The Ultimate Guide To Brunch Delivery In NYC

Weekend brunch options abound in New York City, but the cold winter months make the sport of staking out a primo table less appealing. In a city where you can get anything and everything delivered to your apartment at (nearly) all hours of the day, why not add devouring a hearty plate of pancakes and bacon to the list of things you can do in the comfort of your own home?

Our solution to chilly temps and a desire for a to-die-for breakfast? Skip the hassle, stay in your pajamas, and have the eggs Benedict you're dreaming of sent straight to your door. If the list of options available on Seamless overwhelms you, you're in luck. Ahead, we've rounded up the best on-call brunch spots for some of New York's most populated 'hoods.
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The Neighborhood: Upper East Side
The Spot: Cascabel Taqueria

Cascabel Taqueria spices up the classic eggs Benedict by adding chipotle to the Hollandaise, swapping in griddled corn bread for the ho-hum English muffin, and using slow-roasted Berkshire-pork carnitas instead of Canadian bacon. Plus, anything from their jam-packed, south-of-the-border menu can be sent straight to your door — including bottled beer.

Cascabel Taqueria, 1556 Second Avenue (between 80th and 81st streets); 212-717-8226.
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The Neighborhood: Upper East Side
The Spot: Freds at Barneys New York

Delivery is rarely as classy as when you order it in from the department store's brunch-time options. Could you make an organic-farm-egg omelet with a delicate green salad at home? Probably, but it wouldn't taste nearly as good.

Freds at Barneys New York, 660 Madison Avenue (at East 61st Street); 212-833-2200.
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The Neighborhood: Upper East Side
The Spot: Salumeria Rosi Parmacotto

Don’t call it French toast when you ring up Salumeria Rosi Parmacotto for a little slice of sweet heaven in the morning. Instead, order the Pane Toscano; the brioche has been swapped out for a crustier country bread, and it arrives at your door with seasonal jam and grilled, house-cured bacon.

Salumeria Rosi Parmacotto, 903 Madison Avenue (between 72nd and 73rd streets); 212-517-7700.
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The Neighborhood: Upper West Side
The Spot: Kefi

Kefi will happily oblige your in-home brunch-scarfing by sending over its breakfast souvlaki — scrambled eggs with Greek sausage, fried potato, and spicy and sweet peppers. Looking to satisfy your sweet tooth? Go for the gold with a stack of buttermilk pancakes. They're topped with caramelized apple, almonds, raisins, and zabaglione, a light (yet delectable!) Mediterranean custard.

Kefi, 505 Columbus Avenue (between West 84th and 85th streets); 212-873-0200.
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The Neighborhood: Upper West Side
The Spot: Barney Greengrass

Fork over a small delivery fee, and you'll gain access to the Sturgeon King’s bagel bin, smoked-fish platters, and, if you're feeling extra-fancy, caviar presentations. Egg scrambles can be had with or without your choice of fish, but the big winner at this New York institution is the house-cured salmon, served with potato pancakes (just like Grandma used to make!) and a poached egg.

Barney Greengrass, 541 Amsterdam Avenue (at 86th Street); 212-724-4707.
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The Neighborhood: Midtown
The Spot: Friedman's Lunch

While most items at Friedman’s can be prepared sans gluten (including the fried-chicken-and-cheddar waffle), there's something really magical about the carb-loaded Southern breakfast, which includes eggs, biscuits, fried green tomatoes, and cheddar grits. Plus, they have tons of sandwiches, burgers, and chilaquiles (yum!) to soak up any and all alcohol left in your system.

Friedman's Lunch, 132 West 31st Street (between Sixth and Seventh avenues); 212-971-9400.
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The Neighborhood: Upper West Side
The Spot: Nick and Toni's Cafe

Let the truffled egg yolk run all over this café's badass breakfast pizza, which comes topped with potato, bacon, and Grana Padano cheese. The $25 delivery minimum may be steep, but really, it's just an excuse to add that tall stack of lemon-ricotta pancakes you were thinking about ordering as well.

Nick and Toni's Cafe, 100 West 67th Street (between Columbus Avenue and Broadway); 212-496-4000.
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The Neighborhood: Midtown
The Spot: Gazala's Place

Gazala’s Place is perhaps the only Druze restaurant in the city, where thousand-layer bourekas and gloriously grilled meat skewers are the main draw. But, during brunch, they’ll send over scrambled eggs, done one of two ways: with mushrooms, tomatoes, labne, and hummus; or in traditionally Druze fashion, with sautéd lamb. Don't forget to tack on an order of Gazala Halabi’s tissue-paper-thin pitas for just one more dollar.

Gazala's Place, 709 Ninth Avenue (between West 48th and 49th streets); 212-245-0709.
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The Neighborhood: Midtown
The Spot: Carnegie Deli

Compared to its massive sandwiches and desserts, Carnegie Deli’s pancakes are moderate in size — they are, however, an ingenious move for the indecisive, since they're technically a pancake-French toast combo. Satisfy your craving for sweet and savory by adding on a three-egg pastrami omelet, and prepare yourself for the mother of all food comas. Thankfully, your bed is only a few steps away.

Carnegie Deli, 854 Seventh Avenue (at West 55th Street); 212-757-2245.
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The Neighborhood: Midtown
The Spot: Penelope

A neighborhood gem in Midtown East, Penelope knows its audience and mercifully delivers the brunch of their dreams. Call in an order of pumpkin waffles with apple butter, or go all out with a BBLT (yes, that's double the bacon). If only we could figure out how to make their famous apple-cider mimosas at home.

Penelope, 159 Lexington Avenue (at East 30th Street); 212-481-3800.
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The Neighborhood: Chelsea
The Spot: Johny's Luncheonette

You have the option to keep things light at Johny’s Luncheonette by ordering up a Florentine omelet with spinach and feta. But, you’d be missing out if you didn’t look to the “Famous Creations” section of the menu and order the monstrosity known as the King Kong. It’s a French-toast hero loaded with eggs, bacon, sliced banana, cinnamon, and syrup — and it's demanding your brunch-time attention.

Johny's Luncheonette, 124 West 25th Street (between Sixth and Seventh avenues); 212-243-6230.
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The Neighborhood: Chelsea
The Spot: Cafeteria

Naturally, Cafeteria is at your brunch-time beck-and-call. This 24-hour spot has been serving up comfort food since the dawn of time, as far as we're concerned (remember when the ladies of Sex and the City dined here in 2003?), and there's no mystery as to why it's been a Chelsea corner staple for years. Have you had their famous mac 'n' cheese? Or, truffled eggs? Hope you're hungry...

Cafeteria, 119 Seventh Avenue (at West 17th Street); 212-414-1717.
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The Neighborhood: Chelsea
The Spot: Coppelia

Coppelia’s double-wide menu is at your disposal on the weekends, and we couldn't be more thankful. Ring over for their namesake egg dish, the huevos coppelia — poached eggs with ham, a biscuit, and Oaxaca cheese fondue. Just don't forget a cup of Mexican hot chocolate.

Coppelia, 207 West 14th Street (between Seventh and Eighth avenues); 212-858-5001.
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The Neighborhood: Union Square
The Spot: Coffee Shop

Choose to call upon Coffee Shop for Latin flair in place of the standard eggs Benedict. Things we're obsessed with? The Colombian arepa (which comes with a poached egg, chorizo, spinach, and truffled Hollandaise sauce), the feijoada complete (hello, it's the national dish of Brazil!), and a basket of delicious cheese bread.

Coffee Shop, 29 Union Square West (at East 16th Street); 212-243-7969.
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The Neighborhood: East Village
The Spot: Ciao for Now

Yearning to feel a little bit healthy? Recuperate with some goodies from Ciao for Now, a market-to-table café that has plenty of vegan and gluten-free options. We love the spelt biscuits with eggs (it comes with veggie or chicken sausage and a side of rosemary home fries). The best part, though? It won't break the bank.

Ciao for Now, 523 East 12th Street (between Avenue A and Avenue B); 212-677-2616.
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The Neighborhood: East Village
The Spot: Brindle Room

Indulge in Brindle Room’s oozy cheddar-and-scallion frittata, crowned with a nest of house-made potato chips. Or, go easy with a smoked-trout hash and poached eggs. Whatever route you choose, you must not skip the salted-caramel-drenched, freshly made doughnuts. Seriously. Don't forget.

Brindle Room, 277 East 10th Street (between First Avenue and Avenue A); 212-529-9702.
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The Neighborhood: East Village
The Spot: Mile End Deli

On the outskirts of the East Village, Mile End Deli makes a delicious mess of brunch delivery with its “Mish Mash”: rye toast with a pile of eggs scrambled with caramelized onions and your choice of lox or salami. If you're looking for a spread, get your roommates together and order a crazy selection of chopped liver, whitefish croquettes, matzo ball soup, and potato salad.

Mile End Deli, 53 Bond Street (between Bowery and Lafayette Street); 212-529-2990.
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The Neighborhood: West Village
The Spot: Taïm

In need of a Middle Eastern fix? Taïm’s sabich platter brings together slices of eggplant with an organic boiled egg, parsley, and hummus, giving you a breakfast plate that's jam-packed with flavor. On the side comes a chopped Israeli salad and Moroccan carrots, but be sure to ask for some amba, a pickled mango chutney that will revive you even better than the hair of the dog.

Taïm, 222 Waverly Place (between West 11th and Perry streets); 212-691-1287.
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The Neighborhood: West Village
The Spot: Tartine

Re-create Tartine's cozy, BYOB atmosphere by pouring a bottle of bub into your cup of O.J. To really feel the effervescent magic of this French bistro, order some house-made brioche French toast with smoked bacon, a croque monsieur (or madame), and some of the most incredible chicken paillard and frites this side of the Atlantic.

Tartine, 253 West 11th Street (at West 4th Street); 212-229-2611.
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The Neighborhood: Greenwich Village
The Spot: Sullivan Bistro

Sullivan Bistro’s brunch menu of standards (like, too many omelet options to count) suffices, but the must-have is on the dessert menu: the dainty Chantilly lace-thin Dutch crepes with butter, sugar, and lemon. Ever had pancakes in Amsterdam? Yeah, these might be better.

Sullivan Bistro, 169 Sullivan Street (between West Houston and Bleecker streets); 212-228-6091.
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The Neighborhood: Lower East Side
The Spot: Russ and Daughters

Load up on gravlax and horseradish cream cheese through Russ and Daughters' weekend courier service. The price may be steep, but we say it's more than worth the $27 surcharge for a bite of the Meshugge — sturgeon, sable, and smoked salmon stacked on a cream cheese-lined bagel or bialy.

Russ and Daughters, 179 East Houston Street (between Allen and Orchard streets); 212-475-4880.
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The Neighborhood: Lower East Side
The Spot: Georgia's Eastside BBQ

Georgia's Eastside BBQ ain't got no eggs, but they do have pulled-pork sandwiches and fried-catfish platters for a Southern-style, stomach-satisfying meal. There's lots of ribs, corn bread, and char-grilled barbecue wings to go around, so we suggest inviting some friends. Sharing is caring, right?

Georgia's Eastside BBQ, 192 Orchard Street (between East Houston and Stanton streets); 212-253-6280.
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The Neighborhood: Lower East Side
The Spot: Katz's Delicatessen

Have what she’s having, without leaving your apartment. Katz’s Deli’s all-day omelets are laden with your choice of pastrami, salami or lox, and onions, and will quell even the most hellacious of hangovers. A brunch-time bonus? They come with chunky steak fries and perfect half-sours, so there’s really no reason for FOMO over not schlepping to the restaurant (where there's probably a pretty long wait).

Katz's Delicatessen, 205 East Houston Street (at Ludlow Street); 212-254-2246.
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The Neighborhood: Lower East Side
The Spot: Cafe Petisco

Cafe Petisco is one of the city’s few purveyors of malawah, a Middle Eastern dish that features dozens of layers of fillo dough, lightly pan-fried into a crispy, buttery, slightly charred flat. Here, it’s topped with two eggs (in the style of your choosing) and a slightly spicy tomato puree. This place is a true hidden gem.

Cafe Petisco, 189 East Broadway (at Jefferson Street); 212-387-0366.
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The Neighborhood: Nolita
The Spot: The Butcher's Daughter

The Butcher’s Daughter’s smashed, curried-avocado toast Benedict comes with a roasted potato hash and gets you most of the way to your $20 delivery minimum. Tack on a tangerine, Valencia orange, and carrot juice, and you’ll find yourself feeling relaxed, refreshed, and rejuvenated.

The Butcher's Daughter, 19 Kenmare Street (at Elizabeth Street); 212-219-3434.
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The Neighborhood: Nolita
The Spot: Bread

If you’re recovering from a particularly rough night, call Bread. And, if you're a frequent hangover-getter, you might as well put them on speed-dial. The cutesy cafe will send ricotta pancakes, baked eggs, and their oh-so-delicious pasta dishes (kale-and-potato ravioli! spinach gnocchi!) until 5 p.m. P.S.: The orders come with crazy-good ciabatta bread. An all-around win.

Bread Nolita, 20 Spring Street (between Mott and Elizabeth streets); 212-334-1015.
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The Neighborhood: Chinatown
The Spot: Despaña

If you're a late riser, Despaña is perfect for you. The resto starts delivering its menu of pintxos and melty, pressed-cheese bocadillos after noon. Particularly good, if you can handle the heat, is the other-earthly “Picante,” which is stuffed with spicy chorizo, mahon cheese, Basque guindilla peppers, tomatoes, and aioli. In need of dessert? Look no further than the churros and chocolate. It's the perfect bite.

Despaña, 408 Broome Street (between Lafayette and Centre streets); 212-219-5050.
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The Neighborhood: Chinatown
The Spot: Baz Bagel and Restaurant

You could order Baz Bagel's puffy banana pancakes, but why would you, when you can get farmer's-cheese blintzes with sour-cherry compote? You should also say yes to “eggs à la Baz,” served with latkes and smoked salmon. As you can see, it's hard for us to choose, too.

Baz Bagel and Restaurant, 181 Grand Street (between Baxter and Mulberry streets); 212-335-0609.
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The Neighborhood: Tribeca
The Spot: Landmarc

Indulge yourself with Chef Marc Murphy’s famous Pain Perdu. The brandy-soaked French toast comes with vanilla sugar and warmed Doc’s maple syrup from Upstate New York. Get a fancy-pants meal, without having to put on any actual pants.

Landmarc, 179 West Broadway (between Leonard and Worth streets); 212-343-3883.
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The Neighborhood: Fort Greene
The Spot: Pequeña

Sam-I-Am speaks Spanish at Pequeña, where “green eggs and jamón” are available for delivery. Cilantro is what gives the tortilla and scrambled eggs their color, and a choice of bacon or chorizo completes the dish. Delicioso!

Pequeña, 86 South Portland Avenue (between Lafayette and Fulton streets), Brooklyn; 718-643-0000.
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The Neighborhood: Park Slope
The Spot: Pork Slope

Sleep in and call Chef Dale Talde’s Pork Slope after 2 p.m., when brunch delivery service finally kicks into gear. Then, you can send for a Mcdowell’s griddle, which includes cornmeal pancakes and cheddarwurst topped with a fried egg. Or, do chicken-and-waffle sliders with cheese, bacon, and spicy maple syrup. Or, both. We won't judge.

Pork Slope, 247 Fifth Avenue (between President and Carroll streets), Brooklyn; 718-768-7675.
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The Neighborhood: Park Slope
The Spot: Zito's Sandwich Shoppe

Zito’s Ciabatta breakfast sandwiches arrive at your door with two fried eggs and a choice of seven (!) topping combos, of which pastrami and Swiss is the wisest choice. Caffeination, too, is only a call away — tack on some Stumptown iced coffee to give your weekend the boost it deserves.

Zito's Sandwich Shoppe, 195 Fifth Avenue (between Sackett and Union streets), Brooklyn; 718-857-1950.
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The Neighborhood: Park Slope
The Spot: Coco Roco

The humble Coco Roco delivers big on flavor. The Peruvian-style eggs Benny come with Huancaína, rather than plain old Hollandaise, to grand effect. The creamy, piquant sauce is traditionally served with potatoes, but it works perfectly draped over poached eggs, ham, and a toasted English muffin.

Coco Roco, 392 Fifth Avenue (between 6th and 7th streets), Brooklyn; 718-965-3376.
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The Neighborhood: Cobble Hill
The Spot: Karloff

Aside from brunchy standards like eggs Benedict and omelets, this Court Street Russian eatery will send over latkes, smashed potatoes, and country cabbage varenikis (dumplings). You’ll have to dine in if you want the roasted jalapeño Bloody Mary, but you can order Russian pear soda or wild-cranberry juice.

Karloff, 254 Court Street (at Kane Street), Brooklyn; 347-689-4279.
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The Neighborhood: Carroll Gardens
The Spot: Milk Bar

The Smith Street location of David Chang’s Milk Bar will send over bagel bombs filled with bacon-scallion cream cheese, and sandwiches of egg and cheddar lined with with sriracha cream cheese, loaded onto bagel-dough bread and topped with Spanish onions. If nothing else, there’s always pints of cereal milk.

Milk Bar, 360 Smith Street (at 2nd Place), Brooklyn; 347-577-9504.
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The Neighborhood: Williamsburg
The Spot: Pies 'n' Thighs

Revel in the artery-clogging goodness of Pies 'n' Thighs without having to leave your home (or wait outside for a really, really long time). In addition to its best-in-town fried chicken, the restaurant also delivers platters loaded with biscuits, scrambled eggs, cheese, and sausage gravy. It's home-style, country-lovin' cooking at its finest. And, we love it.

Pies 'n' Thighs, 166 South 4th Street (between Bedford and Driggs avenues), Brooklyn; 347-529-6090.
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The Neighborhood: Williamsburg
The Spot: Motorino

Pizza. For Breakfast. Yes, please! Call Motorino for an epic two-cheese brunch treat (made with Pecorino and fior di latte). It sports a perfectly charred crust, pancetta, fried eggs, and a sprinkling of chili oil, so it's pretty much perfection on a plate. Don't forget to add a side of meatballs.

Motorino Pizza, 139 Broadway (between Driggs Avenue and 6th Street), Brooklyn; 718-599-8899.
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The Neighborhood: Williamsburg
The Spot: Campbell Cheese & Grocery

The sisters behind Campbell Cheese & Grocery know what works for weekend mornings. Things like soft-boiled-egg-and-cheddar breakfast sandwiches (one stacked with Benton’s Bacon and lined with sorghum butter and hot sauce; the other with Paris ham, Berber mayo, and pickled jalapeños). Go ahead, go crazy.

Campbell Cheese & Grocery, 502 Lorimer Street (between Ainslie and Powers streets), Brooklyn; 718-387-2267.
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The Neighborhood: Williamsburg
The Spot: Caracas Arepa Bar

While you can’t indulge in the bottomless mimosa deal from the comfort of your couch, you can treat yourself to the unreal South American crackly corn pockets, filled with meats, cheeses, and veggies. We recommend the Los Muchachos, which is filled with spicy sausage, cheese, and jalapeño. To make the most of your meal, keep a stock of orange juice and Champagne handy.

Caracas Arepa Bar, 291 Grand Street (between Roebling and Havemeyer streets), Brooklyn; 718-218-6050.

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