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NYC Brunch: Two Hands Restaurant & Bar

Happy Monday everyone! I’m late to put up my post today because well I was too busy binge watching Stranger Things season 2 yesterday when I got home from brunch. I have 3 more episodes to go tonight when I get home from the office and I can’t wait! I hear there’s a big ending? I’ve been staying off Twitter and Facebook because I don’t want to spoil the ending for myself. Have you watched season 2 yet? What are your thoughts??

Anyway today’s post will be short and sweet plus I’ve teamed up with some lovely ladies to host a giveaway. Just keep reading to enter the giveaway below!

Two Hands Restaurant NYC Brunch // The Krystal Diaries

I’m always searching for a new brunch spot to go to in the city. There are so many good places to try and you can live here your whole life and never try every single spot. Last week when I was looking for a place to try, I came across Two Hands Restaurant & Bar in Tribeca. I literally searched #nycbrunch on Instagram to find a place. Tell me I’m not the only one who uses Instagram like it’s Google? With all the algorithm changes at least Insta is still good for something!



Two Hands is a cute little Australian restaurant with two locations, a cafe in Nolita and the restaurant I went to in Tribeca. They don’t take reservations so be prepared to wait. However, the wait yesterday wasn’t too long, only about 10 minutes or so, probably because it was a rainy dreary day out. Their menu is full of healthy but delicious eats like a Beet Cured Salmon Bowl, Mushroom Toast, and Smashed Avocado, I don’t trust anyone who doesn’t like avocado, joking.

Two Hands Restaurant NYC Brunch // The Krystal Diaries

As much as I love my avocado, I had to try the Smashed Peas with a poached egg on top. It was delicious and a lot more filling than I thought it would be. The poached egg added some creaminess to it and a little more flavor. Honestly, without the poached egg, it would have just been a bowl of peas and that’s not really all that exciting.

I suggest trying their almond milk matcha latte and mimosas of course! What is brunch without a mimosa or two? The matcha latte was the perfect warm pick me up after walking in the pouring rain yesterday!

Two Hands Restaurant NYC Brunch // The Krystal Diaries

It was so dark and gloomy here in the city so my pictures are kind of dark. I know blogger fail but hey it happens. Hopefully the rain lets up today and tomorrow is nicer for all the trick or treaters!

Want some more NYC recommendations? Check out my NYC Travel Guide.

How was your weekend?

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38 Comments

  • Reply The Real Couponer (@TheRealCouponer)

    And yesterday was, in many areas, a perfect day to go inside for a brunch. This one looks really good 🙂

    October 30, 2017 at 12:51 PM
    • Reply Krystal

      Hopefully next weekend gives us better weather here!

      October 31, 2017 at 2:57 PM
  • Reply meximoments

    This looks like such a fun place to have brunch! I looooove the giveaway prizes, I’m definitely going to enter!

    October 30, 2017 at 3:20 PM
    • Reply Krystal

      Good luck on the giveaway!!

      October 31, 2017 at 2:56 PM
  • Reply Joline

    I love discovering new brunch places and this looks wonderful! PS: I haven’t started with Stranger Things things yet so I am staying away from potential spoilers too!

    October 30, 2017 at 4:47 PM
    • Reply Krystal

      Haha the ending was good!! Binge watch it before any spoilers ruin it for you.

      October 31, 2017 at 2:55 PM
  • Reply Cassie Liz

    This looks like a fantastic place to visit for brunch! I dream of being back in NYC… when I am, this is on the list!

    October 30, 2017 at 6:40 PM
    • Reply Krystal

      Hopefully you can make a trip to NYC soon!

      October 31, 2017 at 2:55 PM
  • Reply jenny at dapperhouse (@dapperhouse)

    Same!! I don’t trust anyone who doesn’t love avocados either. Thanks for the giveaway!

    October 30, 2017 at 8:26 PM
    • Reply Krystal

      Good luck with the giveaway! Avocados are life haha.

      October 31, 2017 at 2:54 PM
  • Reply Leslie Nichole

    That latte looks yummy! It was rainy yesterday here in NCtoo. I hung out with a friend and we hit almost every shop downtown. She wanted to stop by Starbucks so I ordered the zombie crap, it was like a green caramel apple. I didn’t take a photo (my blogger fail) but it was raining a cold rain and we were on the go. Hah she hates when I stop to take photos, she’s not a blogger. She doesn’t understand. Mimosas, yesss!!

    October 30, 2017 at 9:16 PM
    • Reply Krystal

      Everyone definitely doesn’t understand our need to stop & take photos of everything.

      October 31, 2017 at 2:54 PM
  • Reply Life with Larissa

    We were actually talking about Stranger Things in my class today, because a lot of people watch it. I don’t, but I feel like I might need to jump on the bandwagon and see what I’m missing out on. As for brunch, I’m always down for checking out a new place! I wish I lived closer to New York because I feel like they have such variety up there. I would love to visit an Australian place, because you don’t see them too often!

    October 30, 2017 at 10:24 PM
    • Reply Krystal

      Jump on the bandwagon ASAP!

      October 31, 2017 at 2:53 PM
  • Reply Valerie

    The mimosas look amazing. I love that they put them in Marie Antionette glasses – that’s such a fun way to serve them.

    October 30, 2017 at 11:30 PM
    • Reply Krystal

      The glasses are cute! I kind of want this style for myself now!

      October 31, 2017 at 2:53 PM
  • Reply Carol Cassara

    That sounds like a nice place! It would be great to try it out the next time we’re at NYC! It’s definitely awesome.

    October 31, 2017 at 4:42 AM
    • Reply Krystal

      Hopefully next time you come to NYC the weather will be better!

      October 31, 2017 at 2:52 PM
  • Reply Brandi H

    I love using Instagram to search too! The Two Hands Restaurant & Bar looks amazing!

    October 31, 2017 at 12:13 PM
    • Reply Krystal

      Instagram is almost better than google for looking for restaurants and places to hang out!

      October 31, 2017 at 2:52 PM
  • Reply eatlivetraveldrink

    I am pretty certain I have eaten here! Does the restroom have a hot pink light in it?

    October 31, 2017 at 12:36 PM
    • Reply Krystal

      Hm I’m not sure, I didn’t go into the restrooms while I was here

      October 31, 2017 at 2:51 PM
  • Reply butfirstcoffeetheblog

    NOW I WANT BRUNCH! Is it the weekend yet?

    October 31, 2017 at 12:53 PM
    • Reply Krystal

      Haha why can’t brunch just be acceptable every day?

      October 31, 2017 at 2:50 PM
  • Reply Alix Maza

    This is so cute! We took a little road trip this weekend!

    October 31, 2017 at 1:17 PM
    • Reply Krystal

      A road trip sounds like fun!

      October 31, 2017 at 2:50 PM
  • Reply angela@marathonsandmotivation.com

    Wow! This sounds like such a great place!! I will definitely be trying this place!!

    October 31, 2017 at 2:21 PM
    • Reply Krystal

      The food was tasty here!

      October 31, 2017 at 2:58 PM
  • Reply Aitza B

    My friends love this place. It’s on pur list for me to try out the next time I’m in the city. Glad you enjoyed yourself.

    October 31, 2017 at 2:33 PM
    • Reply Krystal

      Your friend has a good reason to love it!

      October 31, 2017 at 2:58 PM
  • Reply Worldpal

    This is such a lovely feel-good post!
    I love brunch, btw. It’s the perfect combination of breakfast and lunch foods. Yum <3

    October 31, 2017 at 5:05 PM
  • Reply Debbie Savage

    I definitely want to try this place out!!! I have heard so many great things and it is on my list when I make it to NYC!

    October 31, 2017 at 6:11 PM
  • Reply Ananda Qianyu

    This looks like such a great place to have brunch! the Smashed Peas with a poached egg on top sounds so yummy!

    October 31, 2017 at 11:40 PM
  • Reply brandidcrawfordgmailcom

    I love healthy, yet delicious eats. This sounds like my kind of spot!

    November 1, 2017 at 9:49 AM
  • Reply Candy Rachelle

    It looks like a perfect place for a brunch. If ever I visit NYC. I will definitely try this restaurant and a bar. This is my kind of spot.

    November 1, 2017 at 10:12 AM
  • Reply eastcoasterlifestyle

    I love watching Stranger Things season too. I have just a couple more to go before finishing it. I cannot wait to see season 2. The Two Hands Restaurant & Bar in Tribeca looks like a great place to eat. Also, the Canon Rebel Kit + Kate Spade Giveaway Package sounds amazing.

    November 2, 2017 at 12:27 AM
  • Reply Jill Fickling-Conyers

    We haven’t gone to brunch in way too long. Now I want to! Looks like a lovely place to dine.

    November 2, 2017 at 4:31 AM
  • Reply Lexi

    That’s how I love finding brunch spots too!! I still have a few episodes of Stranger Things 2 and the suspense is crazy 😱

    This brunch looks amazing!

    November 4, 2017 at 11:46 AM
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