There’s an endless array of brunch spots in the five boroughs, serving up buttery pancakes, cheesy egg sandwiches, crackly fried chicken, and steaming bowls of congee. But when it comes to making plans for brunch, a meal that can sometimes require two extra-strength Advil, the last thing on anyone’s mind is a fight about where to eat. Let this list be your stress-free guide to excellent brunches across New York City. Ritzy or affordable, creative or straightforward, this map has it all.
Edith’s Eatery & Grocery
Edith’s Eatery & Grocery landed in Williamsburg earlier this year, bringing a Jewish restaurant, bakery, delicatessen, and grocery store to the neighborhood in one fell swoop. For the purposes of this map, it’s also a pretty pleasant place to sit down with a plate of chicken schnitzel or cheesy syrniki pancakes during brunch hours. Be sure to take a lap through the restaurant’s grocery area, whose shelves are “lined like a museum” with international ingredients and snacks.