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Move aside avocado, these days we’re all about the original brunch bread, French toast. The breakfast staple of childhood weekends past has been reimagined with globally influenced twists. Here’s where to find the best French toast in NYC, all currently available for outdoor dining and takeout.

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1. THAI DINER

Five words: Thai Tea Babka French Toast. Get it at the downtown spot from the team behind Uncle Boon’s Thai Diner. Served with condensed milk butter it’s like eating your Thai tea. Actually it’s better. Now offering outdoor dining, delivery and pick-up.

186 Mott St, Nolita; 646-559-4140 or thaidiner.com

best french toasts nyc patisserie chanson
Patisserie Chanson

2. PATISSERIE CHANSON

Bite into Northern France without leaving NYC. Using house-baked brioche, Patisserie Chanson’s Pain Perdu is served with bananas, a house-made sauce that combines caramelized brown sugar and maple syrup, lime and Espelette pepper. This complex French Toast with a bit of heat is a breakfast you won’t soon forget. Availble for outdoor dining, delivery and pick-up.

20 W 23rd St., Flatiron; 929-205-5856 or patisseriechanson.com

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Archer & Goat

3. ARCHER & GOAT

Gather your quarantine pod for a dreamy brunch in a charming historic brownstone. Archer & Goat owners Jenifar Chowdhury and Alex Guzman pay homage to their South Asian and Latin American heritages throughout the menu including their Lemon French Toast served with lemon-maple syrup, dates, pistachios and rosewater whipped cream. Available for patio dining and takeout.

187 Malcolm X Blvd., West Harlem; 917-261-6602 or archerandgoat.com

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4. THE SMITH

Always bustling, American Brasserie The Smith dishes up a classic French toast with a dose of nostalgia at all of its NYC locations. Snag a table and tuck in for vanilla bean French toast with maple butter and caramelized bananas. Open for patio seating, delivery and pick-up.

Multiple locations; thesmithrestaurant.com

5. SOCARRAT

Travel to the Spanish Riveria, via Midtown. Socarrat dishes up Torrija the Spanish version of French Toast popular throughout Spain. Think caramelized French toast served with strawberries, bananas, Nutella and caramel sauce. Open for outdoor dining and delivery.

Multiple locations; socarratnyc.com

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