We look forward to this day all week. It’s Sunday Funday better known as Brunch day! When Sunday comes my only thoughts are, “what time am I going to church” and “where am I going to brunch afterwards?” If you’ve ever asked yourself this, I’ve compiled a list or two to answer your question. The first list is “10 Soul Food/Caribbean Hidden Gems” which has all of my favorite hidden gems that are perfect for after church brunch. This list below is for those who like foods from different areas of the world and different parts of New York City. So now when you ask yourself the question, “what’s for brunch?” you’ll immediately have an answer!
- Clinton St. Baking Co. (American comfort cuisine)
Let me start by saying that I’m not even a big pancake fan, my sister is the pancake connoisseur but the pancakes at Clinton St. Baking Co. are fantastic! Top their pancakes with blueberry compote and you will be amazed. I love Clinton St. Baking Co. on a cold winter day because the restaurant is cozy and relaxing. They also have delicious hot chocolate. Just be warned there is always a long wait, but it’s absolutely worth it.
2. Soco (Southern Cuisine)
I know, I’ve probably spoken about Soco more than enough times but hey I like it. Their red velvet chicken and waffles are a staple in the soul food community and should be recognized as such. Soco is the perfect place for an intimate brunch or a Sunday after church brunch with your parents and siblings. I brought my sister and mom here and they loved it.
3. Novita (Italian food)
Have you heard of a country frittata? Maybe not. Well it’s a pancake sized egg blend of bacon, fontina, peppers and onions with a side of potatoes. It’s delicious!! Novita‘s brunch also comes with unlimited Mimosa’s for $22.95. What’s brunch without Mimosa’s?
4. Don Coqui (Puerto Rican Cuisine)
I love a combined brunch experience of food, dancers and music. Don Coqui has live dancers at their brunch parties. I enjoyed their Chef’s special with Pernil.
5. Sanford’s restaurant
My favorite dish at Sanfords restaurant is their Blueberry Cinnamon French Toast. The best thing about Sanfords is that they offer brunch ALL WEEK! Now that’s one you’ve never heard of before. That’s what makes Sanfords the perfect option for brunch.