Food trends come and go, but everybody in New York knows pizza is king. Traditionally, people think pizza’s just for lunch, dinner, or late night, but why not have pizza at brunch? Honestly, we can’t think of a better dish to pair with our mimosas, so say cheers to the weekend and try one of our favorite brunch pizzas.
Imagine if your favorite bagel with lox and the best pizza ever had a baby and you’ll have Rubirosa’s smoked salmon pizza topped with Acme smoked fish, creamy mascarpone, and onions. If you’re feeling bacon, you’ll be happy to know they also have a brunch pie covered with bacon, eggs and pickled onions.
If we could make the perfect pizza, it would probably be Motorino’s brunch pizza, topped with ultra-creamy mozzarella di bufala, fried eggs, pancetta, basil, and parm. The eggs are cracked over the pizza a few minutes before it’s ready for the perfectly oozy yolks. Warning: eating this pizza can get a little messy, but the combo of savory egg yolk, salty pancetta and juicy mozzarella is worth a stain or two.
Marta is another masterpiece from Danny Meyer (Union Square Café, Gramercy Tavern, and Shake Shack, etc.) and their Patate Alla Carbonara pizza, with potatoes, guanciale, black pepper, egg, and pecorino, is just to die for – it’s got all the carby, meaty, cheesey, and spicy flavor you want when you roll up to brunch.
Everybody’s been freaking out over Leuca’s mafaldini, but have you heard about their fabulous pizzas? Go big for brunch and make sure you order their Graham Avenue pie topped with duck egg, bacon, tomato and grana for the perfect finish.
At Speedy Romeo, you can make any pizza a brunch pizza by tossing an egg on top for $2, because everybody knows that it’s not a *true* brunch pizza without an egg! But, what we really go crazy for here is The Gravlax pizza: mescal-fennel cured salmon, ricotta, red onion, capers and lemon all on their perfect crisped and fluffy grilled dough.
We love these creative brunch pizzas. At Massoni, they’ve got four pies to chooses from: a sweet and spicy one with pepperoni and honey, a complex one with charred ‘sprouts and pistachio pesto, a breakfast one with bacon, egg, and cheese (and spicy sriracha ketchup!), and a super classic one with just cheese, sauce, and oregano. It’s so hard to pick just one of these pizzas, so make sure to bring friends so you can try them all.
At Barano in Brooklyn, brunch is serious business. It’s not just breakfast and lunch on the same menu, they carefully fused the two so you get your favorite breakfast and lunch foods as one perfectly blended brunch mix. Our favorite here is the Purgatorio Pizza with farm eggs, charred onions, tomato, prosciutto and fresh parmigiana reggiano.