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The 6 Best Brunches in Chelsea

Chelsea is one of the hottest neighborhoods for dining and nightlife.  We’ve rounded up the top places for brunch in Chelsea for whether family friendly or fit for a party. After brunch you can stroll The Highline or explore Hudson Yards. Interested in day-time imbibing? We’ve got you covered with the best spots for continuing the festivities post-brunch.

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aRoqa

This modern Indian spot offers a playful spread, where East meets West. Pl There are plenty of menu standouts here, but for hangover carbo-loading, the Bread Bar offers aRoqa’s signature kulchas – stuffed breads with a variety of fillings – along with Pav, an Indian slider from Mumbai in goat and vegetarian versions. Read the review here.

aRoqa, 206 9th Ave., New York, NY, (646) 678-5471

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Cookshop

Make your way to Cookshop, a brunch staple in Chelsea under the Highline. While reservations are hard to come by, the establishment is reliable and offers delicious brunch options like a falafel sandwich, beignets, seasonal fruit, cold-pressed juices, a range of egg dishes and pastries. Despite how busy and buzzing—the service is not compromised. Cookshop also offers dairy-free options for your coffee orders. Cookshop offers diverse dining options not only for vegetarians, but gluten-free, health-conscious and #treatyoself types. Catch the highlights here.

Cookshop, 156 10th Ave., New York, NY, (212) 924-4440

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Citizens of Chelsea

Citizens of Chelsea is an excellent spot for those looking for a casual, delicious, and healthy bite. The coffee program is excellent, the aesthetic is adorable, and the restaurants are family-friendly and great for groups. Leave it to the Aussies to create a spot that’s loved by most everyone. Our favorites include the Instagrammable Barbie Bowl and super-rich fluffy chocolate pancakes. Plus, the coffee program at Citizens is exemplary—quality coffee roasts with latte art and dairy-free options! Read the review here.

Citizens of Chelsea, 401 W. 25th St., New York, NY

Gallow Green Brunch

Gallow Green

Located atop McKittrick Hotel, Gallow Green is a lush garden rooftop oasis with sweeping views of the city. The brunch is not to be missed, and the pastries are an excellent option for those craving some carbs.  For a $50 fixed price, diners can eat and drink to their hearts’ delight with unlimited mimosas, Bellinis, Bloody Marys, coffee, and food from the buffet. I normally despise buffets, but the spread at Gallow Green is refreshed every few minutes making the dishes more a la minute. Read our review of Gallow Green’s brunch here.

Gallow Green, 542 W.27th Street New York, NY, (212)-564-1662

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Il Bastardo

If you like your pancakes with a side of party, Il Bastardo is where you need to be. Brunch is equipped with crystal chandeliers and a disco ball. Treat yourself to a lobster eggs Benedict with caviar on top while sipping on some Moët and throwing back green tea shots. The DJ plays some serious throwbacks to set the mood. Don’t let the party atmosphere fool you, they serve quality bites that won’t disappoint. The $75 prix-fixe brunch includes a brunch item and bottle of your choice (mimosa, Bellini, rosé, or champagne). Read our review, here.

Il Bastardo, 544 W 27th St, New York, NY, (212) 675-5980

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Motel Morris

Motel Morris is the right mix of cute and casual; a vibe that fits a wide variety of social settings and groups. Whether a girls’ dinner, date night, or family visits, the food will please most diners. Motel Morris has a well-curated selection of seasonal brunch cocktails and a strong coffee and wine program.  The menu has delicious, comforting, and seasonal new American fare that is sure to satisfy. Read about our experience here.

Motel Morris, 132 7th Ave, New York, NY, (646) 880-4810

Shruti

NYC Cocktail Editor & Resident Vegetarian

Shruti has a love affair with gin and spicy food. By day she's hustling in PR for leading consumer brands. When she's OOO, you can find her at Daybreaker dance parties, exploring kitschy cocktail bars and reviewing veggie-friendly brunches.

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