How’s your brunch going?
EC: Street Meet: Meatpacking District, Manhattan

Every weekend, as hordes of hungry diners wait in line for brunch, Extra Crispy will hit the pavement, visiting a neighborhood’s most popular spots and talking to people who love the meal as much as we do. For this installment of Street Meet, Extra Crispy went to Manhattan’s Meatpacking District.

Julie, 23, Anna, 23, and Julia, 22, at Bubby’s High Line

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Extra Crispy: Hey, do you want to talk about breakfast?
Julie: Ha, this stuff only happens in New York. Gotta love it.

Why’d you choose to eat at Bubby’s today?
Julia: Anna really wanted to try it and we like brunch, so here we are.

How long is your wait?
Julia: 35 minutes, or so.

And what are you planning on ordering?
Julia: Eggs and lox, because I love lox. I just love a good Jewish deli-style breakfast.
Julie: If they have avocado toast, I’ll have that. Maybe pancakes if I’m feeling frisky.

Did you just workout?
Julie: Yea, we just came from boxing. It was my first time.

What did you do last night?
Julia: We [points at Julie] went to a pregame.
Julie: Then I went to another friend’s party, then to a bar.
Anna: I saw Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates.

What’d you think?
Anna: It was literally hysterical. I was dying of laughter.

What’d you eat after a one-night stand?
Julia: Bagels.
Anna: Peanut butter and jelly.
Julie: I usually leave to go to workout class, and then I have coffee.

Kim Hall, 48, at Le Pain Quotidien

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Extra Crispy: What are you ordering for breakfast this morning?
Kim Hall: I actually had a homemade smoothie—almond milk, skim milk, espresso, banana, peanut butter.

Why Le Pain this morning?
I actually live down the street and I’m going to the dog run, so I got a ham and Gruyère sandwich.

Avocado toast: in your opinion, overrated or underrated?
Underrated. I love avocado toast.

Is it one of your favorites?
It’s definitely up there. Le Pain’s is the best.

Loyal customer, I see.
Yup, I’m here all the time. [Laughs]

Axel Ramos, Hong La, 24, and Tim O’Brien, 24, at The Standard Grill

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Extra Crispy: Why The Standard Grill?
Alex Ramos: Great question.
Hong La: First of all, I picked it. He hates it [points at O’Brien].

Are you all from New York?
La: I’m not, that’s why I picked it.
Tim O'Brien: We live here [points to Ramos], the girls don’t. We’re all friends from college.

Which college did you guys go to?
O'Brien: Northeastern.

What are you excited to try today?
Ramos: Eggs Benedict.
O'Brien: Generally, I am very skeptical of food in the Meatpacking District. If you don’t live here, then this is where you eat.

What do you think of waiting in line for breakfast?
O'Brien: We actually lucked out. We only have a five-minute wait.
Ramos: That’s only because I asked for a table.
O'Brien: Yea, if you’re demanding you can generally cut the line.

What did you do last night?
Ramos: What didn’t we do last night?

And what do you eat after morning sex?
La: Pretzel.
O'Brien: Coffee.
Ramos: I pass out immediately after.

Jon Kol, 26, and Isabella Allegro, 25, at Le Pain Quotidien

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Extra Crispy: Do you live in the area?
Jon Kol: No, we’re actually visiting from San Francisco.

What brings you to NYC?
Kol: I’m working here for two months.
Isabella Allegro: And I’m just tagging along because, you know, why not.

Why Le Pain?
Allegro: We were just walking and I said I want something cold to drink.

Are you two a big fan of OJ in the morning?
Allegro: I love coffee.

How do you take your coffee?
Allegro: Usually, with just a little bit of milk. Or, I’ll have a latte.
Kol: I drink water. I gave up coffee because I’m quitting smoking and I’m used to having coffee with cigarettes.

What do you eat after sex?
Allegro: Anything.
Kol: Everything.
Allegro: I like eggs for breakfast.
Kol: Eggs, scrambled.
Allegro: Over easy.

Nick Garo, 24, Patricia Manent, 23, Alexander Constantin, 24, Carter Walsh, Nina Liu, 24, and Brittany Lo, 24, at Bubby’s High Line

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Extra Crispy: What brings you to Bubby’s today?
Brittany Lo: I’ve been wanting to try the pancakes.

What is everyone else excited to try?
Alexander Constantin: The burger.
Carter Welsh: Burger.
Patricia Manent: A burger.
Nina Liu: And the pies!

How long is your wait?
Liu: When we came here, they said 25 minutes and they gave away our table by accident, so it’s almost been an hour.
Lo: Inside there’s no wait, but we wanted outdoors.

What are your thoughts on waiting so long to be seated?
Constantin: I think Brittany should have made a reservation.
Lo: They don’t take reservations. I just really want to try the pancakes.

Jessica Hodin, 30, at Le Pain Quotidien

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Extra Crispy: Are you having breakfast?
Jessica Hodin: I am. I got the avocado toast on gluten-free bread.

That sounds great. Why Le Pain?
Honestly, because they have a stand outside, so I can order food with my dog without getting in trouble.

Where are you and your pup headed after this?
We just came from the dog park. He was playing in the sprinklers, so he’s all wet.

What did you do last night?
Last night I went to Output in Williamsburg.

So, are you hungover?
No, actually my friend Djed at 10 so we partied pretty early and I was home by 1, so I’m feeling pretty good.

And what’s the best hangover cure?
I think the greasier the better. I always go for eggs.

How do you like them done?
Scrambled eggs with cheese, and maybe some bacon. With a green juice or water. Lots and lots of water.

Yun-Sook Shin, 30, and Tina Kim, 30, at Bubby’s High Line

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Extra Crispy: Why Bubby’s?
Tina Kim: You picked. You answer.
Yun-Sook Shin: I just came back to New York for the first time in six years for a three-month stay. We’re getting together with my old school friends.

Where’d you go to school?
Shin: Parsons.

And where are you from?
Shin: Korea.
Kim: I’m from New York.

How many friends are joining you two?
Shin: I don’t know. I think it’s six of us.

How long did they say it’d be before you’re seated?
Kim: Over an hour.

What’s your go-to breakfast?
Shin: Cereal.
Kim: Cereal, or yogurt.

Which cereal?
Shin: Anything that’s organic.
Kim: I actually had a bowl of Honey Bunches of Oats before coming here.
Shin: I had an oven-baked sweet potato.