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21 NYC Brunch Dishes That Are Worth Every Penny

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Calling all ye hungover.

21 NYC Brunch Dishes That Are Worth Every Penny

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The huertas rotos — crispy potatoes, fiery chorizo, and an oozy poached egg — at Huertas.

Why: Because poached eggs belong on every single item of food.

How much: $13; other entrées are $10 to $15

Where: East Village I Website and more info

The chicken fried steak — smothered in creamy sausage gravy — at Pies and Thighs.

Chicken fried steak with sausage gravy, toast and a side is back. We always choose mashed potatoes! #glorious #winter

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Why: Because perfectly crispy chicken-fried steak should be a brunch staple around the world. (Cheese grits, fried chicken, and flaky biscuits are essential eating here, too.)

How much: $13; other entrées are $8 to $14

Where: Williamsburg (BK) and Lower East Side I Website and more info

The “South by Southwest” Benedict — served on a crispy corn tamale with pulled pork, BBQ sauce, and poached eggs — at Queens Comfort.

Why: Because all food should be served like a threat: with a knife coming out of it.

How Much: $18; other entrées $8 to $18

Where: Astoria (Queens) I Website and more info

The cheese toast — with housemade ricotta and apple cranberry compote — at Sunshine Co.

I love!

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Why: Because a cozy atmosphere and toast covered in creamy cheese and sweet-tart compote cure all ills.

How Much: $10; other entrées $5 to $16

Where: Prospect Heights (BK) I Website and more info

The Frita Cubana burger — complete with a sirloin patty, shredded pork, and chicharron — at Coppelia’s.

The Frita Cubana burger — complete with a sirloin patty, shredded pork, and chicharron — at Coppelia's.

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Why: Because this 24/7 diner lets you pair burgers with chimichurri homefries. (Pro tip: Go for a savory entree so you can finish your brunch-binge-fest next door at The Doughnut Pub.)

How Much: $9.95; other entrées $5.95 to $11.95

Where: West Village I Website and more info

The huevos ahogados — served on toast with chorizo, guacamole, and jalapeño hollandaise — at Chavela’s.

Some #BrooklynBrunch this afternoon! Huevos Ahogados: Poached eggs on toast with chorizo, guacamole and jalapeño hollandaise

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Why: Because every entrée comes with a kick-ass basket of complimentary Mexican sweet breads. (And if an array of doughy and decadent brioche doesn’t sop up your hangover, you’re likely incurable.)

How Much: $11.95 for all brunch entrées (which Includes Mexican sweet breads and choice of coffee, tea, or juice.)

Where: Crown Heights (BK) I Website and more info

The classic eggs benedict at Tartine.

Why: Because sometimes you just want a staple done really, really well. (Also?This spot is great for when your parents are in town and can pick up the tab, since the entrées run pricier than some of the other options on this list.)

How Much: $16.50 for all entrées

Where: West Village I Website and more info

The croque madame — with fried chicken and ham on a bacon-smothered biscuit — at Jacob’s Pickles.

Why: Because all biscuits should have bacon baked into them.

How Much: $15; other entrées $8 to $16

Where: Upper West Side I Website and more info

The fluffy ricotta pancakes at Five Leaves.

Why: Because these pancakes are topped with ~honeycomb butter~. Plus, this spot also serves Ceci Cela pastries, so you can stock up on indulgent breakfasts for the week ahead.

How Much: $13; other entrées $4.50 to $14

Where: Greenpoint (BK) I Website and more info

The grilled crostino — crispy country bread served with mushrooms, Stracchino cheese, and poached egg — at Supper.

Why: Because if you’re not craving crostini, you can also just order up a big bowl of spaghetti. No judgement, you guys.

How Much: $16.95; other entrées $8.95 to $16.95

Where: East Village I Website and more info

The classic challah french toast at La Bonbonniere.

The classic challah french toast at La Bonbonniere.

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Why: Because most, if not all, brunch dishes should be topped with bacon.

How Much: $9 when topped with bacon; other entrées $6.25 to $15.50

Where: West Village I Website and more info

The tofu-scramble-stuffed breakfast enchiladas at Champs Diner.

Breakfast enchiladas 👌#vegan #champsdiner

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Why: Because if you don’t think vegan food can be as tasty and indulgent as meaty food, you’re out of your damn mind. (Pro tip: Make it a whole vegan junk food morning and stop by the nearby Dunwell Donuts for insanely good vegan donuts.)

How Much: $14; other entrées $6 to $14.

Where: Bushwick (BK) I Website and more info

The Moroccan benedict at Cafe Mogador.

Killing #Brunch in Billyburg. #MoroccanBenedict #eatingfortheinsta #daydrinking

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Why: Because spicy tomato sauce takes eggs benedict to the next level. (Make sure to add some of their homemade hot sauce to take the dish if you want to take the dish to the next next level.) Plus, there’s a lovely enclosed patio garden so you can fill up on vitamin D for free. How Much: $16.50 (includes homefries, salad, orange juice, and choice of tea or coffee); individual entrées $9 to $12.50

Where: Williamsburg (BK) and East Village I Website and more info

The yuca benedictos — shrimp and yuca hash browns topped with guac, poached eggs, and cilantro hollandaise — at Yuca Bar.

brunch basics this AM with @clamorg1 #cityvisit

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Why: Because an excellent brunch with Latin flare is the only thing that can lure me out of bed on a Sunday morning, and Yuca Bar’s yuca benedictos are the most successful twist on eggs benedict in the history of twists on eggs benedict.

How Much: $17 (includes coffee or tea and alcoholic beverage or juice, as well as homefries or rice and beans); individual entrées $10 to $14

Where: East Village I Website and more info

The strawberry-mascarpone-stuffed French toast — made with homemade brioche — at The Rabbithole.

The strawberry-mascarpone-stuffed French toast — made with homemade brioche — at The Rabbithole.

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Why: Because French toast is better when the brioche is the fluffy, light, and made in-house. (I promise, the occasional twenty minute wait is totally justifiable.) If you need a snack to tied you over until your name is called, hop over to The Bagel Store to carbo-load.

How Much: $12; other entrées $6 to $13

Where: Williamsburg (BK) I Website and more info

The baked eggs with avocado at The Smile.

I got my 👀 on you

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Why: Because eggs baked with crushed tomato sauce and manchego cheese deserve to be topped with a scoop of avocado. This dish is the food of a brunch-lover’s wildest fantasies.

How Much: $12; other entrées $8 to $15

Where: Noho I Website and more info

The Rev. Al Sharpton — perfectly fried chicken on the waffle of Leslie Knope’s dreams — at Amy Ruth’s.

Why: Because the city’s BEST chicken and waffles (IMHO) are worthy of the trek up to Harlem.

How Much: $12.95; other waffle dishes $8.95 to $17.95

Where: Harlem I Website and more info

The winter hash — with black rice, baby Brussels sprouts, and squash — at Dimes.

Why: Because sometimes — SOMETIMES, by which I mean very rarely — brunch food can be simultaneously healthy and tasty. Dimes’ customized acai bowls are popular and surprisingly delicious.

How Much: $13; other entrées $8 to $13

Where: Chinatown I Website and more info

The Nutella-stuffed french toast at Penelope.

cheers to this toast 🇫🇷🍞🍸 #frenchtoast

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Why: Because Nutella.

How Much: $18 prix-fixe includes a cocktail or coffee; individual entrées $9 to $13

Where: Murray Hill I Website and more info

The fried-egg topped crab cakes at Verboten.

The fried-egg topped crab cakes at Verboten.

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Why: Because it’s not a real Williamsburg brunch unless it’s in a warehouse.

How Much: $14; entrées $8 to $14

Where: Williamsburg (BK) I Website and more info

Literally everything at Nom Wah Tea Parlor.

What else is there to life? Over-ordering dim sum to kick 2014 👻 @thestevenhuynh @alexeijoel

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Why: Because dumplings and buns have restorative powers. It’s scientific.*

*Not actually scientific.

How Much: Dim sum plates around $4

Where: Chinatown I Website and more info

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