Tuesday, October 27, 2009


If there is one thing New Yorkers love more than bagels, it is eating bagels at brunch. There is no shortage of great dining digs that thrive off the vibrant NY brunch scene. Whether you are in the mood for an ethnic hole in the wall or a scenester spot, this is one city in which you will never go hungry.

119 7 Ave
New York, NY 10011
(212) 414-1717

This trendy Chelsea restaurant is an eclectic mix of new American cuisine. They offer delicious salads, sandwiches and several breakfast options. The Mac Attack and Buffalo Chicken Sandwich are strongly recommended.

79 5th Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11215
(718) 622-2250

Miriam's is a neighborhood cafe that is cozy and bustling. This Israeli themed eatery has a mix of authentic Middle Eastern dishes and brunch staple items. The Culturistas recommend Ordering the Mediteranean Crispy Dough and the Shakshuka, poached eggs with tomato and pepper sauce served with pita and hummus.

109 Ave A
New York, NY 10009
(212) 475-9001

Aside from having a wide variety of epicurean delights, the best part of 7A Cafe is the ambiance and outdoor seating. It makes for some of the best East Village people watching yet. Whatever you order, we strongly suggest the basket fries and a fountain soda. They are pro-refills!

23 Amsterdam Avenue
New York, N.Y. 10024
Phone: 212-496-6280

Sarabeth's is one of the Upper West Side's most popular lunch and brunch spots. Expect a wait of 40 minutes to an hour when going on the weekends. It is a warm environment encouraging of hot chocolate in warm booths. The Culturistas suggest ordering the Lemon Ricotta Pancakes and the Red Omelette.

This is just the tip of the iceberg. Let us know if there are any other places that should be on our list! Bon appetit!


  1. Don't forget the Clinton Street Baking Company!! http://www.clintonstreetbaking.com/ Best place on the LES, but be prepared to wait!