Sadly, my time as a summer intern at BYT is coming to a close. But fear not! I am making one last WWF wants to change the world for all living things, not just humans, which is something that we forget all too often. That is why this week’s brunches are going with the theme of going veg or vegan — animals are friends, not food! They deserve love and respect, so toss the bacon to the side for this weekend, and get in touch with your veggie side. Its healthier for you and the planet, plus, you can always resume your carnivore ways next weekend. So you’re basically saving the world by going to brunch this weekend.
True Food Kitchen shows that you can be both organic, delicious, and environmentally friendly! Their menu keeps your health, the planet, and yumminess in mind so you seriously cannot go wrong. They also have a pretty extended selection of food that is vegetarian and vegan, which can be hard to come by. Brunch is offered both Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.. Some menu items include smoothies, pizzas, and of course, handcrafted cocktails made from organic ingredients and spirits. This brunch is super guilt-free and you won’t hate yourself for what you ate the next day.
Maybe you’re not huge on vegan and veggie things but you have some friends who are — don’t worry, Coppi’s has got your back. They have an entire section of their menu dedicated to vegan options, but they also have plenty of other not-vegan brunch opportunities. Brunch in served on Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., and offers menu items like the eggplant parm sandwich, Miss Debbie’s vegan French Toast (vegan french Toast? NOW you have my attention), or Miss Ani’s Garden Avocado and Spinach Panini. They also offer bottomless mimosas and bellinis, so if you want to get a little drunk while saving the world, that is also an option.
Want a spicier vegan or veggie brunch? be sure not to overlook Oyamel. They offer guac and a large selection of margs at brunch, among other animal-friendly options. They offer brunch weekends from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.. Dishes include tradition Mexican small plates, seafood, and meats. For our veggie and vegan lovers, they offer selections of soups/salads, veggie dishes, and of course, tacos. They also have tons of boozy drink options, because would it really be brunch if you didn’t get something boozy to go along with your animal-friendly breakfast?
Vegan Brunch at Equinox, by Chef Todd Gray, is offered every Sunday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., so get your ass out of bed and get there to take advantage of their buffet-style vegan brunch. Their buffet offers tons of fruit and veggie options for those of you tryna bunch on a diet, but they also have dishes such as the granola-crusted French Toast or mini sweet treats (like cute mini cheesecakes). They even have an entire station to make your own tofu scrambles! Did we mention it’s a buffet? Because there is no way you’re leaving this place with any room left in your stomach.
More than just a bakery and café, Sticky Fingers has sweet and vegan/veggie dishes for all you sweet tooth needs. Weekend brunch is offered till 2:30 p.m. on weekends includes dishes like that of the breakfast burrito (made with tofu scramble), pancakes, or biscuits and gravy. All of their brunch dishes are $11 and they offer milkshakes with breakfast made from coconut milk and vegan ice cream! Want to have a little fun with your usual milkshake? Add some booze for extra fun! Did I mention they also have cupcakes, cookies, and pastries on top of their café menu? Because they do.