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12 drool-worthy brunch dishes you need to try in NYC

If there's any meal New Yorkers feel particularly passionate about, it's brunch. It's a weekend unwind, a hangover cure (thank heavens for Bloody Marys) and the one time of day where it's socially acceptable to have your pancakes with a side of French fries. To get you in gear for the weekend ahead, here are a few food-porny options for your Saturday-afternoon brunch.  

JACK'S WIFE FREDA

 

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This Soho charmer serves homey Israeli-tinged fare—think rosewater waffles with Lebanese yogurt, green shakshuka and poached eggs with grilled tomatoes and haloumi.

CHALK POINT KITCHEN

Matt Levine's weathered-wood, country-in-the-city clubhouse serves farm-to-table brunch eats like fresh salads with griddled eggs, fried green tomatoes with buttermilk-dill and five takes on that brunchtime classic, eggs Benedict (peekytoe crab, Romanian steak). 

EGG SHOP

 

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You can pretty much get brunch food all day at this egg-focused Lower East Side nook, including breakfast-minded sandwiches like their fancified riff on a bodega bacon-egg-and-cheese and an open-faced number loaded with salmon, pickled egg and caperberry mustard. 

RUSS & DAUGHTERS CAFE

 

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Where else to satisfy your smoked-fish and bagel cravings than at the cafe offshoot of the iconic LES appetizing store? Their lox-and-schmear platters are big enough to share, but you won't want to.

CLINTON STREET BAKING CO.

 

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The pancakes at Neil Kleinberg and DeDe Lahman's bakery-cafe are the stuff of brunch legend. Yes, there will definitely be a line and yes, those fluffy, buttery stacks will definitely be worth the wait. 

DIMES

Had a rough, boozy night? Refuel the next day with fruit-filled breakfast bowls and egg-crammed tacos at this cheery SoCal-inspired spot.

BUTTERMILK CHANNEL

 

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The Carroll Gardens crowd-pleaser attracts even megawatters like Beyonce (Blue Ivy in tow) with its brunch eats like short-rib hash, house-made granola and eggs Huntington, piled with country ham and hollandaise. 

MISSION CANTINA

Need a break from eggs Bene? Switch up your brunch game with a Vietnamese a.m. spread at Danny Bowien's Mexican canteen. Two words: breakfast pho.

BUVETTE

 

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At her intimate, Gallic-accented West Village bistro, Jody Williams rolls out French pastries, coffee and gorgeous, egg-topped toasts, some layered with prosciutto or smoked salmon, others dusted in salty pecorino. 

PRUNE

 

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Gabrielle Hamilton's cozy Lower East Side staple is reliably packed on the weekends, no doubt due to toothsome dishes like sausages and oysters, Dutch-style pancakes and textbook eggs Benedict with half-moon potatoes rosti.

TWO HANDS

 

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Pair your flat whites with generously slathered avocado toast and sweet-corn fritters at this Aussie coffee shop.

SWEET CHICK

 

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Chicken and waffles, dude—need we say more?

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