It’s normally one of the biggest Sunday brunch days of the year, but this Mother’s Day will be a little different. Fortunately, select San Diego restaurants are working to keep the tradition alive during the pandemic, with special, take-out brunches prepared special for this day. Whether you can actually spend a leisurely morning with mom this year, or you can only wave to her from six feet away, these San Diego brunch favorites offer a way to celebrate our favorite mothers.

Cocina 35

Last year’s Brunch in the Park winner Cocina 35 is a fan favorite for its “the best chilaquiles in town,” and on mother’s day this year it offers a $50 chilaquiles tray giving you everything you need to recreate their famous chilaquiles at home, including tortilla strips, eggs, carnitas, cochinita pibil, avocado, many kinds of salsa, and five drinks!

Fort Oak

The Trust restaurant group is putting all its Mother’s Day eggs in one basket, offering mother’s day takeout brunch out of its Mission Hills restaurant, Fort Oak. Mother’s day brunch orders are designed for parties of two, four, or six, and include assorted fresh pastries from Trust’s Cardellino bakery, and an optional $50 bottle of Louis Roederer champagne. Lavish brunch entrees run $90 for two and up to $250 for six, including baked French toast, seared ahi salad, shrimp cocktail, and slow roasted prime rib!

Ranch 45

Solana Beach restaurant Ranch 45 offers a multitude of mother’s day specials, including a Mother’s Day meal kit that empowers dad and kids easily create a brunch masterpiece at home. For curbside pick-up or delivery, both Saturday and Sunday, ready-made options start with a $75 rib roast for four, with potatoes, veggies, and salad. Other choices include strawberry crepes for four ($40), quiches for two ($25), and a build your own breakfast burrito bar for six. Burritos and crepes are available as meal kits, as are salmon benedicts, with minimal cooking required to present mom with warm crepes and fresh eggs. Add-ons include select wine bottles and a cold pressed mimosa kit.

Et Voilà! French Bistro

Et Voilà! French Bistro in North Park would normally prove an ideal brunch spot for worldly and sophisticated mothers, but this year offers a pair of magnifique take-home mther’s day brunches. First, an $80 family box serves up to four people with helpings of a melon and feta salad, roasted bone-in pork loin, ratatouille, potatoes au gratin, and strawberry tarts. Or, you can go fancy with a $40 per person three course mother’s day brunch that includes alternative main courses of cannelloni stuffed with either vegetables or lobster and snow crab. Whichever your choice, don’t forget take-out orders may now include alcohol, so you can select bottles from Et Voila’s fantastic wine list, including dozens of French and California vintages, including sparkling rose and several d’origine champagnes.

You & Yours Distilling Co.

An urban distillery best known for exceptional cocktails and made in house gins, You & Yours Distilling Co. offers something a little different for your mother’s day brunch: a spring afternoon tea special. At $55 for two or $110 for four, these special packages include afternoon tea favorites, including finger sandwiches, cured salmon wraps, scones, cookies, and cakes. The clincher here isn’t tea, but tea cocktails: blends of bergamont, rooibos, or green teas mixed with You & Yours vodka or gin. Each bottle serves 4-5 for $35 apiece.

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