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Our new favorite brunch: Upland

My family and I have recently discovered Upland for brunch and we are addicted! Upland is not technically in our neighborhood – but it’s close enough to walk on a nicer day. I throw on some leggings and a coat, we grab the kids’ scooters, and off we go!

Upland has the *best* brunch ever! It’s tough to find a good brunch spot aside from the old tried and true. Well, this place has it. Whether you’re getting the omelette (so yum!), the quiche Lorraine (highly recommend!), the eggs Benedict (substitute the ham for salmon!) or just the pastry basket (enough to feed a crowd!) you are likely to walk out of there feeling like you’ve had one of the best brunches in town. Add a mimosa or a fresh squeezed juice (they have a whole variety!) and your Sunday is made!

The best item on the menu has got to be the burger! It’s a double cheeseburger with the softest bun ever, and it comes topped with avocado – my favorite! We order it for the kids too (skip the avocado for them) and they just adore it. The kids also really like the pineapple juice.

For dessert, our family favorites are either the vanilla pudding with bananas (nice and sweet but not too sweet) or the apple tart which comes a la mode and is my own personal choice for dessert.

We have not been to Upland for dinner yet but we hope to try it soon! We’ll probably get a sitter and leave our kids at home (although I’m sure we could bring them, especially on the earlier side – but sometimes it’s nice to have a date night without kids!) Upland is such a nice addition to the downtown restaurant scene!

After brunch, our kids like to run around! Upland is conveniently located only a block away from the playground at Madison Square Park. We plop the kids onto their scooters and make our way there in a New York minute. It’s so fun to watch the kids running around and getting all of their energy out! After playing, if we don’t have any planned activities, we do a little shopping in the Flatiron area and we walk home. That’s our recipe for a wonderful Sunday!

Upland, 345 Park Avenue South, Flatiron – 212-686-1006

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