The Queen City’s Most Undeniably Amazing Breakfast Sandwiches
The title says it all. There’s nothing quite as comforting as knowing that you’re about to consume a culmination of all things breakfast placed between carbohydrates.
We all know the feeling of looking at a breakfast or brunch menu and being overwhelmed by all the choices. Alas, the ever-faithful breakfast sandwich is always there to save the day and keep your tired, likely hungover brain from having to make too many difficult decisions. In this post we’ll cover the spots that deliver the most satisfying versions of this breakfast king. Here are the restaurants where you’re pretty much guaranteed to get the best of the best (in no particular order).
1. The Grange
You can’t go wrong with anything at The Grange Community Kitchen in Hamburg, and the breakfast sandwich selections are no exception. My first enlightening was with the porchetta, fried egg and pesto on a sesame potato bun. The second was with smoked sausage, fried egg and charred pepper mayo on a buttermilk biscuit. Each time, a little piece of my soul happily fled off. But really, they’re that good. Like any good restaurant, their offerings tend to change here and there, but we’re pretty confident that whatever is on the menu the day you visit is worth a try.
2. Elm Street Bakery
Elm Street Bakery is a Southtowns destination for any meal. Whether you want to sit down with a coffee, a glass of wine on a quiet Sunday morning (yeah, we said morning), or you’re just looking to grab-and-go, Elm Street Bakery is the place you want to be in order to do it right. Big surprise here – their breakfast sandwich is perfection and comes complete with a poached egg, bacon, cheddar cheese, spiced aïoli, and arugula on their house-baked bread of course. Guaranteed to start your day off on the right note. It also comes without meat with our vegetarian friends.
3. The Black Sheep
The McGriddle is newish to the Black Sheep brunch menu. Basically, Chef Steve Gedra at Black Sheep combined a bunch of their amazing brunch items into one mega-amazing brunch sammy. It’s constructed with house breakfast sausage, scrambled eggs, and the modified Red Leicester cheese used on their house burger between two mini pancake buns (!!!). Plus you get a potato roesti and sour cream on the side, as if you even needed a side.
4. Undergrounds Coffee Roastery
Undergrounds has a sandwich featuring egg, sausage, pepper jack and dried apricot chipotle on a toasted baguette. How does that sound? Good? Great? That’s what I thought. Dried apricot chipotle!? Are you thinking what I’m thinking? Because I’m thinking that it should make an appearance on just about every breakfast sandwich ever made until the end of time. Oh, that’s what you’re thinking too? What a coincidence.
Everyone’s been buzzing about Breadhive since its inception, but the hive has grown immensely since they first hit the scene. With their new cafe opening on Connecticut street this summer, they’ve given us breakfast lovers the opportunity to eat their delicious sandwiches / bagel sandwiches six days a week. My personal favorite breakfast sandwich is the Britney, which is comprised of lox, red onion, cucumber and dill cream cheese – all held together by a perfect bagel. But of course if lox aren’t your think there are tons more to choose from.
6. Dapper Goose
Currently not open for Brunch
If you’re looking for something a little different and more veggie-heavy, Dapper Goose’s pork loin (LOL) sandwich on their brunch menu delivers. It combines the succulent tenderness of pork loin, crunchiness of broccoli rabe, spiciness of long hot peppers, and juiciness of layers of melted provolone between two thick slices of house-made sourdough bread. If you want to be a total savage like me, top it off with a fried egg for a genuinely amazing breakfast sandwich experience.