One of the primary problems with brunch is the lethargic feeling that consumes me after my meal. “Eat less” is a viable solution—but where’s the fun in that?
The Butcher’s Daughter offers the perfect solution to avoid that sluggish feeling after brunch. Their name derives from the notion of a butcher preparing meat. Dubbed the “vegetable slaughter house” on their website, TBD commits to crafting healthy dishes by avidly slicing up fruits and vegetables, just like a butcher will chop up meat.
When I visited earlier this week, we were seated at their sidewalk terrace—perfect for people watching while munching away. TBD is located on Kenmare Street (on the corner of Elizabeth Street), making it prime real estate to check out any shenanigans happening in Nolita. I ordered their Herbed Egg Salad Toast, which was served, appropriately, on a thick wooden cutting board.
Full, but not overstuffed, I left TBD ready for an afternoon full of adventures.
Photos taken by author.
Food looks best when viewed with hungry eyes and in that case, it looks great from any angle. But taking a cue from one of my favorite Instagram accounts, just like your color-coordinated shoes, food also looks amazing when you peer down at it. View From the Topp shows you awe-inspiring shots of shoes matching your outfit matching where you’re standing. My derivative of it exhibits mouth-watering food gazed at from an easily visible bird’s-eye view.
Last weekend I finally made the trek to Alice’s Tea Cup Chapter II, an UES favorite, for brunch. It exudes the quirky, yet cute essence from the much-cherished tea party from Alice in Wonderland. My friend and I opted for “The Mad Hatter”–a generous tea service which included scones, sandwiches, and dessert. The fluffy scones, finger sandwiches, and cookies filled both of us up to our rims. Serving everything on three-tiers added that British afternoon tea flair.
If you’re looking for an equally charming and satiating brunch, stop by Alice’s Tea Cup. It’s the perfect alternative to your usual go-to Eggs Benedict spot. Be sure to get there early though since there is often a wait!
All pictures taken by the author.