As the week draws to a close, New Yorkers start to plan their weekend brunches. You may automatically find yourself in neighborhoods like Chelsea, the East or West Village, or the Upper East Side, so perhaps it’s time to try something new. Chinatown has several brunch spots to choose from and we’ve compiled a list of some of the best.
Serving brunch on Saturdays and Sundays, Forgtmenot offers brunch classics such as eggs, alongside a selection of salads, fruit bowls, and their highly popular breakfast burrito, made of eggs, potatoes, chorizo, cheddar cheese, and salsa. Come for a reasonable meal – dishes are around $15 dollars each.
Best known for their Japanese noodles, bento boxes, and sushi rolls, Mika NYC offers a selection of specials, from pork katsu curry to tofu, vegetables, unagi, and more. This isn’t your average brunch spot and is a great place to try something new.
Randolph Beer is one of Chinatown’s best brunch options. Enjoy the reasonably priced brunch special which includes an entree and a selection of a Bloody Mary, mimosa, or craft beer. They offer large portions of challah French toast, breakfast nachos, shrimp and grits, and grain and kale salad.
Dimes offers everything from eggs to salads, chia pudding, and orange date muesli. Egg dishes include breakfast tacos and kedgeree, made from fish, rice, eggs, and curry powder. Add bacon and avocado to kick it up a notch.
Inspired by relaxed European cafes, Fiat Cafe serves organic brunch dishes. Indulge in a mushroom omelet with asiago cheese, goat cheese, and spinach, or opt for ham and Swiss cheese. You can’t go wrong with their New York bagel or pancakes, either.
Serving Mediterranean and Middle Eastern fare, Cafe Petisco serves a good weekend brunch. Start off with a Bloody Mary, mimosa, or bellini and move on to a meal of ‘Zoë’s Malawah’, a Yemenite dish made from crispy layers of filo pastry and topped with two eggs any style, served with tomato purée. Other options include Norwegian eggs served over potato pancakes with smoked salmon and hollandaise sauce.