The 3 Best Breakfast Sandwiches in New York City


While many lists are made of the best breakfasts, and best brunches, infrequently can one find the best breakfast sandwiches.  Whether you are yearning for a bacon, egg, and cheese, or something else, this list has searched far and wide for the best breakfast sandwich. 

Without further adieu:

3. Country Ham Biscuit ($9) - Egg (135 N. 5th St., Brooklyn, NY 11211)

What happens when you find a restaurant named Egg that doesn't have any eggs in its signature dish? You still have one of the most delicious sandwiches I have ever eaten.  Start with a nicely buttered, slightly salty bisuit, add a large mound of thinly sliced ham, and add some Cheddar Cheese on top, and you have the perfect sandwich. While the addition of eggs would be nice to this sandwich, it certainly doesn't need it as the buttery biscuit and the melted cheese provide the moisture while the ham provides the sandwich with its deliciousness that puts it over the top as one of my favorite sandwiches in New York at any time of day. Only served until 3 p.m.

2. Fried Peanut Butter and Banana Sandwich with Bourbon and Vanilla ($11) - The Breslin Bar Dining Room (20 W 29th St, New York, NY 10001)

Say any phrase that involves fried, peanut butter, or banana and I am there. Now combine all three in a little pouch-like sandwich and you have the perfect breakfast. While it can be a little much for early in the morning, as there are mounds upon mounds of peanut butter nestled inside, it is one of the most tremendous things I have ever eaten.  The rest of their brunch offerings are supposedly quite good as well; however, it would be hard for me to go back and order anything but this.

1. The Breakfast Melt ($5.99) - Murray's Cheese (254 Bleecker St, New York, NY 10014)

When one of the best cheesemongers in New York decided to take up the art of the breakfast sandwich, it pays to take heed. This simple sandwich is no more than four items ... a fried egg, fried to perfection; a handful of strips of crunchy bacon; some perfectly melted Fontina Cheese pulled straight from the cheese counter right next door; served on an english muffin. While these are made in delis and coffee shops across the city, no corner deli could dream of making a sandwich like this. The cheese is perfect, not surprisingly as this Zagat 29 rated cheese store serves up some of the best cheese in New York City, and the bacon is perfectly cooked. Top it off with the fact that you watch the whole thing prepared in front of your eyes for an extremely reasonable price tag, and you have the best breakfast sandwich in New York. While I cannot attest to other cities breakfast sandwiches, The Breakfast Melt could probably give them all a run for its money as the best breakfast sandwich in the land.