Known as New York‘s top spot for art-based culture, Chelsea’s artsy innovation is not only found in its galleries and on its walls. The creativity in Chelsea’s best brunch spots is both classic and trendy, making it very difficult to only give you 10 of the best spots to visit, but that’s not going to stop us from trying.
One of the most popular attractions in Chelsea, Chelsea Market is the perfect place to go for any food craving. With a wide variety of gourmet food options and cute shops, Chelsea Market is great for anyone of any age. And they have great brunch. Check out The Green Table for fresh farm-to-table dining, Friedman’s for classic, wholesome dishes, or Corkbuzz for some simpler plates where ingredients are honored. No matter what, satisfaction is guaranteed at Chelsea Market.
Located in the heart of West Chelsea, Cookshop is a popular spot thanks to its delicious food and comforting ambiance. Since all of the food and ingredients are farm-to-table, all dishes are undoubtedly fresh and the menu is ever-changing based on what is in season. This allows every visit to be new and refreshing. And to make your meal more fun, the bloody Mary’s are a must.
A little hidden gem on west 17th Street, Crema is everything you want and more. Inviting décor? They’ve got it. A French inspired approach to Mexican cuisine? They’ve got it. Bottomless mimosa brunch? They’ve got it. For a different price only this month, you can even get a bottomless sangria, bloody mary, or margarita brunch. On top of that, if you post a picture of your food, tag #CremaNYC, and show it to your server, you will receive a complimentary treat. How can it get any better than that? Crema really knows how to please its customers.
Continuing the trend, Foragers Table is all about shortening the distance between farm and fork. Housing its own grocery, Foragers Table only uses and sells ingredients straight from their own market, ensuring freshness in every dish. Every bite you take, even the bites of the to die for orange blossom ricotta pancakes, tastes healthy and organic due to its farm-to-table ways. Every plate is a winner at Foragers Table.
While Gallow Green at the McKittrick Hotel is known for its nightlife, it also has an unbelievable brunch deal. A beautiful rooftop bar with a view of the Empire State Building, Gallow green offers a sweet mimosa, a delicious all you can eat buffet, and an entertaining live band all for one affordable price. One of the most enjoyable atmospheres to have brunch in, Gallow Green also has a list of specialty cocktails available for extra purchase. Don’t wait for a special occasion to go.
No need to spend an expensive flight to France to taste its great food as La Bergamote is Manhattan’s own little Paris. With exquisite pastries and desserts, La Bergamote’s croissants are to die for. The restaurant is small with only a few tables, which calls for a comforting ambiance, but be sure to make a reservation or leave yourself some ample seating time because you do not want to miss out on this brunch spot.
Montmartre has a bunch of interesting brunch options, but the burger is known to be the top choice. Sit in the adorable outside area during the summer and have the restaurant’s staff serve you well. They are all friendly and very knowledgeable about the menu and what cocktails pair best with the dishes, allowing your brunch live up to its potential. At this cozy French bistro right in the heart of Chelsea, your meal is bound to be pleasurable.
This casual brunch spot on the edge of Chelsea and the Flatiron district should definitely be on your weekend list. A restaurant that offers a comforting ambiance, Spoon & tbsp has Stumptown coffee that truly seems bottomless, not to mention that the food and pastries are delicious. Definitely try the BLTA or, if you want something sweeter, the French toast. If a cute café is something you are looking for, Spoon & tbsp is the place to be.
Pulled Pork and Egg Sandwich Image courtesy of The Red Cat
The Red Cat
The Red Cat has become a Chelsea neighborhood establishment. Practically located right under the Highline, The Red Cat is accessible to anyone and everyone. Brunch here can be described as fun, relaxing, and delicious (try the schmaltz eggs). The Red Cat is especially great because it transforms from a classic, American, daytime tavern to a trendy New York dinner spot at night. Very versatile. Very nice. Very yummy.
Tipsy Parson’s southern style menu gives its customers that belly-filling satisfaction that everyone craves after having a great brunch. No proper southern restaurant is complete without biscuits and cornbread, so, naturally, Tipsy Parson has the best. Additionally the open face avocado toast is a top pick. Overall, this welcoming southern spot will have you crawling back for more.