On tour the most important meal of the day might be the only proper one you eat over the Phish run – a nice, big brunch. Here’s a handpicked list of breakfast and lunch recs from locals in and around Brooklyn, where many people are staying this weekend. Click here for a Google Map of these spots.
Allswell: 124 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211
High quality pub food from the Spotted Pig peeps, daily changing menu served in an old-time setting with a communal table.
Aurora: 70 Grand St, Brooklyn, NY 11249
A Tuscan-styled dining room and a large, leafy garden set the stage for rustic Italian cooking.
Beca: 45 Richardson St, Brooklyn, NY 11211
Bohemian, cash-only Brazilian bar/restaurant with small plates and caipirinhas.
Bunker Vietnamese: 99 Scott Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11237
Delicious Vietnamese spot in Bushwick. Recently relocated and expanded their menu.
Bunna Cafe 1084 Flushing Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11237
Vegan Ethiopian food in Bushwick. Can’t go wrong with anything on the menu!
Buttermilk Channel 524 Court St, Brooklyn, NY 11231
Quaint eatery offering hearty American comfort-food.
Cafe Luluc: 214 Smith St, Brooklyn, NY 11201
Best damn pancakes around!
Casa Enrique: 5-48 49th Ave, Long Island City, NY 11101
Not in Brooklyn but close by in Long Island City, Queens. You’re getting 1 Michelin star quality for entrees usually under $20. Can’t go wrong with anything on the menu but the Mole is eye opening. Open for brunch only on the weekends. The secret is out and you will need a reservation!
Court Street Grocers LaGuardia Place: 540 LaGuardia Pl, New York, NY 10012
Great sammies and breakfast sammies.
Dim Sum Bar: 167 Grand St, Brooklyn, NY 11249
Better dim sum than most of Chinatown, right off Hipster 5th Ave
Diner: 85 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY 11249
In a retro railcar, seasonal New American funky spin on a classic diner.
Emmy Squared: 364 Grand St, Brooklyn, NY 11211
Delicious Detroit style pizza and renowned burgers and sandwiches on a pretzel bun. long wait for dinner but can walk in and have access to the whole menu for lunch.
Glasserie: 95 Commercial St, Brooklyn, NY 11222
Brunch mezze feast and a large, beautifully-designed interior.
Greenpoint Fish & Lobster Co.: 114 Nassau Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11222
Very fresh seafood. Popular joint, so expect a wait. Get the scallop crudo!
Hometown Bar-B-Que: 454 Van Brunt St, Brooklyn, NY 11231
Renowned BBQ joint in Red Hook.
Karczma: 136 Greenpoint Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11222
Authentic polish spot in the heart of Greenpoint. Full menu available for lunch.
Korzo: 667 5th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11215
Really hearty Eastern European dishes. Brisket goulash and cheese polenta with eggs is yummy. Their burgers are famous.
Le Barricou: 533 Grand St, Brooklyn, NY 11211
Duck hash and the pancakes, french toast, and cocktails are on point.
Lorimer Market: 620 Lorimer St, Brooklyn, NY 11211
Old school italian deli (take out only) with an award winning meatball sub and eggplant parm that’s even better.
Meadowsweet: 149 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY 11211
Duck pastrami hash is the highlight
Pies ‘n’ Thighs: 166 S 4th St, Brooklyn, NY 11211
Fried chicken biscuit!
Llama Inn: 50 Withers St, Brooklyn, NY 11211
Very cool vibe, beautiful, lush space and great Peruvian fare (not to mention amaze brunch cocktails)- voted one of best restos in 2016 by NYT.