Memorial Day Weekend in NYC

- - Adam Kidan

Though it’s nice to escape the hustle and bustle of New York City for weekend getaways, staying in the city during long weekends has its benefits. Memorial Day weekend is notorious for eating great food and spending time with friends and family. Luckily, if you’re in NYC, there are plenty of places that are offering discounts on meals. Here are a few suggestions derived from

Many people like to share family picnics on Memorial Day weekend, and you can too in the big apple. Miss Lily’s 7A in the East Village is offering a Takeaway picnic box. According to, the picnic box is, “full of flavorful finger foods like jerk wings and crispy goat for wrapping in rot with all the toppings included for $112 bucks for 3-4 people,” (Memorial Day Weekend Food Roundup). Just make sure you order at least half an hour before you want to pick up the food.

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Another restaurant who is offering takeout packages this weekend is The Camlin, a French-inspired spot in Williamsburg. Ploughman’s Lunch is their takeout box that includes cheese, charcuterie, deviled eggs, house-made pickles, and Amy’s bread for just $13. Even better? Make the trip to Williamsburg and you can enjoy your Ploughman’s Lunch right by the peaceful Williamsburg waterfront.

Next is a Hell’s Kitchen mexican favorite, El Original. This weekend El Original will be serving an extremely detailed brunch menu. You can choose from nine different Breakfast Tacos, Huevos Rancheros, Chilaquiles, and Avocado Tostadas. Another mexican restaurant serving a hearty brunch to try this weekend is Mexicue’s over on 5th Ave. Mexicue’s brunch menu will include Cornbread French Toast, Grits, Pulled Pork, an enticing Mexican Scramble, and of course, Breakfast Tacos.

If you’re looking for a bottomless brunch spot, Rocco’s Tacos & Tequila Bar in Downtown Brooklyn is the place to go. You can get unlimited drinks for around $12 if you order an entree. Rocco’s also offers one of their most well-known dishes, Benedict Azteca, which includes a delicious chipotle crema.

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If you’re looking for a large, filling, spectacular meal to enjoy this weekend with your friends or family, head out to Birds & Bubbles, a Lower East Side favorite – they are throwing a Low Country Boil on Monday, and they’re going all out. There will be seafood, sausage, slaw, and everything southern-bayou inspired. For $95, you can enjoy an entire table filled with this food, plus three glasses of champagne.

For more information on which restaurants to check out this Memorial Day weekend, check out Gothamist’s article here.

Adam Kidan