Peels is the latest and greatest brunch spot in the East Village. Same owners as Freemans, these people know what they are doing. They are serving up some heavy, yet yummy grub. We went the first time on a weekend brunch and sat at the communal table (the upstairs wasn't open yet) and although it was a bit of a wait and brunch was eaten on free-standing stools it was still good. The upstairs is now open and much more comfortable. They have both booths and proper tables upstairs. The food is yummy. We tried a variety of stuff, from fried eggs with pulled pork and cornbread, poached eggs over succotash, pancakes and their version of a monte cristo! Their bacon is ridiculously delicious and their biscuits are excellent. They even have a build-your-own-biscuit program! My kind of place!
325 Bowery (Corner of 2nd St.)
New York, NY