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Tired of Omelets? Try a Foie Gras Doughnut in Brooklyn

By Nikhita Venugopal | July 25, 2014 7:34am | Updated on July 25, 2014 4:16pm
 Forget scrambled eggs for brunch this weekend. Here are a few brunch eateries that are leaving egg out of their dishes.
Eggless Brunches in Brooklyn
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BROOKLYN — The egg has long been the star of New York City brunches.

Whether they're scrambled or sunny side up, eggs are what eateries tend to lean on for weekend dishes — along with typical options like pancakes, French toast and granola.

But for diners tired of egg-based menus, DNAinfo has rounded up a list of brunch spots and their popular dishes that defy the norm.

Shrimp and Grits at Peaches in Bedford-Stuyvesant
Location: 393 Lewis Ave. at MacDonough Street
Price: $16
Weekend Brunch Hours: Sat: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sun: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

This contemporary Southern food restaurant in Bed-Stuy has its own special shrimp and grits that's served with mushrooms, white wine and scallions. An employee at the restaurant also recommended the Peaches Shrimp Po’Boy for $14. Ask the server for grilled instead of fried shrimp if you don't want the egg-based batter.


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Crepes at Kristophe in Williamsburg
Location: 221 North 4th St. near Metropolitan Avenue
Prices: $8 to $12
Weekend Hours: Saturday 11 a.m. to midnight, Sunday 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.

If you’re looking for an alternative to typical French toast and pancakes that most egg-filled brunches serve, Kristophe whips up its own savory and sweet crepes made with gluten-free flour.

Foie Gras Doughnut at Do or Dine in Bed-Stuy
Location: 1108 Bedford Ave. between Quincy Street and Lexington Avenue
Price: $11
Weekend Hours: 12 to 1 a.m.

Bed-Stuy's Do or Dine, co-owned by Next Food Network Star winner Justin Warner, serves a foie gras doughnut that contains jelly and foie gras. The restaurant also serves a $14 French Fry Bi Bim Bap made with sweet potato fries — just be sure to ask them to avoid the fried egg garnish, an employee at the eatery said. 

Shelsky's Smoked Salmon Mazemen at Dassara in Cobble Hill
Location: 271 Smith St. at Degraw Street
Price: $7 to $13
Weekend Hours: Sat: 11 to 12 a.m. Sun: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Dassara's menu offers an array of ramen dishes for brunch as well as a pork belly sandwich on caramelized, house-made Japanese milk bread. Many of the restaurant’s dishes come with a poached egg on the side, but chefs will happily toss it aside and serve you the dish egg-free.

The Burger Menu at Hope & Anchor in Red Hook
Location: 347 Van Brunt St. at Wolcott Street.
Prices: $7 to $10
Weekend hours: Saturday: 9 a.m. to 1 a.m. Sunday: 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.

This Red Hook restaurant has a solid burger menu with a few vegetarian and non-beef options as well, like duck, salmon and lamb. Burgers are served with fries and mixed greens.

Thalis or Kal Dosa at Dosa Royale
Location: 316 Court St. between Sackett and Degraw Streets
Prices: Thalis - $17 to $19, Kal Dosa: $11
Weekend Brunch Hours: 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Dosa Royale's brunch-time fluffy dosa is stuffed with ground lamb, chilis, green peas and ginger. The south Indian restaurant also serves a vegetarian and non-vegetarian Thali with multiple dishes like rice, sambar, vegetables, papad, rasam, yogurt, pickle and a dessert. Thalis are available from Friday to Sunday.