Though delicious, NYC's best known brunch spots are likely to be mobbed. Instead of fighting the crowds, try out one of the city's new brunch options, which we're outlining below.

HUMBOLDT & JACKSON With a new chef, Matt Reed, on board, this East Williamsburg staple is launching a brand new brunch starting October 1st. Reed's menu offers up some twists on the traditional brunch plates, like Mama's Meatball Benedict ($14) with a poached egg and both Sunday gravy and basil hollandaise and a Pork Roll, Egg & Cheese ($12) with spicy ketchup. The school cafeteria favorite gets revamped as the Sloppy Joseph ($13) made from pork and beef in a tomato sauce with beer cheese and fried onions, and if you're craving sweets, there's an Americana nod in the Warm Apple Pie Waffle ($13) with baked apples and pecans. 434 Humboldt Street, (718) 349-3355;

HOUSEMAN In Hudson Square, Houseman recently began a brand new seasonal brunch that offers something for both virtue and vice. Their "spa" section of the menu includes things like Morning Broth ($6) and a virgin green juice ($10) and there are salads like one with avocado, egg, feta, furikaka and spicy croutons ($17). On the other end of the brunch spectrum, there's The Big Nasty ($27), a greasy and salty breakfast-type special that changes each week between dishes like duck stir fry topped with a fried egg or sliced tongue, bone marrow and scrambled eggs. The restaurant's excellent burger is also on offer. 508 Greenwich Street, (212) 641-0654;

FLORA BAR Located inside the Met Breuer, the Met's offshoot for contemporary art, this spot is perfect for a light bite pre- or post-a look around the collection. The brunch menu offers seafood like raw oysters, snow crab with yuzu kosho mayonnaise and tuna tartare with sunflower and hijiki. More simple dishes include an egg and cheese sandwich with tomato chutney ($19) and shakshuka with rye flatbread ($21). On the lunch side, munch on lamb ribs with yogurt and mojo verde ($22) and a wagyu burger with pepper marmalade ($22). 945 Madison Avenue, (646) 558-5383;


LALITO Head to Chinatown for a Mexican-inspired brunch from chef Gerardo Gonzalez. All Day Breakfast Tacos ($12) in chilaquiles or chorizo and egg combos come served on homemade flour tortillas; Coconut Grits are topped with chimichurri, pickled red onion, hot sauce, watercress and a choice of braised pork ($15) or seasonal vegetables ($13); and the French Toast ($12) is made with ube bread pudding with persimmon, black sesame seed and yogurt. 104 Bayard Street, (646) 998-3408;

ROTISSERIE GEORGETTE It's only available on Sundays, but brunch at this Upper East Side rotisserie chicken spot promises all types of poultry. There's pre-chicken (aka egg) dishes like Les Blancs ($16), an egg white omelet with sauteed spinach and Les Suisses ($18), two sunny side up eggs with rösti potatoes and thick cut Vermont bacon. Fully formed birds include the classic Poulet Rôti ($29) seasoned with herbs and garlic and served with fries or atop a salad ($27) with a poached egg in mustard vinaigrette. Bottomless cocktails ($25 for 90 minutes) include a prosecco, St. Germain, orange and grapefruit number called La Petillante or a Bloody Mary garnished with a skewered shrimp. 14 East 60th Street, (212) 390-8060;

NORMAN Up in Greenpoint, this Nordic-inspired all-day cafe would like to introduce more rye bread and harvarti cheese into your Sunday diet. Danish rye bread is topped with fresh cheese and rose hip jam ($6), their Grilled Cheese ($9) comes stuffed with Cabbot Cheddar, Ascutney Mountain and Havarti cheeses with green apple, and the Dry-Aged Burger ($14) comes with 1841 Havarti with carrot ketchup and bacon. 29 Norman Avenue, (347) 966-2092;

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PRESS SHOP If ingesting a two-pound burrito sounds like how you want to start your weekend days then allow this NoHo sandwich shop to service your needs. The cafe recently introduced the Breakfast Burrito ($9) to its brunch menu, a gigantic pressed creation that looks like a nap-inducer. Inside the tortilla: house-made home fries, scrambled eggs, house-made pico de gallo, Nueske's bacon, cheddar cheese and chipotle mayo. Don't say we didn't warn you when your eyes get droopy. 74 Bleecker Street, (646) 707-0264;

AIR'S CHAMPAGNE PARLOR Get a little bubbly and some breakfasty food with new Sunday brunch options added to this Greenwich Village champagne bar. In addition to the regular menu, snag a Croque Madame made with house-made brioche bread or Champagne Cured Gravlax served on a Black Seed Bagel with scallion cream cheese, red onions and capers. A seasonal quiche rounds out the breakfast-type options, but you can also order the Royal caviar sandwich with a glass of champagne for $35. 127 Macdougal Street, (212) 420-4777;

CASA PUBLICA This new Williamsburg Mexican spot also has a new brunch service weekends. Who wouldn't want to start the day with Queso Fundido ($15) with scrambled eggs and either rajas or chorizo/potato? Or Enchiladas ($15) stuffed with mushroom, swiss chard, quesillo, epazote and cotija cheese with a sunny side up egg? Their brunch menu also includes wake up drinks like the Good Morning Sunshine (pineapple infused tequila, aperol, fresh orange juice) and Oh, Hey Mary (black pepper infused tequila, or reyka vodka, bloody mix), both $13. 94 Union Avenue, (718) 388-3555;

Breakfast Roti​ at Miss Lily's

MISS LILY'S Skip over to SoHo for a Jamaican brunch that includes a $35 prix fixe with unlimited cocktails should you so choose. Opt for dishes like Coconut Pancakes with berries and maple syrup or Jamaican Rancheros with sunny side up eggs, plantain chips, stewed peas and a ranchero sauce and you'll get two hours of bottomless bellinis or Hotstepper (a soju-based bloody mary with scotch bonnet pepper) cocktails. A la carte dishes include Breakfast Roti ($14) filled with scrambled eggs, cheddar and jerk pork sausage, and Avocado and Ackee Toast ($14) topped with an egg. 132 West Houston Street, (212) 812-1482;

AUNT JAKE'S Pasta should be a staple on more brunch menus, like it is at this newly-opened Greenwich Village Italian spot. Stop by weekends for Tagliatelle Carbonara tossed with egg yolks, pancetta and peas or a more traditional brunch offering like the BEC (bacon, egg, cheese) with taleggio cheese. The Green Slide cocktail with fresh-pressed green juice, Reyka Vodka and lemon serves as a good antidote to the carb onslaught. 47 West 8th Street, (212) 253-9333;

HOLE IN THE WALL A casual Aussie spot in the FiDi, Hole in the Wall revamped their fall brunch menu to includes dishes like the Autumn Green Bowl with charred broccoli, pearl barley, roasted sweet potato purée and toasted seeds ($14) and a Breakfast Focaccia with scrambled eggs, bacon, avocado, house made relish and Sriracha ($11). Wash it all down with the very autumnal-sounding Mum’s Apple Pie cocktail ($12), made with Vanilla Vodka, Fireball Whiskey, orange apple juice, and cinnamon. 15 Cliff Street, (212) 602-9991;