National Hot Breakfast Month is here! This February, grab a great breakfast, brunch or a perfect coffee at some of these great spots! This month, we feature some of our favorite places around the world or across the street, courtesy of our Wander writers. Be sure to follow along for more Hot Breakfast Month articles here on Wander throughout February.

My first choice for Hot Breakfast Month is Hash Kitchen, an Arizona favorite. In Arizona, the winters are delightful—cool, brisk mornings that make the icy chill of the rest of the country seem far away.

Hash Kitchen’s Craveable Brunch

One of my favorite spots for a hot breakfast is Hash Kitchen—with two locations in Scottsdale plus Arcadia and Chandler locations coming soon. I’m a huge brunch fan, so Hash is perfect. Okay, the fact that it has Arizona’s largest Bloody Mary bar doesn’t hurt. And insanely amazing mimosas—who doesn’t want to start the day with a flight of mimosas?

The Hash Kitchen

The Hash Kitchen Bloody Mary. Photo courtesy Debby Wolvos.

But the menu is filled with treats that are what I like to call “craveable”. The Benedict fries. Get them to share and then don’t. Fries topped with smoked ham, peppered bacon, roasted jalapeño, perfectly poached eggs and a light creamy hollandaise that would make any French chef proud. It’s that good. As much as you want to eat it all, though, save room. Because they specialize in hashes.

Hash is the Word

Every hash comes tossed with crispy potatoes, topped with eggs and served with a fluffy buttermilk biscuit, just like my grandma used to make. Which says a lot—I was born in the South. You can go Southwest and order the carnitas hash with braised pork, cotija, and green chili sauce. Or, opt for Italian hash with charred sausage, peppers, and onions. I usually go with herb fried chicken hash served with a warm maple reduction. These are amazing and you won’t be hungry the rest of the day.

Brunch offerings at The Hash Kitchen

Brunch offerings at The Hash Kitchen. Photo courtesy Debby Wolvos

The French toast, waffles, fritattas—it is all amazing. I loved everything I tried. And I tried a lot.

Oh, but there’s one more must eat at Hash Kitchen. Don’t leave without sampling the cannoli donuts. These little fried-to-order sweets are covered in cinnamon sugar and have a dollop of cannoli cream at the center. Yeah, they’re that good. You’ll want to make Hash Kitchen a habit. Visit www.hashkitchen.com for locations.

Remember, February is Hot Breakfast Month, so take advantage of these 28 days and make every single one of them count. Be sure to check out Wander for some of our favorite breakfast locations as you wander around the world or across the street.

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