As a slightly native New Yorker, I still find myself being pleasantly surprised by this city I’ve called home for the past seven years. Throughout high school and now college, New York has been my best friend and frenemy — sometimes she’s the best (constantly being surrounded by diverse, beautiful, passionate human beings) and sometimes she’s the absolute worst (this summer heat and humidity have got to go). However, there are things in place that help me beat the heat, and remind me why I love to call New York home.
I partnered with Uber to reveal how I show up to brunch without looking like a sweaty mess. When it’s a cool 100 degrees outside I can often handle the depths of the subway, but nope, not today.
Listen, I love the subway as much as the next girl, but this summer it has been far too fickle for my liking and thankfully, Uber has had my back. I ordered the uberX and it arrived in under three minutes (talk about efficiency). Not only was my car nice and a million degrees cooler than it was outside, my Uber driver was one of the kindest people I’ve met in awhile.
I was running a little late to meet my friends, Mandy and Allegra, so I shared my ETA with them to ensure they knew when I was finally getting to our weekly brunch at Sadelle’s (we just want to be the modern day Sex and the City, obviously). Sharing your ETA with friends can be scary, because you can’t lie about being five minutes away, when truthfully you just left your humble abode. But nonetheless, I shared my precious ETA, and my friends were in the loop with my whereabouts at all times.
Growing up in a half-Jewish household has fully affected my choice of brunch spots. There’s nothing like a bialy with tuna salad on a Sunday morning with your Pops and the news in the background, but Sadelle’s takes my childhood memories to a whole new (classier) level. The interior is exquisitely decorated, the atmosphere has an upscale Jewish Deli vibe to it, and the sun pours through the skylight shining down on my oh-so-beautiful bagel. It’s truly a religious experience.
Sadelle’s has a way of taking the food of my childhood and making it fancy, while still keeping the integrity of classic Jewish food. And I know I didn’t go with your classic lox and cream cheese, but I ate to-die-for eggs and potatoes, so please forgive me. And don’t worry I, of course, had one of their magical and delicious bagels. I suggest ordering the everything bagel, it really is one of the best bagels in New York.
And just like that, my favorite part of the week comes to a close. There really is nothing like sitting down for a beautiful meal with your friends and reminiscing on the times you’ve shared, and Uber makes it easy for me to arrive in style.
Location: 463 W Broadway, New York, NY 10012
Written by Sydney Lehmann
Photography via Daniela Spector
This post was sponsored by Uber