Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Lunch at Egg Shop

I'm a huge fan of eggs. They are just so versatile. Good with onions, good with bacon, good with vegetables, and best when slightly runny. Mm.. memories of the Madame Freda.

Anyway, so when Egg Shop opened up in Nolita, I immediately added it to my restaurant list, and last week my friend and I finally made it over there. It was the coldest, windiest day, with snow on the ground, and wind whipping from all directions. Had I known earlier, I would've taken an Uber there instead of walking from Spring street. So. Cold. (And it's actually only 4 short blocks from the 6 train at Spring Street).

Know that 1pm on a Friday is a perfect time to visit. Less than half the restaurant was full, and we were seated right away. Love when that happens.

Cozy interior

Egg Shop B.E.C. $10
Blackforest bacon, Shelburne cheddar, tomato jam, fresh pickled jalapeno, panini roll
The strong flavored cheddar really makes this sandwich. The egg was obviously perfectly runny, and the soft brioche made for relatively easy and clean eating. I only wish there had been more jalapeno; the spicy kick came in too rarely!

Fish out of water, $11
Smoked salmon, pickled egg, cucumber, fresh dill, cranberry mustard, rye
Enticing name, but just an okay salmon sandwich. The dill brings it to a superior level over deli sandwiches or places like Pret a Manger, but the bread was a little too hard, making it less enjoyable.

Baked hash browns, $4
Amazingly crispy for a non-fried item! Now if only it was served hot...

Cute restaurant, but there was no "wow" factor. I probably wouldn't return unless it was a weekday and I was in the area. Egg Shop is known for long waits during weekend brunch hours, so get there early if you're going!

151 Elizabeth Street
New York, NY 10012
(646) 666-0810

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