Raise your hand if your squad’s Sunday-morning motto is “But first, brunch.” Okay, now raise your hand if, after said brunch, you always need to take a nap because food coma. We feel you. But brunch doesn’t have to be a nap-inducing activity. You can have your brunch AND feel good afterwards. How, you ask? Well, we asked seven of Philly’s healthy-eating pros where they brunch around Philly and what they order. Find their answers below, then copy ’em.
After Wednesday’s solstice, it’s officially summer — and Pizzeria Vetri has unveiled three new pies to celebrate.
Going down the shore this summer? To ensure that you’re getting your recommended daily brunch before trips to the beach, Green Eggs Cafe is coming with you.
Need more waffles and bellinis in your life? Then we have good news: Jose Garces’s all-day café-slash-Italian joint 24 has added weekend brunch service.
Once again, we have made it to Friday. I think we deserve to celebrate. And how better to do that than with lobsters, SPAM, donuts, plant-based proteins and more lobster? We’ve got everything you need, from the best bagels in Philly to Hawaiian food that’s perfect for a hot afternoon and a new seafood brunch.
So let’s get started, shall we?
Nothing could be better than soft-shell crab Benedict on an easy Sunday morning — and Pinefish restaurateur Peter Dissin agrees. One year after opening his seafood-focused Midtown Village restaurant, Dissin is rolling out brunch service.
Brunch is arguably the most effortless friend date out there — Saturday and Sunday mornings tend to be pretty free for most people, you don’t have to put much thought into where to go, and everyone loves pancakes. But at a certain point, like with any relationship, the same ol’ date over and over again can start to feel stale, and you start leaving brunch thinking dark thoughts like, “I wonder how many dollars I have spent on scrambled eggs over the past five years.”
You don’t ever want to reach the point where you’re asking yourself this question. Trust me, I’ve been there and the calculations only leads to despair.
Instead, we say, switch your friend dates up before they start to feel stale. And make them more efficient while you’re at it — get a sweat session in while you each rant about your lives (this is what friends do, right? It’s not just my friends, right?), like your sister’s computer game-addicted boyfriend who’s a decade younger than her, or the snarky email your coworker sent you last week. You will thank us when, after a few weeks, you’ve spent WAY less money on mimosas and have more muscle to show for it.
Below, five fun, fit friend dates planned for you. Read up, then text your steady brunch date with the change of plans.
Okay, quick: First thing you have to do is see whether or not Barbuzzo has sold out of the salted caramel budino choco-tacos we told you about on Monday. They went on sale at 11am and the restaurant was going to be selling them upstairs until they sold out.
Now assuming that the budino choco-tacos are gone (or that they will be shortly), you’re still going to need something else to eat this weekend, right? Well, you’re in luck because this weekend is busy. There’s a ton of stuff to do and places to go. And we’re here to tell you about the best of it.
I don’t know if brunch has a season, really. But something about the warming temperatures and the clearing skies makes me think about lazy Sunday mornings full of waffles and liquor.
What’s more, there’s been a significant amount of movement in Philly’s brunch scene lately — the sense of an entire section of the restaurant industry gearing up for those same sunny days. We’ve got new brunches, updated brunches, bottomless brunches, all sorts of things. So for those of you out there for whom brunch is a vital part of the weekend routine, we’ve got some suggestions. A list of Where To Eat Brunch Right Now. And it begins with…