Mother’s Day isn’t just an excuse to shower your mom with food and gifts, but it’s also not not about showering your mom with food and gifts. And as one of the best brunch-related holidays of the year, it’s important to make sure everything from mimosas to hearty stacks of pancakes are covered on Sunday. But don’t panic if Mother’s Day has snuck up on you this year, because all these restaurants are still offering brunch specials and takeout options you can reserve in time for the weekend. From pastel-colored bagels to a hip-hop brunch complete with a lineup of female DJs, here are the best last-minute options for celebrating Mother’s Day in 2021.
For even more Mother’s Day gift ideas, check out this guide.
Edy’s Grocer is a Lebanese deli, but you don’t have to be low on hummus or muhammara to love this Greenpoint spot. You’ll find a bunch of different Middle Eastern and Polish comfort foods here, like kale pesto grilled cheese, potato leek soup, pierogi, and shakshuka. But for Mother’s Day, focus on the gift boxes. They include things like dried flower bouquets, dark chocolate-covered almonds, and a mini recipe book written by the shop’s owner. Orders can be placed online ahead of time, but you can also just stop by the shop anytime this week and grab one.
Adá Supper Club
This rotating dinner series features three-course meals from Black and female chefs focusing on foods of the African diaspora. And for Mother’s Day, Ada Supper Club is offering a meal prepared by Chefs Adé Carrena & Samantha Kotey of The Kayayo Collective for a West African feast involving things like grilled pork with spice custard, papaya and mango salad, and more. The dinner is available for delivery all across NYC, or you can pick up your Mother’s Day meal in Harlem this weekend. For more information on reserving your meal, head to their website.
If you’re planning to keep things casual for Mother’s Day this year, grab some pastel-colored bagels and a mimosa kit from Baz. Typically, a pink, blue, and turquoise bagel situation wouldn’t be our first recommendation, but these are from one of the best bagel spots in the city — plus they ship nationwide through Goldbelly, so you can still surprise your mom by sending her a bagel bundle even if she lives in Nampa, Idaho.
Not all moms want flowers and a card for Mother’s Day. Some would prefer a hip-hop brunch with a lineup of female DJs and unlimited mimosas. If that sounds like the person you’ve been told to call “mother,” head to Beatstro in South Bronx this Sunday for their special bottomless brunch that costs $25 per person. To get one of the last few reservations, or to learn more about the talented group of DJs performing this weekend, head to their Instagram.