best brunches in NYC. Being someone who basically lives off of eggs, I couldn’t resist stopping by this tiny joint in Nolita. It did not disappoint, and was definitely worth the wait! I went with P and a cousin for Sunday Brunch, but any time of day would be perfect. I was also left curious about what their dinner cuisine would be like… guess I’ll have to save that for another trip!
Egg Shop is located at 151 Elizabeth Street
Hungarian Pastry Shop
This place keeps it old school for sure. They don’t have wifi, you can only pay with cash, and they offer free refills on tea and coffee. I loved to take my laptop or a good book and sit at a table in a dark corner for a few hours. The pastry is delicious, and it’s near impossible to leave empty-handed! I don’t think you’ll regret this one!
Hungarian Pastry Shop is located at 1030 Amsterdam Avenue
The Smith is located at 1030 Amsterdam Avenue
Cafe Lalo is located at 201 West 87th Street
Wafles and Dinges
Red Bamboo is located at 140 West 4th Street
Levain Bakery is located at 167 West 74th Street
Two Boots Pizza
Two Boots – various locations
The thing about New York is that there are so many places I love, and so many places I’ve wanted to try! Sadly, I couldn’t quite get to them all, so here are a few honorable mentions that I also love or that I’ve had my eye on for a little while!
Jack’s Wife Freda – spotted on Instagram over and over again. The menu looks delicious and it comes recommended but I’ve not personally been. Though I did walk by, and it was packed, which is definitely a good sign!
Doughnut Plant – handcrafted doughnuts in about as many flavors as you could want. Just get there early in the day for a full selection of doughnuts. They’re bizarre and amazing!
Maman– another one that was on my list but I didn’t make it out to. I’m a sucker for bakeries and this one is no different. Plus, I’ve been stalking them on Instagram and it all just makes me so hungry!
Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory – made on site at one of their two locations, though they’re not always open year round. Why not walk across the Brooklyn Bridge and then make your way to BICF for a nice treat?