Every Saturday and Sunday morning, thousands of New Yorkers flood the streets, dressed in everything from their Sunday-best to their favorite workout gear, all in search of one thing: the perfect vegan brunch. The ideal time to relax and get in the right mindset for the day ahead, no one can resist the power of a luxurious brunch.
Regardless of whether you’re hoping for a quick brunch on the go, a long picnic, or something in between, you’ll find something useful in our easy guide detailing how to plan a vegan brunch!
At Coletta, we take pride in helping new and veteran vegans alike live their best cruelty-free lives, all without sacrificing their favorite foods. Check out our menu for more on how delicious a fulfilling vegan lifestyle can be!
Planning a Vegan Brunch
Being vegan doesn’t mean giving up bonding time with your friends or your old brunch time favorite meals. With a few easy tips and tricks, you’ll never feel left out from another gathering again!
Look for Easy Substitutions
The first step when planning a vegan brunch should be to anticipate what flavors people are most likely to crave, then fulfill those with easy vegan substitutions.
Gone are the days when the only meat replacements were frozen soy patties! In today’s market, an outstanding number of products available to choose from make it easy to switch from one meat-based ingredient to an even more delicious cruelty-free option.
Are you worried about missing out on bacon? Diners at Coletta adore the salty, crispy “prosciutto” we include in many of our traditional Italian dishes. Hoping for a creamy sauce over your eggs? Look for options like cashew cream instead, which have all the consistency and none of the dairy.
Balance Salty Flavors with Sweet
The perfect vegan brunch doesn’t just involve salty, savory goodness; it also includes lighter options for those hoping to satisfy a sweet tooth.
In addition to including the classic breakfast-diner meals, make sure you have sweeter dining options as well: fluffy dairy-free pancakes, dark chocolate chips, and plant-based whipped cream.
Brunch doesn’t have to follow any specific rules. Who says you can’t have your cake and eat it too?
Keep the Drink Options Flowing
For some diners, brunch isn’t complete without a glass of something sparkling and alcoholic. For those following a healthier lifestyle, brunch means cool glasses of orange juice or iced green tea. Still others come to brunch looking forward to a busy day ahead; you’re more likely to find them reaching for the espresso than the seltzer.
No matter what frame of mind you and your guests are in, be sure that everyone is pleased with a wide variety of beverage options. At Coletta, we keep all our guests happy with a wide selection of drinks to choose from, including:
- Homemade strawberry lemon mint soda
- Toasted green or black tea
- Drip coffee
- Still or sparkling water
- Signature cocktails
The power isn’t just in the beverage; it’s in the choice! The key to making sure everyone leaves brunch fully satisfied lies in giving guests the option to choose what works best for them. Make sure that, whatever you serve, you leave your guests the freedom to choose.
Don’t Forget the Presentation
Let’s be honest. Brunch isn’t just about the food; it’s about the simple pleasure that comes with taking a moment out of an otherwise busy life. Brunch represents our chance to take advantage of an in-between moment, a time that might otherwise be filled with mindless work. Enhance that pleasure with an organized, immaculate presentation.
While any food can be made beautiful, it’s an especially easy task with vegan food. The bright colors, unique stylings, and appeal of a plant-based lifestyle make it a breeze to present your dishes in an eye-pleasing way.
By making sure your food is as pretty as it is tasty, you allow your guests to make the most of this relaxing moment within their day.
Brunching At Coletta
For your next brunch, lunch, or in-between time, choose Coletta! Our professionally trained chefs specialize in the art of cruelty-free cooking, bringing world-inspired flavor right here at home in North Gramercy, NYC. At Coletta, you can rest assured that every bite is vegan, kosher, and completely original.
Enjoy a meal in our stunning new space, designed by Studio RB with soft, vintage details intended to soothe and inspire. Don’t feel like fighting the crowds? Enjoy your meal to-go with easy pickup and delivery options. Our mouthwatering menu is new and ever-expanding. Keep an eye on Coletta as we tackle exciting new bar and brunch options!