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Willmott’s Ghost in South Lake Union has a selection of mimosa and spritz kits.
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Where to Order New Year’s Day Brunch in Seattle

Takeout breakfast sandwiches, vegan fare, mimosa kits, and more

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Willmott’s Ghost in South Lake Union has a selection of mimosa and spritz kits.
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After such a trying year, it’s understandable that one would want an excellent meal to start out 2021 right. While many restaurants are closed for the holiday, there are still several great options around town offering hearty takeout meals with comfort dishes galore. From fancier tasting menus to all-day diners, here are some menus to check out while toasting to hopefully brighter days ahead.

All places offer takeout, some delivery, and a few have limited outdoor seating, with services noted. This should not be taken as endorsement for dining in, as there are still safety concerns: for updated information on local coronavirus cases, please visit the official King County’s COVID page. Studies indicate that there is a lower exposure risk when outdoors, but the level of risk involved with patio dining is contingent on restaurants following strict social distancing and other safety guidelines.

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The Herbfarm

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The iconic Woodinville farm-to-table restaurant is serving up a ready-to-eat New Year’s Day feast for two, including items such as an egg and sage quiche, Dungeness crab and caviar parfait, and a chocolate and hazelnut babka. There are also fancy mimosas to-go, made with an Oregon cranberry and Douglas fir-infused mixer.

El Parche Colombiano

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Northgate’s Columbian restaurant has a brunch and breakfast menu available for pickup and delivery on New Year’s Day via DoorDash, Uber Eats, and GrubHub. Dishes to consider include the hearty bandeja paisa (with grilled skirt steak, rice, beans, chorizo, sweet plantains, and an egg) and El Parche’s outstanding empanadas.

The Fat Hen

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This small neighborhood cafe in Ballard is known for its simple food, lovingly crafted, with the likes of housemade granola with yogurt, toasts, pastries, and breakfast sandwiches on English muffins. Open until 2 p.m. on New Year’s Day.

Porkchop & Co.

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This Ballard diner sources from local farms for its rotating comfort food menu, along with some stellar bagels. Some of the more substantial plates include breakfast burritos, fried chicken, and pork belly hash, and there are mimosa kits to go. Delivery available through Caviar and Doordash.

Cafe Flora

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Madison Valley’s longtime vegan-friendly restaurant is emphasizing mostly pantry offerings for New Year’s Day, including black-eyed pea fritters, smoky mushroom collard greens, heat-at-home cinnamon rolls, and cranberry ginger scones. There are also a few to-go cocktails on offer, including eggnog and a bloody mary infused with jalapeño and cucumber.

Tilikum Place Cafe

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This classic European-influenced brunch spot near the Space Needle has one definitive star: the Dutch baby pancake, whose cast iron-baked goodness has earned fame, far and wide. After a short holiday break, it will reopen for to-go orders just before New Year’s, with daily menus posted on Instagram.

Willmott's Ghost

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Chef Renee Erickson’s restaurant at the Amazon Spheres has a take-home New Year’s Day brunch for two, featuring Wilderness Farm ham and tonnato, burrata, cured salmon frittata, and an olive oil cake with creme fraiche for dessert. Add-ons (but not afterthoughts) include mimosas and Aperol spritz kits.

Lost Lake Cafe & Lounge

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This Capitol Hill classic has a robust menu of pancakes, breakfast sandwiches, huevos rancheros, French toast, and salads, all available for preordering and pickup (delivery via Uber Eats and GrubHub). For those who really want to celebrate 2021, there are mimosa kits and even some jello shot packs.

Cafe Pettirosso

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This Capitol Hill brunch destination will be open on New Year’s Day for takeout and limited outdoor dining. The menu focuses on hearty comfort dishes, such as duck confit hash, a vadouvan coconut curry tofu scramble, and biscuits with vegan mushroom gravy. There are also a few daytime drinks, including the “bartender’s breakfast” (Fernet, amaretto, coffee, and cream).

Fat's Chicken and Waffles

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This restaurant in the heart of the Central District is known for wonderfully decadent dishes such as honey butter chicken biscuit sandwiches, pimento BLTs, and the restaurant’s namesake breakfast meal, with sausage and eggs. It will be open on New Year’s Day for takeout and delivery through Doordash.

Feed the People and Wa Na Wari

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Pop-up chef and activist Tarik Abdullah is partnering with the nonprofit arts space Wa Na Wari on a Southern-influenced New Year’s Day vegan feast. Items include Black-eyed peas, greens, and cornbread, available for pickup at Coyote Central on East Cherry Street.

Harry's Beach House

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Though its brunch is usually only a Saturday and Sunday thing, the West Seattle branch of the longtime Seattle favorite is making an exception for New Year’s Day. Dishes include heirloom polenta with braised greens and egg whites, fried chicken sandwiches, and smoked salmon frittatas, available for takeout or limited outdoor dining on the patio.

Geraldine's Counter Restaurant

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This Columbia City classic is famous for its French toast, which is available now for preorders and curbside pickup (there’s a nearby street plaza with some seating for those who want to hang out in the neighborhood). The diner also has some brunch cocktails to go, and a chicken fried steak with pork sausage gravy to soak up the booze. Open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. New Year’s Day.

The Herbfarm

The iconic Woodinville farm-to-table restaurant is serving up a ready-to-eat New Year’s Day feast for two, including items such as an egg and sage quiche, Dungeness crab and caviar parfait, and a chocolate and hazelnut babka. There are also fancy mimosas to-go, made with an Oregon cranberry and Douglas fir-infused mixer.

El Parche Colombiano

Northgate’s Columbian restaurant has a brunch and breakfast menu available for pickup and delivery on New Year’s Day via DoorDash, Uber Eats, and GrubHub. Dishes to consider include the hearty bandeja paisa (with grilled skirt steak, rice, beans, chorizo, sweet plantains, and an egg) and El Parche’s outstanding empanadas.

The Fat Hen

This small neighborhood cafe in Ballard is known for its simple food, lovingly crafted, with the likes of housemade granola with yogurt, toasts, pastries, and breakfast sandwiches on English muffins. Open until 2 p.m. on New Year’s Day.

Porkchop & Co.

This Ballard diner sources from local farms for its rotating comfort food menu, along with some stellar bagels. Some of the more substantial plates include breakfast burritos, fried chicken, and pork belly hash, and there are mimosa kits to go. Delivery available through Caviar and Doordash.

Cafe Flora

Madison Valley’s longtime vegan-friendly restaurant is emphasizing mostly pantry offerings for New Year’s Day, including black-eyed pea fritters, smoky mushroom collard greens, heat-at-home cinnamon rolls, and cranberry ginger scones. There are also a few to-go cocktails on offer, including eggnog and a bloody mary infused with jalapeño and cucumber.

Tilikum Place Cafe

This classic European-influenced brunch spot near the Space Needle has one definitive star: the Dutch baby pancake, whose cast iron-baked goodness has earned fame, far and wide. After a short holiday break, it will reopen for to-go orders just before New Year’s, with daily menus posted on Instagram.

Willmott's Ghost

Chef Renee Erickson’s restaurant at the Amazon Spheres has a take-home New Year’s Day brunch for two, featuring Wilderness Farm ham and tonnato, burrata, cured salmon frittata, and an olive oil cake with creme fraiche for dessert. Add-ons (but not afterthoughts) include mimosas and Aperol spritz kits.

Lost Lake Cafe & Lounge

This Capitol Hill classic has a robust menu of pancakes, breakfast sandwiches, huevos rancheros, French toast, and salads, all available for preordering and pickup (delivery via Uber Eats and GrubHub). For those who really want to celebrate 2021, there are mimosa kits and even some jello shot packs.

Cafe Pettirosso

This Capitol Hill brunch destination will be open on New Year’s Day for takeout and limited outdoor dining. The menu focuses on hearty comfort dishes, such as duck confit hash, a vadouvan coconut curry tofu scramble, and biscuits with vegan mushroom gravy. There are also a few daytime drinks, including the “bartender’s breakfast” (Fernet, amaretto, coffee, and cream).

Fat's Chicken and Waffles

This restaurant in the heart of the Central District is known for wonderfully decadent dishes such as honey butter chicken biscuit sandwiches, pimento BLTs, and the restaurant’s namesake breakfast meal, with sausage and eggs. It will be open on New Year’s Day for takeout and delivery through Doordash.

Feed the People and Wa Na Wari

Pop-up chef and activist Tarik Abdullah is partnering with the nonprofit arts space Wa Na Wari on a Southern-influenced New Year’s Day vegan feast. Items include Black-eyed peas, greens, and cornbread, available for pickup at Coyote Central on East Cherry Street.

Harry's Beach House

Though its brunch is usually only a Saturday and Sunday thing, the West Seattle branch of the longtime Seattle favorite is making an exception for New Year’s Day. Dishes include heirloom polenta with braised greens and egg whites, fried chicken sandwiches, and smoked salmon frittatas, available for takeout or limited outdoor dining on the patio.

Geraldine's Counter Restaurant

This Columbia City classic is famous for its French toast, which is available now for preorders and curbside pickup (there’s a nearby street plaza with some seating for those who want to hang out in the neighborhood). The diner also has some brunch cocktails to go, and a chicken fried steak with pork sausage gravy to soak up the booze. Open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. New Year’s Day.

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