Eat Like a Local in Staten Island: Featuring Project Brunch

Written by Foodie Rooney's and Published by Carol Hoang
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Are you curious about what Staten Island’s Project Brunch is about? Or are you looking for new Staten Island food to try? Learn from local food influencers, Foodie Rooney’s, the husband and wife bloggers behind @foodie_rooneys. 

Project Brunch is somewhere that we go frequently and one of our favorite brunch restaurants. For this entry, let’s stick to the sweeter side of brunch and cover some of their signature drinks and sweet treats.

Support Local Restaurants like Project Brunch

Before we dive in to this amazing place there’s something I want to discuss first. We are in a very difficult time in the world, due to COVID-19. Many states have not been able to open restaurants for indoor dining. Project Brunch is located in a borough of New York City so they fall in that category. So many restaurants are now having a hard time due to matters that are out of their control. If you want to help get them through these hard times head over to

Local Must Try: Project Brunch Signature Shakes

If you decided on Project Brunch, no meal is complete without having one of their signature drinks. Different kind of candy themed shakes or frozen hot chocolates that look almost as good as they taste. My wife is the expert on these shakes so I went to her for a description and she did not fail me. “It’s heaven in a mason jar” and I couldn’t agree more.

You can get most of these drinks hot or cold, either way, you cannot go wrong.  If the drinks itself were not enough, the theme of the drink shows its form on top as a treat. Cosmic brownie shake? Enjoy a brownie with it. Carnival shake? Enjoy some cotton candy on top. The list can go on and on and they all hit it out of the park.

Weekly Specials or Standard Menu – It’s a Win-Win

The hard thing about project brunch is everything on the menu sounds amazing, but then they throw two specials at you that also sound just as amazing but these specials do not stay long, lasting only the week. I would say choose wisely but I can’t express enough; any choice you make will be a wise one.

Project Brunch Must Try: Reese’s Pancakes

The first special that I remember us getting were Reese’s pancakes. It was peanut butter and chocolate bliss. Each bite would take you on a ride of sweetness that you never want to get off. The pancakes are light and fluffy where it absorbs some of the peanut butter and chocolate to make each bite even more exquisite. If this special makes it back into the rotation I highly recommend it.

Project Brunch Must Try: Cinnabun Panckakes

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To follow up with some more pancakes we have the cinnabun pancakes. The only way this can be described is to have you think of the best pancakes you ever had, got it? Good. Now think of your favorite cinnabun you have had. Put them together into one magical bite and that’s what you have here. No other words are needed to describe this.

Project Brunch Must Try: Waffle Ice Cream Sandwich

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Finally, we come to their take on the classic ice cream sandwich. Most ice cream sandwiches are cookies with ice cream in the middle but not here. We have a waffle sandwich. Like the pancakes, the waffle is also ultra light and fluffy and just perfectly made. The waffle makes the perfect host in encasing the chocolate and vanilla ice cream that this sandwich has to offer. Sprinkles? Not good enough how about some M&M’s. This massive treat can satisfy even those with the largest of sweet tooths.

These are just some highlights of the sweet side of brunch. There are many more options available and we are yet to find something we do not love. If sweet is not the way you want to go for brunch, don’t worry. I mentioned this was to talk about the sweeter side of brunch so I will just leave you with a picture of the savory side. Like the sweets, there is no wrong choice.

For more on food be sure to check us out on Instagram, Foodie_Rooneys. Our food adventure has still only just begun. Happy eating!

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