Brunching It Up in NYC

December 28, 2010By 5 Comments

There’s absolutely no doubt that NYC is one of the most vegan-friendly cities in the US. That’s why when my boo and I visit the Big Apple, we make sure to squeeze in as much vegan grub at as many restaurants as possible.

Everyone and their granny insists that Counter has the best vegan brunch in NYC. Although we had been to Counter before, we had never gone for brunch… So for this trip, we made a point to wake up early enough to brunch it up. 😉 It was pretty damn awesome (not my absolute fave, but it was up there).


Their vegan baked goods (first pic below) came with vegan Nutella. ‘Nuf said. Sold. Happy tum-tum.

The Kale Ceasar Salad was off the hook. It was super hearty and flavorful and caperlicious. The chunks of tempeh were icing on the cake (mismatached food expression – I don’t care). 😉

The Biscuits and Gravy and Tofu Scram were OK (required a bit of salt and hot sauce to kick ’em up a notch). I wasn’t überly horny about them, but I ate everything up like a good girl.

Housemade Bakery Goodies

Biscuits and Gravy

Tofu Scramble

Kale Ceasar Salad with Tempeh

105 First Avenue
New York, NY 10003
(212) 982-5870

Have you been to Counter? What do you usually order?

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  1. Betsy says:

    Agree with Abby also…Sacred Chow, hands down best vegan brunch. I moved out of NYC in 2006, so haven’t explored any of the newer spots, but have been to Counter and do enjoy it. However, every time I go back to the city, it’s either V Spot in Park Slope or Sacred Chow. Mmm, my tummy is growling 🙂

  2. Abbe says:

    If you’re ever in Boston and want to have a kickass brunch, go to Veggie Planet! It’s not 100% vegan but most of their food is vegan and even if it isn’t, they can make anything on their menu vegan without sacrificing taste. All of their baked goods are 100% vegan though and 100% yummy!

  3. Abby Bean says:

    Sunny, would you believe I haven’t ever been to Curly’s? I can’t stop my legs from walking to the Chow!

    P.S. Heard a rumor that Counter is closing; do you know if it’s true?

  4. Abby Bean says:

    Oh no, Counter definitely does NOT have the best brunch in the city. Their menu has seen too many increasingly non-vegan incarnations and this one is definitely not worth the $$. Get thee to Sacred Chow or, if uptown, Candle 79.

    • Sunny says:

      Hey Abby! Thanks for the tips! 🙂
      I agree with you 100%. Mmmm, LOVE Candle 79… I haven’t been to Sacred Chow yet. I’ll have to hit that place up next time for shiz! What do you think about Curly’s?

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