A BEC (see: Bacon, Egg, and Cheese) sandwich is easily NYC’s most beloved breakfast sandwich, so much so that there’s even a restaurant that specializes in them (B.E.C). With the recent transport of LA egg giant, Eggslut, in NYC, it seems like people might have forgotten that this city is home to so many incredible bacon, egg and cheese sandwiches. To refresh your memory, here are some of our favorites:
Estela’s BEC is served on a flakey, buttery, poppy croissant toasted with warm lardo and persimmon jam and stuffed with pancetta, a fried egg and fresh avocado to top it all off. It’s the perfect balance of sweet and salty, and after you bite into the sandwich and that egg yolk bursts, you’ll realize it might be the best BEC you’ve ever had.
Yes, we all love the chocolate chip cookies at Maman but have you tried their breakfast sandwich? It’s made with a homemade bourbon bacon jam, avocado, a fried egg and incredibly good oven-roasted tomatoes. You do not want to miss this.
When you’re on the west side and need a solid egg sandwich breakfast, head to The Commons Chelsea. The eggs are fluffy, the bacon is crispy, and the tomato and avocado add an element of freshness that just balances the whole sandwich perfectly. If you just can’t make it out of bed, that’s nbd, they do delivery too.
At Buvette, you’ve got some serious BEC options like the buttermilk waffle egg sandwich and the Croque Madame. The Croque Madame is a classic ham and gruyere sandwich, much like a Croque Monsieur, but then they slap a fried egg on top and it instantly becomes 10 times better.
Go to Saltie, get the Ship’s Biscuit, and that’s an order. This sandwich is a game changing combo of fresh, salty focaccia, with lightly scrambled eggs, and a dollop of creamy ricotta in between. When you swing by Saltie’s and be sure to bring some cold hard cash; the staff’s super friendly but the place is cash only.
If you’re in need of a BEC on the UES, look no further than E.A.T., where everything is made fresh in house, including their fluffy, perfectly toasted brioche bun. After one bite of this classic breakfast sandwich, you’ll wonder how something so simple can taste so good.
You haven’t had a BEC until you’ve had the Bodega Sandwich at High Street on Hudson. This sandwich comes complete with tender sausage, an egg melted together with oozy cheese, all held together on a peppery biscuit.