Where to Eat in NYC for Thanksgiving

Eating an amazing restaurant meal in lieu of slaving over a turkey is one of New York City’s many luxuries. We are spoiled to the bone with stunning decor and exquisite tasting menus and we are not afraid to exploit it. But with so many restaurants to choose from, where to even start when planning the most important feasting day of the year? Luckily we have narrowed it down to the some of our favorite places to bring your Thanksgiving cohort on the 27th. Best part? No clean-up required.

Manhattan

Pearl and Ash
220 Bowery St. 

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Pearl and Ash might be billed as a wine bar, but there is more than meets the eye, and they’re ready to prove it. Also, when was eating somewhere known for a progressive wine collection ever a bad decision? Their special Thanksgiving menu plays on classics with dishes offering turkey 3-ways and a pumpkin, caramel, and pecan candy bar, all sure to please.

$95 per person | 5 courses + dessert

The Breslin
16 West 29th St.

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Nothing says Thanksgiving quite like the cozy and well-designed dining room of April Bloomfield’s English inspired restaurant. Here your will be able to enjoy perfectly executed pub fare, which shys away from the classic turkey center piece, and instead opting for Cornish game hen or long Island fluke. The choice is yours.

$75 per person | 3 courses + dessert

Betony
41 West 57th St. 

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Thanksgiving need not only be about amazing food. Betony is the perfect restaurant for Turkey-day if you’re looking to imbibe and eat in style. The menu served is a four-course feast but the most exciting caveat on this November menu is the presence of unlimited sides. Anyone who calls themselves a lover of sides should call up Betony before the reservations disappear.

$135 per person ($60 for people under 12) | 4 courses + dessert

Eleven Madison Park
11 Madison Ave.

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Thanksgiving tasting menus might seem tasty but Elven Madison Park will do you a solid by reducing their normal prix-fix sum. Find yourself at one of the best reviewed restaurants for one of the most important food days of the year. We promise you will not be disappointed.

$195 per person | 4 courses + dessert

Brooklyn

The Elm
160 North 12th St. 

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Hidden underground but filled with natural light streaming in from the ground floor windows, this Williamsburg joint is the hippest place to dine this Thanksgiving. The best part about this menu is that it is prix-fix with wiggle room; fill your table up with sides that are à la carte and help yourself to a myriad of options. Go nuts.

$75 per person ($37 if you’re 12 and under) | 3-courses + à la carte sides ($9)

Glasserie
95 Commercial St.

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Step out of your Thanksgiving routine and into this Greenpoint restaurant that will be serving up a Thanksgiving feast with Middle Eastern influences and savory babka that will have you dreaming for days. With Thanksgiving innovation that tastes this good, it will be hard to revert to the old turkey and stuffing dishes (you’ve been warned). Not only is the food stellar, but the setting is begging for the perfect, festive photo shoot by the water before sitting down to your feast.

$65 per person | A Thanksgiving feast

Meadowsweet
149 Broadway

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This Williamsburg gem is the perfect place to indulge in a traditional turkey dinner. The folks at Meadowsweet know how to please and their Thanksgiving dinner is classic, but with enough twist and turns to make for an delightfully homey meal. You will be more than happy to entrust Meadowsweet with the hosting responsibilities for the feast.

$75 per person | 3 courses

Lea
1022 Cortelyou Rd. 

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Some times Thanksgiving is best enjoyed in your neighborhood restaurant and that is exactly why you should go out of your way for Lea’s Thanksgiving dinner. The menu is simple, but perfect: a turkey will all the fixings. If their day-to-day success in the kitchen says anything, this meal is going to be a winner.

$65 per person ($30 for children) | Roast turkey with all the fixings

Where to Have Thanksgiving Dinner in Chicago

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Let’s face it, you’ve been in the situation where you wanted to have everyone over for Thanksgiving, but couldn’t fit them in your apartment. Nationwide, cities across America celebrate Thanksgiving in a similar fashion. In Chicago, you have seemingly endless options for a Thanksgiving outing, an overflow of buffets and prix-fix menus. We have but a small list of what’s going on Thanksgiving Day in Chicago:

David Burke’s Primehouse

616 N. Rush St

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One of the many prix-fixe menus offered for the holidays at $60* (plus supplemental charges for a select few dishes) gets you a four course meal. With appetizers ranging from polenta to a pumpkin and crab bisque, you must be sure to leave room for the main course: with the possibility for the traditional turkey and gravy dinner, or even a cider brined pork chop.

All main courses come fully equipped with family style sides including stuffing, mac ‘n’ cheese, and whipped potatoes.

*$20 for kids 12 and under. Five and under eat free.

Shaw’s Crab House

21 E. Hubbard St

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If a buffet is more your speed, and you want a healthy dose of seafood, grab the family and head to this River North spot. For $75, $20 if you’re 12 and under, you can enjoy access to the buffet. With the seafood bar ranging from oysters on the half shell, to sushi, and several types of salad, you might almost forget you’re there for the turkey. The carvery also includes king crab legs and beef tenderloin. Be sure to leave room for dessert, where they offer four types of pies.

The Boarding House

720 N. Wells

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Between noon and 8pm, you have the option of dining at this River North spot for only $65 ($38 gets you additional wine pairings). Each of the four courses offer a vegetarian option. Some options for the main course include butternut squash risotto, a braised short rib (paired with comforting, creamy polenta), and the classic turkey dinner.

Travelle

316 N. Wabash Ave

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Known for their seafood, it only makes sense that this River North space would be just as much seafood as it is traditional holiday meals. The prix-fix menu, at $80 per person ($40 for kids ten and under) has appetizers where you’ll have to decide between a classic fall salad and a salmon crepe. The main dishes have the same range, where you can get the classic turkey dinner or a pumpkin crusted striped bass.

Additional menu items can be ordered and are served family style.

Big Jones

5347 N. Clark St

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One of the more moderately priced dinners in the city can be found in Andersonville. At $49 a plate ($20 if you’re 12 or under), this bountiful feast boasts bread service, a choice of soup (Navy Pea Soup, Gumbo, or an oyster stew), vegetables served family style, entrées (including cornbread-stuffed trout, crab cakes, and turkey dinner), with it all culminating to a choice of desserts (cake, pie, or pudding)… good luck.

Bistronomic

840 N. Wabash Ave

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Serving up a $55 three course dinner, with an optional cheese selection for $15, you can expect the same quality French cuisine, despite the American holiday. Appetizers include a selection of salads and a duck confit, among other dishes. The main course has a vegetarian pumpkin ravioli, while carnivorous entrées include filet mignon, roasted turkey, and a pike dish. For dessert, you can enjoy a range of sweet tarts and rich chocolate dishes.

River Roast

315 N. LaSalle St

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Celebrating their first Thanksgiving, the team at River Roast is presents the classic turkey dinner with all the trimmings, including a dessert. Guests will even get a voucher to return for Sunday’s Blues and Brews Brunch. Hours are from noon to 7pm.

Allium

120 E. Delaware St

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Our final restaurant on the list takes diners to the Gold Coast. For $155 ($55 if you’re in between 5 and 12 years old), you can enter the buffet. With a variety of stations each serving up something different, the Thanksgiving staples are, of course, present along with a charcuterie station and an Asian-inspired station. Seasonal desserts include a sweet corn cremeaux, sweet potato flan, and, the star of the holiday, a pumpkin tart.

Happy feasting and happy holidays!

A New Thanksgiving Staple: Pumpkin Cheesecake

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Thanks to Lady M, for nearly five years now, the star dessert of every Thanksgiving hasn’t been the blueberry pie, the pecan pie, nor the pumpkin pie, but the gorgeous, silken textured Pumpkin Nuage. Along with the Mille Crepe and Strawberry Shortcake, Lady M dominates the podium in my dessert book, so it’s reign over Thanksgiving desserts does not come as much of a surprise. Being the competitive person that I am, I decided to use Lady M’s Pumpkin Nuage as inspiration and make a light, heavily spiced crustless pumpkin ricotta cheesecake. pumpkin-cheesecake

 

Ingredients: 

  • 2 1/2 c whole-milk ricotta
  • 1/2 c plus 1 Tbsp mascarpone
  • 1/3 c sugar
  • 4 large egg yolks
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3/4 tsp kosher salt divided (1/2 tsp and 1/4 tsp)
  • 1 c canned pumpkin puree
  • 1/4 c heavy cream
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon (I added an extra 1/2 tsp)
  • 1/2 ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp freshly grated nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp ground cardamom

Special Equipment:

  • 18″ roasting pan

Preparation:

  1. Preheat oven to 300ºF
  2. Puree ricotta, mascarpone, granulated sugar, egg yolks, 1 egg, and 1/2 tsp salt until smooth
  3. Scrape most of ricotta filling into a large bowl, leaving behind about 1/2 cup of filling
  4. Add remaining egg, pumpkin puree, brown sugar, cream, cardamom, and remaining 1/4 tsp of salt to the leftover ricotta filling and mix until fully incorporated and smooth
  5. Scrape ricotta filling into your pan and spoon the pumpkin filling over
  6. Put cake pan in the roasting pan, add hot water into the roasting pan to come halfway up sides of cake pan and cover roasting pan tightly with foil (may need two long sheets of foil)
  7. Carefully lower pan into the oven and bake for 1 hour
  8. After baking continuously for 1 hour, open and close foil to release steam every 15 minutes until cheesecake is set around the edges and jiggles slightly in the center when nudged (approximately 45 minutes)
  9. Remove cake pan from roasting pan and chill for at least 6 hours

Recipe from Bon Appetit

Beautiful Brunches to Eat This Weekend

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Who goes to brunch and not post a photo or three to Instagram? From the lighting, to the booze, to the ever photogenic food, is there an experience worth documenting more than this coveted meal? If you’re in need of some eye candy or serious brunch inspiration, I am ecstatic to present some of our favorite and coincidentally highly instagrammable (it’s a word #dealwithit) places to eat.

Momofuku Ssäm Bar
207 2nd Ave

This duck is to die for! The best part? The hidden duck sausage surprise stuffed under the skin. Be sure to call ahead to reserve your ssäm feast.

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Russ and Daughters Cafe
127 Orchard St

Russ and Daughters Cafe was an instant classic from the start, serving up sweet egg creams, babka french toast and smoked fish of all sorts. Keep your eyes peeled for food celebrities as this is one of their top haunts.

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Lafayette
380 Lafayette St

This is a brunch lover’s paradise. Fun cocktails, rich and robust pastries, and delicately cooked eggs are all part of why this is a serious brunch institution.

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Roberta’s
261 Moore St (Brooklyn)

Pizza for breakfast? Yes please! But don’t be fooled, Roberta’s offers more than just pizza on their late-morning menu. Be sure to try at least one (or all) of the non-pizza options.

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Reynards 
80 Wythe Ave (Brooklyn)

This is a place to have a celebration, brunch not withstanding. Be sure to indulge in this magical bluefish appetizer while soaking up the sights and sounds of Brooklyn.

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Buvette
42 Grove St

Buvette is well worth the wait; if not for their menu, then definitely #fortheinsta. The fluffy eggs, charming waitstaff, and healthy dose of natural light will make you hope the meal never ends.

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Did we miss your favorite and most prized brunch spot? Tell us about it- or better yet, show us with your brunch Instagrams, we’re dying to know! You can tag us @tastesavant or use the hashtag #TasteSavantEATS so we can bask in all the glorious brunch inspiration.

Looking for new places to Instagram/try out for brunch? Check all the Taste Savant approved brunches!

Three for $30 (Logan Square)

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Scenario: You’re out of groceries and, quite frankly, way too lazy to go all the way to the store and trek home. You have $30 and money on your Ventra card. If you were to hop on the bus towards Logan Square, here’s one way to make your stomach and your wallet happy for the whole day:

Breakfast

Heralded as the most important meal of the day. So, although the easy way out is to drink coffee to quell those morning hunger pangs, there are better alternatives (I know, I know, hear me out). Head over to the Bang Bang Pie Shop and we have a few options:

1) Scratch Biscuit (Plain biscuit with either jam or butter) and a Sausage Biscuit = $8 (throw a dollar in for a tip, for good karma)

2) Gravy Biscuit with Sausage= $7.50

All biscuits at Bang Bang can have an egg added for $1.50. If you choose the right combo, a filling breakfast is to be had here for under $10!

Lunch

Now perhaps noon is rolling around. The biscuits were great, but unless you got the huevos biscuit, not a lot of spice was to be had. For lunch, you want a whole different flavor. You want Mexican. Head north to L’Patron and you’ll be greeted with all your favorites at your favorite prices. Once more, there are plenty of options for you to walk away happy, here are a few:

1) With Tasting Table including L’Patron on a list of the best tacos in Chicago, can you really go wrong? With no taco exceeding $2.50, a combination of lengua, al pastor, and chorizo (my personal favorites) leaves room in the budget for you to get a horchata (or splurge on dinner or breakfast).

2) This being said, avocado is extra for tacos, so opting for a burrito or torta ($5.49 & $4.95, respectively) gives your fair share of beans and avocado. The low prices still allows for you to get a side of Elote Preparado (corn on the cob with crumbled cheese and chili powder. You’re welcome).

Dinner

So far, so good. You have some extra money lying around, don’t you? Maybe you bought a bottle of water in between meals, that’s fine. There’s plenty of dinner options that won’t bleed your checking account dry. However, may we suggest Analogue?

Some of the go to’s at this Cajun location that you could go with are the chicken & andouille gumbo ($8), fried chicken sandwich ($11), and a side of dirty rice ($5) if you have room left; Chicago Reader voted it best in the city.

Let’s Get Cozy: Fall First Date Spots (Japanese Edition)

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What do the below Japanese restaurants and Fall have in common? A true sense of coziness and the perfect setting for romance. The dishes you’ll find at any one of these establishments are pure in flavor, flawless in presentation and technique, more or less easy to eat (or at least a lot easier than Spaghetti Bolognese or a hamburger), and provide a fair share of easy conversation starters. What you will come to realize is that these Japanese restaurants are actually a first date’s secret weapon.

Soba-Ya

229 E 9th St

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The interior is simple, clean, and calming and will help relax any first date jitters. If that doesn’t cut it, the sensational noodles are sure to make you forget about all your worries and allow you to focus on getting to know the person sitting across from you. This is the place you can be yourself, enjoy some truly great noodles, and most importantly, have a good time with your date. A completely non-traditional dish that I ended up loving was the soba salad. This is also particularly easy to eat, not too heavy, and incredibly satisfying.

Bohemian

57 Great Jones St

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Notoriously difficult to book a table with, intimately set up, and presenting a stunning assortment of fresh seafood and top quality meats, Bohemian sets the scene for an unforgettable first date. The bar seats, a personal favorite, are perfectly designed for dates and allow for easy conversation while you eat. One of our users also notes that “The cocktails are unique and outstanding.” If it’s on the dessert menu, I highly suggest ending with the satisfyingly citrusy, soft as silk yuzu panna cotta.

Cha-An

230 E. 9th St, 2nd fl.

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Who can resist the intimacy of Cha-An? In the daytime, Cha-An is a delightful heart-warming brunch or lunch spot with any tea you could desire and spot-on black sesame or matcha-flavored sweets. In the evening, this darling tea house transforms into a dimly-lit, subdued setting perfect if you enjoy being able to actually hear what your date is saying.

Yakitori Totto

251 W 55th St

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Yakitori Totto is always a memorable experience. The tight space feels even tighter with more staff than tables, but you and your date will quickly forget all minor inconveniences when the food arrives on thin, but sturdy skewers. Each and every bite will bring about some sort of genuine conversation, I guarantee it. The beauty of it all is that everything can be easily split and neatly eaten, chasing away any and all food-related first-date worries. Do not leave without ordering the Tsukune, it is the star of the show.

 

Mexican Brunches in Chicago

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We all know that when the wee hours of the morning come a-knocking, our go to cuisine is Mexican. Now, what if I were to tell you that Chicago was a utopia for Mexican brunches? That you didn’t have to feel guilty for eating guacamole in the AM? Well, we’ve done the research, crunched the numbers, and if you can get up early enough, we’ve found a few hidden gems brunch spots to satisfy your appetite for Mexican food when everyone else is settling for crepes and mimosas. Now, this list is not only in no particular order, it is also merely scratching the surface of Chicago’s Mexican Brunches.

XOCO

Whether you’re in Wicker Park or River North, this lunch/dinner staple is noticeably less crowded for in the morning hours. Be it hot chocolate and chilaquiles (think Mexican breakfast nachos) or the classic huevos rancheros, both locations are well equipped to suit your needs in a casual atmosphere.

Dove’s Luncheonette

Making a name for itself in the four short months it’s been around, Dove’s puts Southern twists on Latin food (or is it Latin twists on Southern food?). One would be remiss to skip out on the chile rellenos, but who can deny themselves their right to a torta?

Flo

Deemed by Chicago Reader to serve the best unconventional Bloody Mary, the brunch menu is also filled to the brim with all of your favorites. Our Users recommend huevos rancheros and chilaquiles, but can someone really go wrong with any of their enchiladas?

Mixteco Grill

As a 2014 Michelin Guide Bib Gourmand Winner, a delicious dinner is expected here. And yet, their brunch is a small menu of staples all at affordable prices (not to mention an abundance of vegetarian-friendly items).

Did we leave anything out? Good! We’re dying to know where you’ve gone for your Mexican brunch. You can find plenty of restaurants here! Always be sure to tell us how your meal was!

How to be a Morning Person: NYC Breakfast Spots

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I have a theory on why we love brunch. In this great and bustling city, we, at most, might grab a bagel with cream cheese on our way to work, so to make up for the lack of a morning meal, we go all out and feast while boozing on the weekends. Now don’t get me wrong, this isn’t about being for or against brunch (unless you’re against, in which case this could get ugly), I’m saying we give breakfast a fighting chance to shine through our sleep-deprived fogginess every morning. You will find out how easy it is to actually enjoy waking up early with these show-stopping morning meals:

EJ’s Luncheonette

1271 Third Avenue (at 73rd Street), opens at 7:30am everyday

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I could attribute my high regard for EJ’s to childhood sentiment, having grown up a couple blocks from the diner, but I’m backed by TS users on this one and am ready to sing its praises unabashed. It’s a whole experience stepping into EJ’s, from the linoleum floors, to the shiny, light blue booths, and who can ignore Elvis’ bust staring at you as you wait to be seated? My family tends to go for the eggs, and one TS user claims the eggs benedict is one outstanding dish, but I am all about the waffles or pancakes with a layer of melting chocolate chips.

Boulud Sud

20 West 64th Street (btwn Broadway & Central Park West), serves breakfast/brunch items starting 11:30am on weekends

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Boulud Sud markets their weekend morning menu as brunch, and that’s perfectly fine if you’re looking for brunch, but when I went, I was looking for breakfast, and boy did I get breakfast. The ricotta pancakes with honey butter and lemon curd stands strong as the best pancakes I have ever had. This is not an exaggeration and I recommend you not take this statement lightly. I was not sad when I finished my pancakes, but grateful for the experience.

Clinton Street Baking Co.

4 Clinton St (at E. Houston St.), opens at 8am on weekdays and 10am on weekends

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Okay, you got me, I really like pancakes. Oddly enough, I typically have soup or toast with hummus for breakfast when I’m eating at home. The sweeter breakfast items are saved for when I go out, probably because New York restaurants make them so darn well. For instance, Clinton Street Baking Co.’s blueberry pancakes. The maple butter and berry compote are decadence at its best and combined with heavenly fluffy pancakes make for one heck of a morning meal. Other dishes praised by TS users are the fried chicken, Clinton St. Omelette, and french toast which I have no doubt are all excellent choices. Take it from one of our TS users and “avoid the craziness of trying to eat here on the weekend” and “come on a weekday morning.”

Maison Kayser – Upper East Side

1294 3rd Avenue, opens at 7am on weekdays and 8am on weekends

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At last, no pancakes! Chef Filippo Gozzoli insists upon the Croque Monsieur, and while I am not about to disagree with such a fine choice, every time I’ve come here, I’ve just had to get the quiche lorraine. There’s something about the richness of the quiche combined with the acidity of the house salad that leaves me feeling perfectly satisfied and ready to start my day. What’s also a real treat about eating here is how quickly you’re transported out of the city, which every New Yorker needs from time to time. On the way out, I always grab a loaf as their bread is truly superb (that I will 100% agree with, Chef Gozzoli!).

A Lost Art Endures: The Best Breakfast Joints in LA

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Aside from Blockbuster Video and Meg Ryan, few things have fallen off the American radar more in the 21st Century than breakfast. And we’re talking actual breakfast here. Not that granola bar you grab on your way out the door during the week or the tofu scramble and mimosas you order on Sunday afternoon. As in 8 a.m. eggs, bacon, and pancakes. And a steaming pot of black coffee. Without question a product of our on-the-go society and sleep-in weekenders, breakfast struggles to find a place in the modern American schedule these days. But that doesn’t mean it’s not out there. From highway diners to city hole-in-the-walls, breakfast quietly endures. And Los Angeles is no exception. Here is our list of our favorite real-deal Breakfast spots in our sun-kissed city.

Square One Dining 

4854 Fountain Avenue, Los Feliz

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Tucked away on a strange little strip of Fountain Ave, directly in the shadow of the startling blue hospital-turned-Scientology-headquarters, sits Square One Dining. Since its opening, Square One has created a rabid following for its no-frills breakfast, accompanied by an organic, locally-sourced mantra catering to the local hipster-y crowd. Square One has thrived by establishing a place in a desperately-needed niche, all the while providing what Los Angelenos are looking for: fresh, unique, and absolutely delicious breakfast food to get anyone’s day started on the right foot.

Huge Tree Pastry

423 N. Atlantic Avenue, Monterey Park

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Did I say eggs, bacon, and pancakes for breakfast only? Well, I lied. This is Los Angeles after all, home to some of the best Asian influence in the country. So our list wouldn’t be complete without including this Taiwanese breakfast diner staple. Not exactly sure what comes with a Taiwanese breafast? Think green onion pancakes, sweet buns filled with red bean, and crispy fried Chinese donuts (topped with sesame seeds!). Yes, yes and YES. Huge Tree is smack in the middle of the San Gabriel Valley, where the city’s best dim-sum spots hold court. Sure, it’s a bit of a drive but get up early one morning and journey east to discover a truly authentic Taiwanese (and Los Angeles) breakfast experience.

The Griddle

7916 W. Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood

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Chances are if you’ve lived in Los Angeles for even a summer, you’ve at least heard of The Griddle. Love it or hate it (those long lines), it is an LA institution and one of the few real breakfast offerings in West Hollywood. The menu is admittedly a bit of a circus, but at The Griddle, the pancakes reign supreme. The portions are simply HUGE and when toppings include such things as butterscotch, cornflakes or Oreo’s, it’s best to not have much more eating planned for the day. The best strategy is to get there early (they open at 7am) because they close at 4pm sharp and those long lines are not a myth. It’s not for everyone, but The Griddle is without a doubt a Los Angeles can’t-miss breakfast experience.

John O’Groates 

10516 W. Pico Boulevard, West Los Angeles

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While brunch is the popular girl in just about every corner of this city, when it comes to the Westside, it is a science. Which makes John O’Groates and its location all the more special. In the idyllic but pass-thru neighborhood of Cheviot Hills, sits this 30 year-old mainstay that has truly endured the test of time. Walking into John O’Groates isn’t like walking into a roadside diner, it’s like coming home. Sure, they have spiffied up and expanded over the years, but the same formula of a quality, simple breakfast served with great conversation makes John O’Groates like nothing else in the city. Oh, and the biscuits are to die for. Chances are you are either a regular or have never heard of the place. And they probably prefer it that way. But do yourself a favor anyways and head over to Pico and Beverly Glen to find out for yourself what breakfast means for a different generation.

Halloween Pumpkin Peanut Butter Cups

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You know that taste of Christmas? That combination of spices that immediately takes you to a happy, wintery time? I just found that for Halloween. I came across this Pumpkin Peanut Butter Cups Recipe and while I was skeptical at the flavor combination it was suggesting (pumpkin AND peanut butter AND chocolate?), I decided if anything, it’s a test of my love for chocolate and peanut butter (true love knows no bounds, right?). The result were unexpectedly wonderful. The pumpkin and spice shine through making the peanut butter more of a back drop, a foundation if you will, and the lightly sweetened chocolate ties everything together making these the perfect homemade Halloween treat. When I make these each year (and I will), I will imagine crisp Fall evenings with joyful, mischievous kids running through apartment buildings in search of treats. I am ecstatic to share these with you!photo (2)

Ingredients

For the filling:

  • ⅓ c. canned pumpkin
  • ⅓ c. all natural peanut butter (I prefer crunchy)
  • ¼ c. sugar
  • 1 heaping tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • ½ tsp sea salt

For the chocolate:

  1. ⅓ c. coconut oil
  2. ⅔ c. unsweetened cocoa powder
  3. 1 tbsp molasses

Directions

  1. Line a 12-cup muffin tin with paper liners
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together all filling ingredients until fully combined
  3. Melt coconut oil in a medium saucepan over low heat
  4. Remove from heat and whisk in remaining chocolate ingredients
  5. Assemble the cups by adding 2 tsp or so of chocolate in the bottom of the papers liners
  6. Evenly divide filling over top
  7. Add remaining chocolate on top and lightly swirl with a toothpick (a rustic appearance makes them spookier)
  8. Freeze for at least 3 hours (6 hours are needed for them to be completely solid); Once frozen, store in a sealed container in the freezer for 1 to 2 months

Original recipe from Yummy Beet

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