After reading lots of positive reviews about Goblin Market, I decided we should check it out. Chris and I have been meaning to go there for brunch, but there are so many places in NYC we still have to try! Norma’s is on the top of our list (Metrodad recommended it), but we figured we’d try Goblin Market since I wanted to show Josh around the Soho area. I was a bit surprised when we arrived on Sunday – it was COMPLETELY EMPTY! How is that possible?! Josh was a little shocked, but I figured it would be better because we’d get better service.
Josh ordered lemon ricotta buttermilk pancakes with Vermont syrup and fresh berries:
They were absolutely delicious! There’s a place that I used to go to when I was in high school/college called Aunt Sonya’s (they tore it down to build a Hilton Hotel), but they used to have the best lemon buttermilk pancakes – freshly made in small batches served with a little butter and syrup. Goblin Market’s were moist, fluffy, and had the great tangy zip from the lemon.
I ordered sourdough French toast with fresh fruit and apple butter:
WOW. The French toast was absolutely DELICIOUS! What a great idea – to use a thicker bread so it can soak up the egg but keep its shape and taste. The French toast was really chewy (in a good way, of course) and the fresh fruit and apple butter were great! There was even yellow watermelon, which is a milder/less sweet watermelon, but it was a great palate cleanser.
Chris ordered a grass-fed Angus cheeseburger:
It was a solid burger (although no Goodburger or Shake Shack burger) and the fries were good as well.
Goblin Market is a cute restaurant tucked in Soho and I think they recently changed chefs, but the brunch menu is great and it’s a place I’d put on my short lists of places to go for a nice weekend brunch.