A Sandwich A Day: Avocado, Egg, and Kale Sandwich from Juice Masters

A Sandwich a Day

A new sandwich every day.

In this great city of ours, one could eat a different sandwich every day of the year—so that's what we'll do. Here's A Sandwich a Day, our daily look at sandwiches around New York. Got a sandwich we should check out? Let us know. —The Mgmt.


[Photo: Carey Jones]

Good sandwiches can come from strange places. I'd never think to duck into Fifth Avenue smoothie shop Juice Masters in Park Slope, but saw a sandwich board while walking down the street: Avocado, Egg, Cheese, Kale, and Bacon Breakfast Sandwich: $6.50. Hey, I liked all those things!

I watched as the man behind the counter made this all on a George Foreman-style little griddle: first, cooking the turkey bacon; then salting and lightly oiling a big pile of kale, which got pressed onto the griddle too. An egg joined, and then a slice of American cheese, while a multi-grain (and gluten-free) roll was toasted and buttered, before tomato and avocado were sliced up and layered on top.

Still with me? While it took awhile to assemble, and while I would never opt for a gluten-free roll when there are regular ones in the world, this sandwich was kind of delightful. Sure, I could do without the pink tomato, and even without the turkey bacon, though it was tasty and browned up well. But the fusion of cooked egg, well-salted kale, and American cheese, all fusing with the soft avocado, was unexpected and tasty. Given that it's a special (and given the 15 minutes it took to make) I'm not saying to run over to Juice Masters... but I am saying that kale on a breakfast sandwich is an excellent thing.

Juice Masters

77 Fifth Avenue, Brooklyn NY 11217 (map)

About the author: Carey Jones is the Editor of Serious Eats New York and co-editor of Serious Eats: Sweets. Follow her on Twitter (@careyjones).

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