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Modern Love Brooklyn Brunch

As a vegetarian, Modern Love Brooklyn has been on my list for quite some time. Unfortunately, the 50-minute Subway trip to Williamsburg and delays on the L has deterred me. I finally made it one piece and enjoyed all that it had to offer.

You can’t miss the restaurant as it sits prominently on the corner of Union Ave with a gigantic mural spelling out Modern Love Brooklyn. The interior is chic but inviting with burgundy booths, mirrors, and adorable light fixtures.

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First up drinks were in order. Brunch cocktails were not your standard offering but instead a welcome deviation from classics. I opted for a pomegranate mimosa which was slightly tart and just divine. My brunch date was intrigued to try the Spicy Agave Bloody Maria. She loved the extra kick and touch of agave.

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We shared a few items and underestimated the portion size. Most entrees range between $16-$18 but come with generous servings. The menu does not play it safe and has fun vegan twists on classic brunch dishes.

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The breakfast tacos come as a gorgeous trio served on a slate board. The dish was overwhelming upon arrival but absolutely mouthwatering. The tacos are made with scrambled chickpeas and topped with shredded cabbage, guac, pickled jalapeños, and drizzled with mango salsa and chipotle sour cream. As someone with a spicy palate, this did not need an addition of hot sauce as I typically request. Chipotle sour cream was a cool choice for additional flavor.

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Next up we had the veggie scramble with avocado toast. The scrambled tofu was so flavorful as it was prepared with pesto, garlic, and tomato. The enormous portion also comes with home fries, sautéed spinach, and truffled avocado toast. Everything about this was exceptional and so flavorful.

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Last but certainly not least we shared seitan & waffles, a playful vegan take on the classic chicken and waffles. This was super exciting to try. Warm pumpkin waffles are served with fresh strawberries, breaded rosemary seitan, and accompanied with cinnamon butter and maple syrup. As someone who generally hates fake meat items due to texture issues, the seitan itself wasn’t too bad. It was strange but not bad for pairing.

We loved everything about Modern Love from the cocktails, entrees to the service. While it may be a vegan restaurant, even carnivores will find this to be worth the visit.

The Bitches Say: Five Champagne Flutes for a chic restaurant offering amazing vegan dishes that are reimagined from classic brunch items.

Modern Love Brooklyn offers brunch on Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m to 3 p.m.

Shruti Shah

NYC 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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