Brunch at Union Fare
There are a couple of restaurants or places in New York City that I feel like people frequent because everyone is doing it. Union Fare was on that list along with Trader's Joes, Dig Inn, and Sweetgreen. So clearly I gave into Trader Joe's because I am there every week and I have created a blog post of all my favorites. I still think that Dig Inn is bland and overrated (you can fight me over it, and I will show you something better - and win!) and Sweetgreen is aight, but it isn't moving mountains for me. I was recently invited to Union Fare for the recording of We Brunch podcast and decided to give it a fair go.
Union Fare spans the length of an entire block which is quite impressive, and it is divided into two sections. You have the restaurant which is where you dine for dinner or brunch, and then you have the gastrohall/bakery section. My friend ordered the Brunch Bowl and said it tasted delish, had great flavoring, and was filling as well. I was extremely conflicted between sweet or savory, but I decided on the waffles and loaded tater tots. The waffles were so soft which had Union Fare winning cool points with me. Hard waffles are one of my biggest brunch pet peeves because no one wants a waffle that is scrapping the roof of their mouth. The tater tots were so good and allowed me to get my fix of savory, and are great for sharing with others as well. Union Fare is known for their "Smashes" brunch item which is a multi-grain bread, and they allow you to pick from 6 different toppings such as berries, lox, and avocado.
Union Fare serves brunch is from 10 am - 4 pm on Saturday and Sunday. They say the early bird gets the worm, but in this case, they get a complimentary mimosa before 10:30 am. This is an excellent place for large groups, and I highly encourage you making reservations.
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