The Best Breakfast Sandwich in New York
Bacon, egg and cheese sandwich isn’t just a popular breakfast sandwich around the US and Canada. It’s also become a favorite quick fix, especially for people on the go. It’s made with eggs, bacon, cheese and sometimes bread, that can be buttered and then toasted. As with other sandwiches, many like to replace other types of bread or other meat products with the bacon or with other cheeses, as well. These sandwiches are also great when served with tomato sauce.
The traditional sandwich is easy to make. Simply cook the egg and cheese together, then spread a little bit of bread on top and add the egg and then a little bit of the cheese. Toast the sandwich, being careful to flip when it is done to avoid the bottom part of the sandwich from becoming undercooked. It’s a simple breakfast food that’s a favorite for both young and old alike.
In recent years, however, there have been a few culinary attempts at the classic breakfast sandwich, with new flavors and ingredients. In 2021, a New York City chef started the bacon-egg-cheese breakfast sandwich in a Manhattan deli. He began by substituting the ham for the bacon (due to federal health regulations), creating a delicious breakfast treat. In 2021, a London chef created the ‘Bacon sandwich’ to take its place under the standard egg and cheese. The London version uses smoked bacon on rye and has a very unique flavor and texture.
Both these sandwiches are available in delis around the world. However, if you want to enjoy your bacon, egg and cheese is truly a local specialty that only the locals would know about. Unlike the New York or London versions which can be found just about everywhere, some places only serve these breakfast favorites at certain times of the day or night. Many restaurants to choose to offer them whenever the demand is high, for example during school holidays or when the city has a lot of tourists. So where would you find these gems?
One of the best places in New York City to get an egg and cheese sandwich would be La Habana Restaurant, a Cuban restaurant that is located in midtown Manhattan. This gourmet dining spot is famous for its breakfast, and the bacon, egg, and cheese sandwich receive rave reviews from visitors and locals alike. La Habana specializes in Cuban dishes, and their breakfast menu boasts over forty different sandwiches. If you want to try something new, check out the daily specials which change daily.
Another delectable breakfast sandwich in New York City would have to be Tortilla Flakes, a fast food giant known for their warm, fresh, crunchy shell. On weekdays, breakfast is served all day long, but on the weekends, Tortilla Flakes only offers a lunch menu. A variation of the standard egg and cheese is offered here as well, and it’s one of the most popular places to go if you’re in the mood for a fried egg. And if you’re in the mood for something cold, try the Blue Mountain Coffee. This small coffee kiosk serves cold coffee and iced tea, and it’s located near the Times Square subway station and has a wonderful view of the Manhattan skyline.
For those who are looking for a healthier option, the Vegetarian Loaf can deliver. The vegetarian version of the traditional egg and cheese sandwich includes ham and Swiss cheese on a lightly toasted pan and is served with a raw vegetable wedge. The sandwich is served with crackers, and the pan is pre-toasted before being placed on a stovetop. Vegetarians can also choose the vegetarian version of bacon and egg, which comes with a turkey burger and Swiss cheese on a lightly toasted pan. Both are served with raw vegetables.
Of course, there are many variations of the bacon and egg breakfast sandwich that don’t necessarily call for an egg. You can always find versions that call for smoked sausage, or ham patties, or even leftover sausage and Swiss cheese on a lightly toasted bagel. In fact, you can never go wrong with the classic bread sandwich! If eggs aren’t your thing, you might try leftover pizza dough, a warm veggie tray, or mashed potatoes topped with sauerkraut.