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Apr 2, 2011 02:59 PM

Chelsea Market Brunch

Any suggestions for a brunch at Chelsea market with a young toddler?

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  1. Across the street, the Colicchio & Sons Tap Room serves a great brunch, reasonably priced.

    Colicchio & Sons
    85 10th Ave, New York, NY 10011

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    1. re: sgordon

      I have a hard time imagining a toddler in that place (though admittedly have only been there at night)...if you're willing to go nearby rather than in the market proper, The Park, while not the greatest food ever, is actually an excellent toddler joint - a lot of space and a lot to look at. I also love Sarabeth's, and the tables are usually pretty empty (I suspect many people don't know this location serves real food and not just baked goods). Although the food's ok and it's kid-friendly, the service at Friedman's is really abysmal so I'd steer clear of that joint, personally. 202 suffers from the same problem. (If pressed, I'd choose Friedman's bwtn those two.)

      Sarabeth's Bakery
      75 9th Ave, New York, NY 10011

      Friedman's Lunch
      75 9th Ave, New York, NY 10011

      The Park
      118 10th Avenue, New York, NY 10011

      1. re: starvomarvo

        In the market itself, I'd also suggest Sarabeth's. It's quick enough for toddlers' attention spans, and they serve food on disposable plates (which I didn't love) so you could potentially sit in the halls of the market itself if your child wanted to roam a little more

        1. re: starvomarvo

          202 has closed IIRC.

          What about Ronnybrook Milk Bar? Seems kid-friendly to me.

          Ronnybrook Milk Bar
          75 9th Ave, New York, NY 10011

          1. re: kathryn

            i love their yogurt, but haven't liked their food at all. though the dairy products are perfect for toddlers on the go (especially for dairy fiends like mine) the space is not very parent-of-toddler friendly, with all those crates and things for children to touch and mess up along the walls. i always dash in and out (or stock up at farmer's markets, where the yogurt drinks are much cheaper).

            1. re: kathryn

              I ate at Ronnybrook with my daughter recently. We both liked the food. But we thought the stools were uncomfortable.

            2. re: starvomarvo

              Very different crowd at C&S for brunch. Times I've been, there have been lots of families.

              As to 202: yep, closed. Too bad - they were my first thought, pretty good place.

              1. re: sgordon

                Very good to know re C&S, thanks! And I'm amazed I didn't notice 202 closed since I am in the Market almost daily. Have always liked the food there (esp the unsung dinner), but man was the waitstaff incompetent. Re Ronnybrook, btw, I've only tried twice but found it super overpriced for what you get and not very comfortable, as noted above.

          2. People's Pops!

            People's Pops
            75 9th Ave, New York, NY 10011

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            1. re: CldSkndNdle

              closed seasonally, and not yet back: (and not sure i'd want popsicles for brunch, though they make a great snack!)

            2. Pastis is close by and their brunch is pretty tasty as well.

              9 9th Ave, New York, NY 10014

              1. Try Bill's Bar and Burger - it's close by and very kid friendly.

                Bill's Bar & Burger
                22 9th Ave, New York, NY 10014