This soft egg and and sausage sandwich is just the thing for breakfast—which at Veselka can be ordered 24 hours.
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You are looking at half of the Breakfast Sandwich ($7) at Il Buco Alimentari & Vineria, and trust us, this half is enough to be breakfast on its own.
For only a few dollars more than the standard egg and cheese, you'll get tender egg, creamy ricotta, and a crust of gruyere shellacked to the bread like one giant cheesy crisp.
What is it about breakfast sandwiches? Whether they feature melted cheese or a runny yolk, they're almost always oozing with warm and gooey yellow deliciousness. In our continued celebration of National Sandwich Month, here are 17 of our favorite breakfast sandwiches, each so good you'll be looking forward to your alarm going off in the morning.
I have a complicated relationship with Bklyn Larder in that I love basically everything they make, bake, or stock, but can't make a habit out of buying $9-pint ice cream or $29/lb cheeses. So it's a very pleasant surprise that their new breakfast menu is gently priced. What's not surprising: that it's all excellent.
I love me a good breakfast sandwich—especially when it's a block from my place. The ham and gruyere breakfast sandwich ($12) at 606 R&D in Prospect Heights is priced as you'd expect on a brunch menu, rather than a breakfast one, but it's available seven days a week.
A hunt for scrapple led to me to Egg, the famed breakfast joint in Williamsburg that serves breakfast all day. The scrapple was appropriately porky and creamy, but what really got my attention was their chorizo and egg sandwich.
In the realm of not-surprising-developments, a spot serving sandwiches on waffles opening in Williamsburg. I mean, sweet and savory options? Hangover-curing potential? Uh huh, I think you're gonna like it here, Waffle and Wolf.
Disclaimer: any attempt at scratching the childhood-born itch of the breakfast sandwich has this writer predisposed to positive degustation, and the Toby's Estate scrambled egg on a roll ($7.50) proves to be no exception to the rule.
Boerum Hill's standby for Mexican standards, Fast and Fresh Burrito Deli is not quite in the same league as the taquerias of Sunset Park, but it's nothing to scoff at if you need a serviceable torta or a pair of tacos in a pinch. The deli's breakfast tortas ($3.50 each, $4 after 11:00 a.m.) make for an particularly good meal on the go, offering a few options for mixing and matching.
When we first tried City Sandwich in Hell's Kitchen, we loved their crisp, sandwich-perfect crusty bread (from a Portuguese bakery in New Jersey), the unusual sausages they often use, and the general construction of their sandwiches: stuffed full but never overstuffed.
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!
There's one model of great egg sandwiches, not unlike one model of a great hamburger, that has totally melted cheese (there's nothing wrong with American), soft, fluffy eggs (if they're scrambled), and a squishy bun that's soft enough so nothing spills out when you bite it. That's what you get with the "Tiger Paws" at Shopsin's ($8, +$4 with bacon): three mini egg-sandwiches, served in a row slider-style.
Somewhat messy, given how the croissant shatters, this is best eaten right on the spot at one of the outside tables. Next time, I'll also be adding cheese. (If you're going to do it, might as well go all the way.)
It's a little bready, but it's also the rare breakfast sandwich that tastes as good two hours later as it does straight out of the case—a rare commuter-friendly egg sandwich to remember.
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.
The Farm on Adderley makes a vegetarian eggplant-egg sandwich that we're crazy about, but (no surprise) the bacon-laden version is just as good.
While "Sam's Green Eggs and Ham" ($7) may be a somewhat precious name, it's nonetheless a mighty good sandwich.
If you can pass up the siren song of butternut-squash bacon oatmeal at The Farm on Adderley, we'd highly recommend you go for the Egg Sandwich ($6), vegetarian-style.