5 Egg Sandwiches to Try Right Now in NYC

By Kelly Dobkin  |  September 9, 2014

If you've lived in NYC more than two years, you most likely know the joys of the $2 bodega egg and cheese. But lately we've noticed a trend of gussied-up egg sandwiches in restaurants all over town, using ingredients like housemade bacon, eggs from South American chickens and other gourmet toppings. Check out five to know below.

  • Classic BEC at Egg Shop

    At this brand new egg-focused eatery in NoLita, owners Sarah Schneider and Demetri Makoulis have devoted their entire concept toward making gourmet egg sandwiches. While variations like The Beast (pulled pork carnitas, cilantro, pickled onion, chipotle bourbon ketchup) and Pepper Boy (jamon serrano, caramelized onion aïoli, Gruyère cheese, served in a bell pepper or on a roll) are tempting, start with the basic BEC: broke yolk, Shelburne cheddar, Black Forest bacon, tomato jam and fresh pickled jalapeño on a panini roll ($9). 

    151 Elizabeth St.; 646-666-0810

  • Two Eggs Sandwich at Black Seed Bagels

    Just up the block you'll stumble into the insta-hit Black Seed Bagels, where owners from both Mile End and The Smile came together to create a hybrid NY/Montreal-style bagel. Here, they do a killer egg sandwich on an everything bagel by simply frying up two runny eggs and topping it with cheese and Mile End bacon.

    170 Elizabeth St.; 212-730-1950

  • Credit: Cherie Cincilla

    Num Egg Sammy at Num Pang at Hudson Eats

    At the latest location of Num Pang inside Hudson Eats at Brookfield Place, they do Asian-inspired breakfast sandwiches. Try the Num Egg Sammy ($5) with grilled Khmer sausage or pork belly ($6.25). Their eggs are baked with scallions, sesame and fresh herbs, and are then placed on top of their signature crispy roll with either the grilled Khmer sausage or pork belly. 

    Brookfield Place, 225 Liberty St.; 212-227-1957

  • Egg Sandwich at Bar Primi

    On the trendy Downtown pasta shop's brunch menu, you'll find this Italian-inspired egg sandwich made with soft scrambled eggs, mortadella and Brooklyn Grange arugula ($14).​

    325 Bowery; 212-220-9100

  • The Breakfast Sandwich at Il Buco Alimentari

    This NoHo Italian hot spot puts a gourmet spin on the classic NYC egg and cheese, available until noon daily. Plus: the eggs used to make it would make even the pickiest food snob happy. (Cue the Portlandia sketch.) They come directly from Westwind Orchard in the Hudson Valley, from a rare South American breed of chickens called Araucanas. They are cooked sunny-side up and served with house-cured Salame Rosa and Salva Cremasco cheese on grilled Italian bread.

    53 Great Jones St.; 212-837-2622