Really Good BEC Sandwiches in NYC

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:

 

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BEC at Estela. PC: @type1none

Estela

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.

 

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BEC at Maman Tribeca.

Maman Tribeca

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.

 

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BEC at The Commons. PC: @brunchboys

The Commons Chelsea

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.

 

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Waffle sandwich at Buvette. PC: @viejomoeb

Buvette

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.

 

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BEC at Saltie. PC: @fwscout

Saltie

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.

 

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BEC at E.A.T.

E.A.T.

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.

 

 

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The Bodega at High Street on Hudson. PC: @wingsnyc

High Street on Hudson

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.

6 Last Minute Mother’s Day Reservations

We all love our moms, but sometimes things just get away from us and we forget to make a reservation to celebrate her on her special day. Brunch reservations for the whole family are filling up fast, but there’s still a few good ones you can snag, and Mom will never have to know you only booked a week in advance. Here are some great restaurants with availability for Mother’s Day brunch this coming Sunday. You can thank us later!

 

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Bar at Gardënia. PC: @craftycookienewyork

Gardënia

For some fresh, Spanish-influenced brunch vibes, check out Gardënia. The simple white-and-pastel décor is lit by a massive skylight, giving the whole restaurant a bright, springy feel. Brunch at Gardënia wouldn’t be complete without their famous Maple-Lavender Duck Bacon, and you should totally try one of their brunch cocktails – we recommend the Mediterranean Sangria and Lavender Margarita.

 

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Rosé at Miss Paradis. PC: @missymove

Miss Paradis

If your mom’s a woman of the world, take her to Miss Paradis where they fuse Asian, Mediterranean, and classic New York flavors to make the ideal brunch menu. Try one of their scrumptious brunch dishes like their eggs benny with pastrami salmom, Adir’s shaksuka, or one of their brunch bowls if you’re feeling something a bit lighter. And of course, don’t skip out on the Rosé!

 

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Brunch spread at La Pecora Bianca. PC: @carissa_burton

La Pecora Bianca

Your mom will swoon when she hears your actually-Italian waiter read the brunch specials too her at La Pecora Bianca. They’ve even got a special Mother’s Day brunch prix-fixe which includes an app, an entrée and a dessert for $50. Start with one of their light salads or an avocado toast to prepare yourself for a hearty pasta or their lamb burger. Then, finish up with one of their classic Italian desserts.

 

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Panino at Tarallucci E Vino. PC: @leahcpell

Tarallucci E Vino

If you find yourself near Union Square this Mother’s Day, make your way over to Tarallucci E Vino for great service and a great brunch. At Tarallucci, they make everything in house – all the breads, pastas, and sauces included – and you can tell when you bite into your cornetti, panino, or gnocchi. Their brunch special is also insane: an entrée, a pastry, coffee or espresso, and unlimited mimosas for an hour, all for just $29, yes please!

 

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Bagel at High Street on Hudson. PC: @kriistenlederer

High Street on Hudson

For one of the best brunches in the West Village, head to High Street on Hudson. They source only the best ingredients and you can tell by how rich the flavors are. For the vegetarian, try the Forager sandwich with mushrooms, eggs, and veggies with a slice of Swiss, or order the pastrami hash sandwich if your usual go-to brunch is at your local deli. For dessert, go for the chocolate chai sammy, it’s basically an Oreo’s older, hotter brother.

 

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Strip Loin at Ai Fiori. PC: @frenchrestaurantweek

Ai Fiori

Treat your Mom to something truly special this Mother’s Day by taking her to Ai Fiori for their Mother’s Day brunch. Everything at this Michelin-starred restaurant is elevated and executed to perfection – don’t be surprised to find a dollop of caviar on your scrambled eggs.