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.
The rich, mustardy egg salad tops a leaf of raw kale and a thick piece of crusty bread, with kale pesto on top and breadcrumbs for crunch. A little sprinkle of chile flakes adds heat. Nothing too complicated, but certainly more interesting than most egg salads out there.
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.
Egg sandwiches tend to be breakfast fare, but I'd be happy eating the Soppressata and Egg ($7) at Beecher's Handmade Cheese any time of day.
"We should really be eating more Hong Kong-style diner sandwiches," Robyn Lee emailed me yesterday; and so this morning, we ran out to try nine of them. (It set us back $20.)
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.
Of the sandwiches we've tried at Better Being Underground, this refreshing number has been our favorite.
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.
While "Sam's Green Eggs and Ham" ($7) may be a somewhat precious name, it's nonetheless a mighty good sandwich.
Served at both lunch and brunch, Lani Kai's Egg Sandwich ($9) is a simple, no-fuss classic done well.
If there's one thing Iris Cafe's Rachel Graville knows her way around, it's a boiled egg on bread. So when it was announced she'd be curating the upscale student lunch program for the new Joe Cafe at Columbia University, this was good news to all uptown stomachs.
The egg sandwich ($7.50) at Juventino (formerly Get Fresh Market & Table) in Park Slope is deceptively simple-looking.
Crispy bacon, bubbly melted farmhouse cheddar, soft-scrambled eggs, a flaky, buttery biscuit; the breakfast sandwich ($11.50) at Clinton Street Baking Company gets all the basics right, but it's made even better by a tangy homemade tomato jam.
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There are some mornings—fine, noons, but noons that feel like mornings—when all you want is something like the Curious George ($6.50) from Johny's Luncheonette on West 25th: three eggs, bacon and ham, French fries, and cheese on a hero roll.
A cheddar-ham biscuit with a soft-boiled egg: how could this be bad? No big surprises, it's pretty perfect and available all day at Iris Cafe in Brooklyn Heights, which opened a couple months ago on a sleepy brownstone block....