of the Most Epic Breakfast Sandwiches in America
There’s nothing like a good breakfast sandwich.
Whether from a fast food chain, the corner bodega, or your favorite local eatery, a well-constructed breakfast sammie is a reliable morning go-to that we can’t live without.
From classic BECs to creative, over-the-top concoctions, the Foodgōd team is bringing you the best between the bun from restaurants across the country. Here are 15 of America’s most tempting, deliciously satisfying break’wiches that are sure to rock your morning.
High Street on Hudson; New York City
At High Street on Hudson, chef Eli Kulp’s breakfast hit layers a malted breakfast sausage patty, soft-scrambled farm eggs, aged cheddar, and spicy special sauce on a flavorful, freshly made sage-black pepper biscuit. Stick to yo’ ribs goodness right here.
Eggslut; Multiple locations
You can’t go wrong with any of the b’fast sandwiches from Eggslut, the egg-centric sensation that’s taking the country—and social media—by storm. The Fairfax stuffs fluffy soft scrambled eggs flecked with chives, cheddar cheese, and caramelized onions into a warm brioche bun smeared with sriracha mayo. Adding avocado and bacon is a no-brainer.
Big Nasty Biscuit
Hominy Grill; Charleston, SC
Charleston’s Hominy Grill doles out super-comforting, low-country dishes using high-quality local ingredients. The move here? Get messy with the Big Nasty Biscuit: crispy fried chicken and cheddar cheese smothered in Southern-style sausage gravy in a fresh buttery biscuit.
Sausage, Egg N’ Cheese
Shake Shack; multiple locations
When burger giant Shake Shack debuted a breakfast menu at select locations last year, people legitimately freaked out. Their morning offerings showcase the high-quality ingredients and soft potato buns that Shack fans have come to know and love, like this perfect ’wich with a griddled cage-free egg, all-natural pork sausage, and American cheese. Or you can swap the sausage for applewood smoked bacon. #shacksohard
The American Grilled Cheese Kitchen; San Francisco, CA
This San Fran spot turns everyone’s love of grilled cheese into an all-day affair with a menu of artisanal, cheesy sandos featuring a slew of fillings. The Breakfast Piglet layers sharp cheddar, artisan cured ham, egg, apple-mustard, and aromatic rosemary butter on crispy, grilled bread.
Chicken & Waffle Sandwich
Root & Bone; New York City
Alphabet City’s Root & Bone brings a true taste of the south to the Big Apple. This colossal sandwich features the restaurant’s famous sweet tea-brined fried chicken, pickled green tomato, watercress, and bourbon-maple syrup stuffed between two cheddar cheese waffles. It’s all sorts of finger lickin’ good.
Sausage, Egg & Pimento Cheese Biscuit
Callie’s Little Hot Biscuit; Charleston, SC
People line up for the award-winning, handmade biscuits and savory sandwiches at Callie’s. Stuffing peppery sausage, fluffy eggs, and fiery pimento cheese between a hot, buttery biscuit, this menu standout is distinctly Southern in the best way possible, ya’ll.
Meat Cheese Bread; Portland, OR
This popular Portland shop uses slices of fresh maple-currant bread pudding to hold together its rich breakfast sandwich, which is filled with crisped homemade sausage, gooey melted chipotle-cheddar cheese, and fennel shavings to balance the richness. Bread pudding as sandwich bread!? We’re on board.
G by Mike Isabella; Washington, DC
Former Top Chef-testant Mike Isabella opened this eponymous spot which serves traditional Italian eats by night and standout “Breakfast of Champions” sammies by day. In the AM, it’s all about the Jersey Mac, an elevated play on an Egg McMuffin with housemade Taylor ham, muenster cheese, and an over-easy duck egg on a duck fat English muffin. We’re lovin’ it.
Big Bad Breakfast; Oxford, MS
Okay, this is technically an open-faced sandwich—and requires a knife and fork—but this (big) bad boy made the cut because of its awesomeness. Described as “a hangover’s worst enemy,” the Pylon consists of a griddle-fried hot dog with chili, coleslaw, cheddar, mustard, chopped pickles, onion, jalapeño peppers, and crackers—all piled onto a huge Belgian waffle.
Pork Shoulder Sandwich
Jam; Chicago, IL
Chef Jeff Mauro’s Jam is one of the Windy City’s essential brunch spots. The Logan Square eatery is famous for flavorful AM offerings like this tender pork shoulder sandwich with an over easy egg, ricotta salata, and sweet plum preserves that’s served up with roasted fingerlings.
Fried Egg & Dungeness Crab Sandwich
Seatown Seabar; Seattle, WA
Tucked into Seattle’s famed Pike Place Market is a seafood-raw bar spot that’s nationally recognized for, of all things, a fried egg sandwich. A buttered roll is spread with avocado and locally-made cheese, then piled high with lump Dungeness crab. And you can add crispy bacon to up the ante (is that really a question?).
French Toast Breakfast Sandwich
Eagle Rock Brewery Public House; Los Angeles
At this family-owned brewery-eatery in LA, order the French toast breakfast sandwich to soak up all the craft beer. The sweet-and-savory standout features thick-cut sourdough French toast dusted with powdered sugar, along with a fried free-range egg, a Nueske’s bacon patty, extra sharp cheddar cheese, and side of rich maple syrup for that necessary #foodpourn shot.
Pancetta, Egg & Avocado Sandwich
Estela; New York City
Estela serves a stellar, high-end version of a breakfast sandwich. Chef Ignacio Mattos uses famed French bakery Bien Cuit’s trebirke (a heavily poppy-seeded pastry filled with almond cream) as the bread, which is split and topped with crisp pancetta, mashed avocado, and a sunny side up egg.
Chorizo, Egg & Cheese
Noble Sandwich Co.; Austin, TX
Noble Sandwich Co. in Central Austin serves an impressive lineup of satisfying sandos from breakfast through dinner. This hearty riff on a BEC features a homemade challah roll piled with spicy ground chorizo, melted sharp cheddar cheese, and a perfectly fried egg. Challah at this!
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