NYC Brunch Life: Jack's Wife Freda
It can be extremely difficult to keep up with cool restaurant openings in NYC. My trick? I look for the lineups. On Soho's edge, Jack's Wife Freda had a buzz that caught my attention. When I returned, I was able to get a table solo at this packed boite. Duo Dean and Maya Jankelowitz (ex-Balthazar) make an inventive brunch menu stemming from Israeli and South African influences. I was in a Dr. Seuss mood and had the green shakshuka - yes, green eggs, no ham. I'm a fan of their housemade juices as well. Next time: rosewater waffles.
By Natalie Taylor, AFAR Local Expert
224 Lafayette St, New York, NY 10012, USA
Sun 8:30am - 10pm
Mon, Tue 8:30am - 11pm
Wed - Sat 8:30am - 12am