First Watch features holiday menu with Barbacoa Breakfast Burrito, Cinnamon Chip Pancake Breakfast

Gingerbread Spice Donuts, Pork Green Chile Hash also unveiled

First Watch released a new holiday season menu led by the Barbacoa Breakfast Burrito and Cinnamon Chip Pancake Breakfast. The daytime concept also added Gingerbread Spice Donuts, Pork Green Chile Hash, and Cranberry Crush juice, bolstering the seasonal menu.

For the Barbacoa Breakfast Burrito, savory braised beef Barbacoa is combined with scrambled cage-free eggs, seasoned potatoes, seasoned black beans, Cheddar and Monterey Jack. These are all wrapped in a grilled whole wheat tortilla, covered with red chile hollandaise and topped with lime crema, housemade pico de gallo, fresh smashed avocado, and garnished with Cotija cheese and cilantro.

The Cinnamon Chip Pancake Breakfast, returning this holiday season, includes two cage-free eggs, cooked any style, with a cinnamon chip pancake and guests’ choice of hardwood smoked bacon or all-natural chicken, pork or turkey sausage.

First Watch also introduced Gingerbread Spice Donuts. These warm cake donut holes come tossed with gingerbread spice and lightly dusted with powdered cinnamon sugar. Restaurants serve the Gingerbread Spice Donuts with salted caramel toffee sauce and crème anglaise.


Also on the menu, Pork Green Chile Hash features hand-shredded pork shoulder tossed with freshly seasoned potatoes, Monterey Jack, fire-roasted green chile sauce and lime crema. The hash is topped with two cage-free eggs cooked any style, with house-pickled red onions and cilantro. The dish is paired with warm wheat-corn tortillas and hand-cut lime.

“The holiday season is known for spending quality time with family and friends while treating others—and ourselves—to hearty, flavorful meals, and that’s what we’re going for with our newest menu here at First Watch,” said Shane Schaibly, SVP of culinary strategy for First Watch. “Sugar and spice prove to be a combination our customers just cannot live without during this time of year, so we’ve brought the charred delight of fire-roasted chiles alongside sweet confections like gingerbread, allspice and cinnamon. From a taste of the Southwest to a sip of tart cranberries and sweet Fuji apples in our new Cranberry Crush fresh juice, there’s truly no shortage of reasons to come together and unwrap the flavorful gifts of the season at your neighborhood First Watch.”


Featured from the juice bar, Cranberry Crush combines cranberry, Fuji apple, lemon, cane sugar and cinnamon.

First Watch will make its holiday menu items available until January 1, 2023.

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