X
X

Enter to win a hair treatment from Moroccanoil!

*By entering to win, you agree to receive future emails from Moroccanoil and SheFinds.

Style

The Biggest Ripoff At Brunch--What Is It?

October 12, 2016 by Justine Schwartz
shefinds | Style

Brunch is one of those beloved weekend traditions that you just can’t quit–even though it hardly makes sense to pay $14 for eggs and to totally ruin your Saturday productivity by getting bombed on Bloody Marys at 1pm, it’s so fun so you keep doing it! I was a total sucker for brunch in my twenties and went faithfully every weekend with friends. I would even wait in line for hours for things like bottomless mimosas! It was definitely a part of my regular routine.

READ MORE: The One Mistake You’re Making When Leaving A Tip At A Restaurant

Now that I’m in my thirties I don’t get a chance to do it as much, and when I do I can’t believe how much it costs! It’s seriously such a ripoff–and the biggest ripoff of all is the simple menu items like breakfast specials and omelets. Think about it: breakfast ingredients–eggs, potatoes, sausage, bacon, bread–are extremely inexpensive to purchase at the grocery store. You can get a dozen eggs for $2 or a package of bacon for $3, so to spend $12 to have them assembled on your plate is absurd. And upscale brunch places will charge even MORE for taking those simple breakfast ingredients and making them in to a “chef’s special.”

READ MORE: The One Mistake You’re Making When Ordering Water At A Restaurant

Another caveat when it comes to brunch is that restaurants use leftover ingredients from the previous night’s dinner service to cook the brunch menu items. Like, did you know restaurants use the leftover table butter to make the hollandaise sauce for eggs benedicts? Gross!

READ MORE: The One Thing You Should Never Do When Ordering Sushi

Lastly, appetizers like guacamole are a huge ripoff at any restaurant–not just brunch. You can buy an avocado for about a buck (sometimes less) at the grocery store, but restaurants charge $12+ to mix it up with simple vegetables and ingredients for you. If you’re dining out, resist the urge to order guacamole and order a satisfying entree with the same ingredients instead.

[Photo: Egg Canvas]

From Our Partners

Learn more about RevenueStripe...

From Our Partners

Learn more about RevenueStripe...

Fashion

These Flats Look Super Expensive—But Only Cost $25 At Target!

August 15, 2018 by Jessica Harrington
We'll take every pair!

Style

SheFinds The Best: These Are The Best Lace Bralettes

August 14, 2018 by Jeanine Edwards
Buy them all!

Fashion

The Super Affordable Shoes Everyone Will Be Wearing This Fall

August 14, 2018 by Jessica Harrington
Who's ready for fall?

Fashion

We Found The Most Flattering Nordstrom Dresses For Under $30

August 14, 2018 by Jessica Harrington
We want them all!

Fashion

4 J.Crew Shopping Tricks That Will Change Your Life & Save You Money!

August 13, 2018 by Lisa Fogarty
These are too good!

Fashion

The Unexpected Pants Trend That’s Going To Be Everywhere This Fall

August 13, 2018 by Jessica Harrington
We're loving it!

Celebrity

The Super Flattering Top Celebrities Swear By Because It Goes With Everything

August 13, 2018 by Jessica Harrington
It's so easy to wear!

Fashion

The 'Ugly' Denim Trend That’s Going To Be EVERYWHERE This Fall

August 12, 2018 by Emily Belfiore
There's no way this is real!

Fashion

This New Denim Trend Is SO Unexpected But They’re Selling Out Everywhere

August 11, 2018 by Jessica Harrington
They're super flattering!

Fashion

This $10 Nordstrom Rack Deal Is So Good--Don’t Miss It!

August 10, 2018 by Jessica Harrington
It's currently 85% off!

Fashion

The Only Accessory You Need To Look *Instantly* Cooler

August 9, 2018 by Emily Belfiore
It's a serious game-changer!

Celebrity

The Super Flattering Leggings Celebrities Swear By For Under $25

August 9, 2018 by Jessica Harrington
We want a pair!

Fashion

This Top Looks Super Expensive—But It Only Costs $7 At T.J.Maxx!

August 8, 2018 by Emily Belfiore
*Adds to cart*

Fashion

These Shoes Look Super Expensive—But Cost Less Than $27 At Target!

August 8, 2018 by Jessica Harrington
*Adds to cart*
LOAD MORE
+
LOAD MORE POSTS