Two weekends ago I made myself get up at a decent time on Saturday to join my friend Ada for brunch. Brunch is pretty much an institution in New York City, and I was so excited to get out and spend my morning with a girlfriend. We chose to meet at Bubby’s in the Meatpacking District, which I feel is one of the more unique neighborhoods of Manhattan. With old cobblestone streets and a distinctly industrial feel, you know when you’re in Meatpacking that you’re getting a glimpse of the old New York. Surrounded by the buzz of the nearby High Line and early morning shoppers, the warm November morning seemed to have more energy than Spring.
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I’ve heard several other bloggers rave about Bubby’s before, and clearly it’s with good reason. (Naomi of Love Taza is a regular of the Tribeca location, and Yaya of Hand Luggage Only says it’s his favorite place for brunch in all of New York!)
We settled in at our outdoor table and immediately wanted one of everything on the menu. Agreeing to share each of our dishes, I ordered their famous pancakes and Ada had the Market Omelette. We also shared an order of the fingerling potatoes, and they may have been our favorite part…so crispy and good! The pancakes were everything I could have hoped for and would have been enough for two people. My latte was also so good and was the perfect way to start our late morning, as was Ada’s yummy concord grape mimosa!
It was so lovely catching up with such a dear friend after so many years. We had a lot of catching up to do! I hope Ada and I will share many more brunches together in years to come.
Bubby’s is located on the corner of Gansevoort Street and Washington Street, directly opposite the south end of The High Line and The Whitney Museum and very near the Gansevoort Market. The closest subway station is the 14th Street stop on the A, C, E trains, or 8th Avenue for the L (about a 7 minute walk.)