May 03, 2021
Your mom deserves it all, but sometimes it can be hard to figure out what exactly to get her for the holiday.
If you're struggling with showing how much you care (or forgot Mother's Day is this Sunday), don't stress. We have some options from local restaurants that are both thoughtful and delicious. Everyone loves a treat, and moms are no exception.
Give mom a sweet brunch treat by picking up from Michael Solomonov's K'Far. The café is selling trays of white chocolate-raspberry rugelach for $15 to celebrate the holiday. Orders can be placed online. You may want to grab some bagel sandwiches and coffee, too, or go all in on dessert for breakfast with more pastries.
Grab a bottle of bubbly and take mom to one of the Sabrina's Café locations. The South Philly location closed, but the other four are up and running. For Mother's Day, the popular breakfast spot if offering a twist on its stuffed challah French toast with wild blueberry preserves, cinnamon and honey for $12.59.
If you'd rather not go out, you can try making the French toast at home for mom. Sabrina's shared their recipe, courtesy of Raquel DeAbreu, co-owner.
1 loaf challah bread
½ cup orange juice
Zest of one lemon
1 pint heavy cream
4 tbsp boysenberry syrup
3 tbsp vanilla extract
1 cup Wild Blueberry Perseveres
½ cup white sugar
1 cup blueberries
2 tbsp cinnamon
Drizzle of honey
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray 9 x 12 Pyrex baking dish. Cube the challah into 1 1/2 inch cubes, then place into a large mixing bowl. Beat eggs. Add orange juice, lemon zest, heavy cream, boysenberry syrup, vanilla and sugar, then mix well. Add mixture to the cubed challah. Add half of the blueberries and the preserves. Mix well but carefully, so as not to break up the mixture. Add the cinnamon. Place the mixture into the sprayed Pyrex and add the remaining blueberries, then drizzle the honey. Bake uncovered for 35 to 45 minutes. Cool and serve with fresh whipped cream and garnish with blueberries. (Can also use the same recipe with any fruit bread, such as peach, cinnamon raisin or apple.)
If mom loves the outdoors, she'll enjoy spending the holiday at the PHS Pop-Up Garden at South Street. To celebrate Mother's Day, the hangout filled with pink, purple and orange plants and flowers will offer $8 glasses of rosé, alongside new menu items such as Mexican shrimp cocktail, lemony artichoke and herb hummus and the Nashville hot chicken wrap.
If you have a larger group who wants to celebrate Mother's Day together outdoors, you can now book private spaces at the garden by filling out a request form online.
The King of Prussia restaurant is offering moms a rock 'n' roll-themed brunch with menu items like the Jon Bun Jovi, Chak Shuka Khan and The Boss, plus complimentary roses. Guests also can build their own "momosa" flight of four brunch cocktails.
Brunch will be served from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Reservations are recommended and can be made online or by calling the restaurant at (484) 690-4150.
There's a chocolate chip cookie pie with a pint of Weckerly’s vanilla bean ice cream for $30. Lil Pop Shop and Weckerly's recently teamed up. There's also a double lemon pie and a jumble berry crumble pie for $30 each.
The deadline to pre-order by is Thursday at 5 p.m. to guarantee pickup at their shop on either Saturday or Sunday.