In honor of not only Women’s History Month but also International Women’s Day on March 8, we’re sharing some of our favorite female-founded, owned and/or managed brunch places around New York City. In no particular order, scroll through the list to appreciate some female excellence within the culinary field and make your brunch plans for this weekend!
This SoHo oasis serves a range of fresh American fare and coffee with both vegetarian and gluten free options of offer. The cafe is inspired by the city of Los Angeles, notes of Cali-for-nia come through with an abundance of potted plants and lots of clean eating options on the menu. Read the Bitches brunch review, here.
Meet the Women: owner Camilla Marcus and culinary director Amy Yi
west~bourne, 37 Sullivan St, New York, NY, (347) 534-3050
If you’re an eggs for breakfast or brunch kind of person then we have a place for you. With a broad selection of bowls that incorporate all types of grains, and of course, eggs, Eggshop is a great place to get your healthy eating on. Read the Bitches full brunch review, here.
FREE STUFF ALERT: According to the Eggshop Twitter account, ladies can get a free latte (regular, turmeric, charcoal, or beetroot) or hash browns with the purchase of an entree on March 8.
Meet the Woman: co-founder Sarah Schneider
Eggshop, 151 Elizabeth St, New York, NY, (646) 666-0810
Believe it or not but Dirty Candy was one of New York’s first vegetarian restaurants! Safe to say the team behind it was ahead of their time. There are lots of inventive dishes and unlikely pairings to be found here. Never thought we’d hear the words “zucchini” and “pancakes” in a sentence but here we are. Read the Bitches brunch review, here.
Meet the Woman: Amanda Cohen is the James Beard-nominated chef and owner of Dirt Candy.
Dirt Candy, 86 Allen St, New York, NY, (212) 228-7732
This vegan outpost has made a splash in the cafe and restaurant scene not only in New York but also in Los Angeles, Boston, Providence,and even London! The by CHLOE. brand is instantly recognizable with its quirky and quaint menu design and fresh, colorful food. Read the Bitches full brunch review, here.
Meet the Woman: Co-founder and creative director Samantha Wasser
by CHLOE., Multiple locations
The Breslin Bar and Dining Room
Quirky atmosphere and British fare can be found at this Flatiron-located restaurant, situated in the funky Ace Hotel. The menu at a glance reveals granola, scotch eggs, a burger, and seafood sausage as well as cocktails and juices. Read the Bitches brunch review, here.
Meet the Women: chef April Bloomfield
The Breslin, 16 W 29th St, New York, NY, (212) 679-1939
This cozy cafe-style bistro in the West Village brings style to the table. Like a French fashion house, the menu is well curated, purposefully sourced ingredients drive its offerings. Brunch includes croissants, waffles, a Croque Madame, and eggs many ways. Read the Bitches brunch review, here.
Meet the Woman: chef Jody Williams
Buvette, 42 Grove St, New York, NY, (212) 255-3590
Best described as chic and minimal, Yves offers a variety of items from granola and pancakes, to brunch salads, meatballs, and quiche. With lots of windows and a patio for good weather days, it’s a cool, hip and fashionable choice for the holy meal of brunch. Read the Bitches brunch review, here.
Meet the Woman: chef Alex Baker
Yves, 385 Greenwich St, New York, NY, (646) 937-9055
This darling Greenwich Village cafe has been a New York institution since 1915, having closed momentarily before changing hands and re-opening under the guidance of an Australian restaurant group. It’s even registered as a protected city landmark. Dante offers great cocktails and a large selection of bread dishes, pastries, and sharing plates. Read the Bitches brunch review, here.
Meet the Woman: executive chef Rachael Polhill
Dante, 79-81 Macdougal St, New York, NY, (212) 982-5275
Root & Bone
Root & Bone is a Southern-style restaurant in the East Village offer traditional fare like biscuits, grits, and fried chicken. They also offer salads, small plates and sides too, so everyone will be happy. Don’t forget their range of cocktails, mocktails, wine and beer, and even an option to add peach vodka or bourbon to your Arnold Palmer, lemonade, or sweet tea. Read the Bitches brunch review, here.
Meet the Women: Co-chef Janine Booth
Root & Bone, 200 E 3rd St, New York, NY, (646) 682-7076
This buzzy Chelsea restaurant serves options for vegetarians, gluten-free, and health-conscious types. They have an entire eggs section on the menu as well as a falafel sandwich section. Keep an eye out for some tasty pastries like beignets, crumb cake, and a lemon muffin, too. Read the Bitches brunch review, here.
Meet the Women: pastry chef Emily Wallendjack
Cookshop, 156 10th Ave, New York, NY, (212) 924-4440