Citymeals on Wheels Joins Forces with Brooklyn’s Top Brunch Spots

 

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Slings and arrows have been consistently catapulted at brunch over the years—decrying the portmanteau of a meal as an excuse for eateries to phone it in with various themes on eggs benedict, and as an asylum for noxious crowds of hair of the dog-seeking celebrants. So if you tend to regard the late-morning feast as an obligatory one-off on Mother’s Day, consider an extended exception for “Brooklyn Brunches,” an initiative launched by Citymeals on Wheels to help feed the homebound elderly.

While the NYC nonprofit delivers more than two million meals annually to residents in all five boroughs, Brooklyn happens to be home to its highest number of recipients. Which is why, in an attempt to raise both awareness and funds, Citymeals has teamed up with local restaurants like Colonie, Llama Inn, and Hot House, who’ll donate a portion of sales from designated menu items during the entire month of May.

100% of proceeds from “Brooklyn Brunches” will go directly towards the preparation and distribution of meals for the city’s frail and aged. So make your peace with stuffed french toast and from-concentrate mimosas (for the next few weekends at least) because thanks to the following large-hearted establishments, there’s never been a more compelling incentive to fully embrace brunch.

Colonie
Brunch: Saturday – Sunday 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Will donate $1 for every Monkey Bread dish sold.
127 Atlantic Ave., Brooklyn Heights

Hot House 
Brunch: Saturday 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.; Sunday 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Will donate $1 for every Corn Pancake dish sold and will have a line on their receipts to allow diners to make an additional donation.
415 Tompkins Ave., Bed Stuy

Jack The Horse Tavern
Brunch: Sunday 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Will donate $1 for every Eggs Orleans dish sold and will donate all proceeds from Grilled Cheese with Bacon, Smoked Gouda & Arugula; a dish created especially for “Brooklyn Brunches”)
66 Hicks St., Brooklyn Heights

Llama Inn
Brunch: Saturday and Sunday 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Will donate $1 for every Beef Tenderloin Stirfry dish sold.
50 Withers St., Williamsburg

Marietta
Brunch: Saturday 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.; Sunday 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Will donate $1 for every Cast Iron Rice dish sold and will have a line on their receipts to allow diners to make an additional donation.
285 Grand Ave., Clinton Hill  

Miranda
Brunch: Saturday – Sunday 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Supporting Citymeals with a line on their receipts allowing diners to make a donation.
80 Berry St., Williamsburg

Peaches
Brunch: Saturday 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.; Sunday 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Will donate $1 for every Jim Cade Breakfast dish sold and will have a line on their receipts to allow diners to make an additional donation.
393 Lewis Ave., Stuyvesant Heights

Speedy Romeo
Brunch: Saturday – Sunday 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Will donate $4.50 for every Baked Egg and Frittata dish sold.
376 Classon Ave., Clinton Hill

For more information, visit citymeals.org
Photo of the hot chicken at Peaches by Jane Bruce

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