fave brunch spot in NYC (for now)

i’m one of those people who likes to play favorites. favorite pair of running capris, favorite brand of sneakers, favorite types of wine, favorite places to lay outside and read. i like to choose things and making them feel like mine. after all, isn’t this how we build a life?

and on the flip side, i do reallllly well with change. like, i can change my mind all the time and probably drive everyone else around me insane, and i’m just rolling with it.

so put those two together, and what i’m saying is, i like to have favorites. but sometimes favorites can change. like favorite boys, or favorite actors, or favorite flavors of Gatorade. πŸ™‚

but one thing is for certain: my favorite meal is definitely brunch. mine, and most of the rest of NYC’s. it’s a thing here, that’s for sure. and fortunately for me, my current fave brunch spot happens to be a block from my apartment — and that isn’t even its selling point. the place is just so adorable, so charming, and so good.

photo: Jean-Philippe Gerbi
44&X, located on the corner of 44th St and 10 Ave (hence the name), deems itself “a little bit of Heaven in Hell(‘s Kitchen).”

…which i think is both an adorable boast and a pretty close approximation of the truth. we managed to snag the corner table on the front patio, which was prime real estate for a group of girls ready to cozy up for a couple of hours in the sunshine and gab.

i had juuuust come from a 10 mile run along the river, which was absolutely glorious and the best run i’ve had since the NY Half,


and was more than ready for a mimosa to hit my lips immediately. and it was a good one. cheers!

i don’t have any food pics, but they have a really extensive, varied, fun brunch menu. i definitely recommend checking this place out if you live in NYC. oh, and if you’re not sold yet, please let me show you the bathroom:

Photoyep, that’s the bathroom. or Barbie’s dream lounge, one or the other. not gonna lie — i kinda dig it. so shocking, every time.

oh, and we had fun waving to this guy, who rolled right up beside us during brunch and humored our attention, even though he didn’t oblige my request to be taken for a spin:

i just love everything about a sunny Saturday in NYC. you never know what you’ll stumble across.
Are you a big brunch fan? What’s your go-to brunch meal/drink?Β  i usually stick to some sort of salad and mimosas!



13 thoughts on “fave brunch spot in NYC (for now)

  1. after 10 miles you totally deserve a mimosa! or two or three! i occasionally do brunch (it IS so trendy, right?!) and usually either get a classic bacon/egg/fruit plate or a bagel & lox.

  2. Okay, NO WAY, love the Barbie dream lounge!! Wow, this place is spectacular!! I love NYC!!! Definitely have to visit again soon!! Miss it!! I used to visit a lot more often!

  3. I want friends to do brunch with!! 😦 We don’t really have brunch places in my area haha so sad. This place looks awesome, and GREAT JOB with that run!

  4. NYC is legit my favorite place EVER!!!! I’m also a HUGE brunch fan, I love it more than lunch and breakfast…. I literally just said that the other day. I LOVE stuffed or reg french toast. I know the stuffed isn’t great for you but it tastes soooooo amazing… and typically I’m a mimosa girl but every once in a while I like a bloody mary!

  5. hahaha I can totally see you like “Okay guys, hold up your drinks and let me get a picture! Keep holing…wait for it … wait…..” haha I think we food bloggers drive our friends crazy sometimes. Beautiful pictures tho! What a quaint little place!

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