As the saying goes “Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a pauper.” To most, breakfast is often the most important meal of the day. It sets you up for the day ahead and can keep you going all day long if you choose wisely, so make it worth it. On my recent trip to New York, I definitely made the most of eating breakfast. Read on for some of my favourite breakfast spots…

If you haven’t come across Jack’s Wife Freda on Instagram, then I don’t know where you’ve been hiding for the past few years. A favourite spot among fashionistas and locals alike, this American-Mediterranean all day bistro is understated and brilliant. I ordered the ‘Rosewater Waffle topped with Lebanese yoghurt, mixed berries & honey syrup’ with an Iced Tea at this welcoming (yet slightly cramped) hangout and it was heavenly. I’d definitely make this a regular pit-stop if your in the Soho area, but arrive early (they open at 8.30am) to avoid an overly long wait.

Ruby’s Cafe brings the relaxed and chilled culinary vibes from overseas Australia to the heart of Manhattan, Soho. Opened since 2003 (they’ve been around for a good while), Ruby’s prides itself on using local produce to create its affordable menu. This casual hotspot has amassed a cult following, and for good reason. The menu is light and airy, meaning you could pick something and eat it at any time of the day. The decor is industrial and urban featuring copper detailing with touches of ‘beach culture’, and with the bright neon sign loud and proud outside you can’t miss it. I opted for something more Aussie-inspired from the menu, the ‘Ricotta Hotcakes with honeycomb butter, banana, and maple syrup’ which really did hit the spot.

My first ever Acai bowl was an experience to remember. A popular choice among New York natives but not so readily available yet in London, I knew I had to have one. And boy it did not disappoint. Compared to a lot of other fast-but-healthy breakfast joints in New York, The Juice Shop’s menu definitely has the most variety. You can grab a salad or healthy treat, indulge in a made-to-order juice, or make like me and get a delicious Acai bowl. I got the ‘AB&C – Acai, Banana, Almond Butter, Dates, Himalayan Sea Salt, Almond Milk, Topped with Banana, Strawberry, with Toasted Sliced Almonds’, which was nutrtious and an absolute winner. They’re committed to making clean and tasty meals more affordable and accessible, and brining wellness to the majority. Who wouldn’t want to get on board with that?

If you enjoyed this post and the start of my new series “J’Nae Eats”, keep a look out for more coming soon!

JP x


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