A Sandwich a Day: Egg, Cheese, and Bacon Breakfast Sandwich at Cheeky Sandwiches

A Sandwich a Day

A new sandwich every day.


[Photograph: Robyn Lee]

The promise of New Orleans-style sandwiches is what drew me into Cheeky's royal blue and white storefront; the promise of a Southern-style biscuit topped with a "slab-of-bacon" is what ultimately decided my meal. There are a few options as far as Cheeky's breakfast sandwiches ($6.50) go. They all start with a base of biscuit, egg, and Muenster cheese, and offer the option of bacon or smoked sandwich to round out the roll.

The biscuits were less satisfying than my Southern girl sympathies were hoping for; less light, crumbly, and flaky, and more dense, and chewy. It did taste distinctly of buttermilk, but as a fellow Serious Eater commented, "It's more like a buttermilk scone." The eggs were fluffy, soft, and slightly buttery, amply salted and very peppered. The bacon was extremely tasty, and perfectly fried to the crumbly place that I find easiest to eat on a sandwich. No ending up with a full strip of pork dangling from your mouth past your chin or gnawing at too-thick, too-chewy "slabs," no matter what the menu's wording might suggest. Overall, it's a more than solid breakfast sandwich; but if you're looking for the quintessential biscuit, this isn't quite it. Their po' boys, on the other had, are pretty phenomenal.

Cheeky Sandwiches

35 Orchard Street, New York NY 10002 (between Hester and Canal; map)

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