Breakfast: Heralded as the best brunch in the city by multiple media outlets and New Yorkers, Clinton Street Baking Co. holds up to the hype. Hungry locals and visitors travel from all corners of the city (and the world!) to eat Chef Neil's blueberry pancakes, served with warm maple butter. But that's not all that's on the menu. Just as delectable as the stacks are the morning egg dishes and omelets, made even more delightful as ingredients are sourced from local farms and neighbors. Conde Nast Traveller calls this quaint Lower East Side cafe "Mayberry in Manhattan." You'd be hard pressed to find anyone who disagrees.
Brunch: This unassuming Tribeca bakery has become a Manhattan hotspot for brunch. This husband-wife duo has been catering to carb lovers since 2001. With just 32 seats in this bright, casual eatery, long lines form early. So why is it worth it? They have a cookbook, they've been featured on Throwdown with Bobby Flay, their blueberry pancakes have been NYMag's top pick... twice, and these are just some of accolades earned by Clinton Street. Try the buttermilk biscuit sandwich, brioche French toast with warm maple butte or fried green tomatoes and grits. Don't worry, they have a full bar to quench a brunch goers thirst for bloodys and belinis. TRAIN: F to Delancey St; J, M, Z to Essex St