Food in New York: The Ultimate Breakfast Guide

When you think of New York, many great things come to mind; the fashion, the food, the films, the rich and famous. It’s so easy to get caught up in all the excitement in America’s most famous cosmopolitan city.

But there’s only one thing that’ll get you around all the cultural hotspots, historical landmarks and shopping districts, and that’s a good hearty breakfast. Here’s a guide to some of the best food places you need to try in New York.

Breakfast at Tiffany’s, 5th Avenue

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When in one of the fashion capitals of the world (and when discussing breakfast), only one film springs to mind. Put on your designer Goldsmith sunglasses and Givenchy little black dress and follow in the heeled footsteps of Holly Golightly. Hop on over to Dean & DeLuca on Broadway to pick up delicious flaky Danish pastries and hot coffee. Without a limousine to hand, take the short stroll across town to the famous 5th Avenue. Take the morning (before all the hustle and bustle), filling your belly and dreaming over the sparkles through the Tiffany windows.

Carroll Place, West Village

Carroll Place

If you’re brunching on the weekend and want to make an event of it, one of the best places to have your first meal of the day is Carroll Place. Just a short walk from 5th Ave, through Washington Square Park, down Thompson St, you can treat yourself to a bottomless brunch. This consists of two hours of all the mimosas you can manage along with a delicious hearty-brunch selection. It can get quite lively as the afternoon rolls near, so this is for those who plan to continue the fun throughout the day.

Bubby’s, Tribeca

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A Time Out 2016 winner, Bubby’s is the place for breakfast. The restaurant has a cool vibe with unique interior. Enjoy a late breakfast (till 11am) with eggs, apple-pie and biscuit sandwiches on offer, but, people do tend to cue outside the door for their pancakes. Topple fried chicken, chocolate chip, Nutella or banana up high and tuck in: it’s a sweet treat that’ll set you up for a day of exploring New York’s famous hotspots.

Union fare, Union square

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Modern in décor and a complimentary glass of mimosa for guests before 11am, Union Fare on Union Square is a chic, cosmopolitan location for those who are after breakfast or brunch.  Picture eggs cooked up how you like, waffles with berries and cream, or mac n cheese with sausage and bacon. Union fare plate up Instagram-worthy dishes and the historic location is worth a visit too.

IHOP, New York

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One of New York’s most famous breakfast joints, IHOP is where you can enjoy breakfast 24 hrs a day. For big appetites, head on over for their world famous pancakes or, if you’ve got a big day ahead, choose their filled omelettes. Choose from a range of fillings and indulge in steak, cheese, chicken, avocado, bacon or spinach. They’re dotted all over New York, so a diner is never too far away and you’re bound to be lured in by the sweet smell of treats on offer.


Where will you be fuelling up for the day ahead? Wherever you choose, it’s bound to be delicious!

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