There are a few things you should know about me as a traveler. First of all, I love eating as much as traveling, so enjoying great food whenever I happen to be is of utmost importance for me. Second, I like sleeping. This means I usually miss breakfast and skip directly to brunch.
The problem is, not all hotels serve brunch. Of all the hotels I have visited so far, a total of zero served brunch. Maybe it is a general hotel rule or just bad luck, I don’t know, but it is a fact. That is why finding a great place that serves brunch near me is my number one concern when I travel.
Brunch is my favorite meal of the day. It is a meal that allows me to sleep until late and is fulfilling enough to keep me going for hours. Plus, I have come to a conclusion that brunch is the best way to sample at multiple local foods at the same time at lower prices!
That being said, I share a few valuable tips and tricks that have helped me to eat the best places brunch near me whenever I am.
- Use Social Media
Be straightforward when you use Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or whatever your favorite social media is, to ask the question: “What’s the best place that serves brunch near me in…?” Send out a couple of tweets or use popular hashtags for the city you are visiting to connect with local people and get recommendations.
- Explore the City
Grab your backpack and discover the best places that serve brunch nearby. Look for crowded places, lines in front of restaurants or just take the risk and follow your intuition. You might make a mistake, but you might also find a hidden gem that serves delicious food and revisit it every day of your stay!
- Make an Inquiry
The best way to discover the best places that serve brunch nearby is to talk to locals. Hotel concierges, taxi drivers, waiters, shop assistants, or random people on the street – everyone will recommend at least one great restaurant that serves brunch nearby. Make a list and see which one pops up more than once. That’s your new favorite brunch place for the following 10 days or so.
- Conduct a Research
There are numerous ways to find information online. Type “Best brunch near me” on Google or get in touch with local food bloggers. Use crowdsourced apps and websites that contain comments and personal experience by users. My favorite resource is foodplacenearme.com, where I can search for the best brunch near me by location.
I used this website when I was in Connecticut a few weeks ago. I simply clicked on the “Brunch near me” section on their website and selected my location. “Cedarhurst Café” popped up and I rushed there immediately. The place was amazing – beautiful interior, great service and, most importantly, unique food: Belgian Nutella waffles, muffins, and cream cheese bagel sandwich, all in big portions and quite reasonable prices.
Quick and easy search that results in the perfect brunch near me and leaves me with enough time to explore the city? What more could I wish for?