Eat & Drink New York City Restaurants

Egg Shop

February 25, 2016

What’s the craziest thing that you’ve ever made a significant other do? While you’re milling over that interesting thought, let me tell you mine—on Valentine’s Day I practically dragged my boyfriend out of the apartment we were staying in and forced him to go to brunch with me even though the temperatures were below zero in New York City. Which actually now that I’m thinking about it, is probably more of an indication of my love for brunch rather than me being crazy (which I can be from time to time haha).

But how could you not brave the cold for the mouthwateringly delicious brunch spread at Egg Shop?? I’d been seeing pictures of their food on Instagram forever now (shoutout to food instagrammers because y’all literally help me plan trips), and so I knew that we had to go on our last morning in New York City.

After a short wait, we were shown to our table where we happily tugged off our mittens and warmed up our hands. Can you believe that it was so cold outside though that almost everyone in the restaurant still had their coats and hats on??

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I’d already studied the menu before our trip, but mulled over whether or not to go with what I’d already decided to order or the brunch special of the day (salmon scramble on an everything biscuit, yum!!) while enjoying my tea. Are you guys more coffee or tea drinkers? I still don’t like the taste of coffee so I’ll typically drink a cup of English breakfast tea in the mornings and then a cup or two of green tea throughout the day.

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And though the temperatures were freezing and we’d lost feeling in our feet for a while, the two of us were all smiles throughout the day. Not going to lie, this was my first real Valentine’s Day with M (we’d just recently started seeing in January of last year), and so it felt extra special to be able to spend the day with him, even if Valentine’s Day is more of a Hallmark holiday.

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After much talk between us about what looked good on the menu, we finally made our decisions and put in our orders.

M went with “The Beast,” which was pulled pork carnitas, a sunny side up egg, pickled onions, and chipotle bourbon ketchup (so tasty!) on a French hero.

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While his meal was delicious and I’m still a little obsessed with that chipotle bourbon ketchup, I was an even bigger fan of my “Eggshop B.E.C.”

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With a broken yolk, white cheddar cheese, black forest bacon, tomato jam, and fresh pickled jalapeño, this was the breakfast sandwich of my dreams. I literally drooled a little bit when the waiter put the plate in front of me and I saw how tasty the sandwich looked. I really need to learn how to make something similar for myself before work, but for now I’ll be content with dreaming about my B.E.C. while drinking my normal green smoothie.

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And let’s not forget about the hashbrowns! I’m usually on the fence about hashbrowns (they’re either amazing or gross and soggy), but these were so delicious. I’m not exactly sure how they were made, but they were mouthwateringly crunchy with every bite and devoured both before I had time to think about all of the calories that I was consuming. And M loved them so much that he’s declared that he’s going to find a recipe and make them for himself!

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And you know what, even though the temperatures outside were freezing, the food at Egg Shop was on fire… Sort of like this hot sauce bottle suggests!

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The next time that I stop for brunch at Egg Shop when I’m in the city, I really want to try either “The Reformer” or one of their “Cruiser” bowls.

What’s your go-to meal that you always order at brunch?

 

Egg Shop

151 Elizabeth Street

New York, New York 10012

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  • Rachel

    Yum your breakfast sandwich looks so tasty! xx

  • Biana Perez

    All I have to say is YUM!! I haven’t eaten lunch (or breakfast for that matter) and I really want this! xo, Biana –BlovedBoston

    • Brunch is definitely my favorite meal of the week and so I love trying new restaurants and dishes!

  • I’m so bummed that I missed out on this place when I was in NYC the past couple of weeks. I’ll have to add it to my list of places to try next time I’m in the City. Your breakfast looks amazing!

    http://www.livinginsteil.com

    • I would definitely recommend dropping into Egg Shop the next time that you’re in NYC! The food is amazing and the atmosphere is so lively!

  • I LOVE brunch too so I would have totally done the same thing! Everything looks amazing!
    ~Jessica
    Jeans and a Teacup

    • Brunch is always such a fun meal! My boyfriend and I agreed that we’ll need to do a sweet brunch next time since we’re always choosing savory options!

  • Oh my gosh, I can’t even decide whose choice looks better! My mouth is watering!

    • I liked his sandwich but I like to think that I ordered the better choice! I’m a little biased though haha

  • Kate

    Wow, your dish looks absolutely amazing and totally worth going out in the cold for! x

    Kate Louise Blogs

    • Once we were inside and all warmed up, it was definitely worth braving the cold!

  • Brunch is always worth it. This place looks awesome!!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

    • Egg Shop was such a cool brunch spot! I’m so glad that I found it while randomly on Instagram!

  • Jenessa Sheffield

    This place looks so yummy!
    XO JNESS
    jenessasheffield

    • The food at Egg Shop was amazing!!

  • Violette

    This restaurant looks so delicious!!

    http://violettedaily.com

    • I loved the atmosphere and the food at Egg Shop! Such a fun and hip restaurant!

  • What a fun place to eat! That hot sauce looks good too!

    XO Chelsea http://www.shesaidhesaidfashion.com

    • I loved our brunch and I would definitely go back to Egg Shop again with friends!

  • Kaitlin

    All about that yolk game! Love this place 🙂

  • Carina Vardie

    The food looks mouthwatering !!! I would probably have dragged my boyfriend out too! When I visit New York I need to visit this place!

    xo
    http://thepinkporcelaindoll.blogspot.it/

    • He was not a happy camper but at least I got to eat brunch haha!

  • I want to eat this all! what a fun place to go to on valentines!

    kelseybang.com

    • It really was such a fun place for Valentine’s Day brunch! Fun and relaxing compared to our romantic dinner later that day!

  • That looks so good! Totally worth braving the cold for!

    • Egg Shop was totally worth braving the cold! Both of our meals were so delicious!

  • Oh how I love brunch! Definitely worth braving the super cold temps for, especially a broken yolk sandwich <3
    Green Fashionista

    • Brunch is usually so amazing! It’s hard to go wrong with breakfast foods!!

  • What a fun place! Both of those sandwiches look mouthwatering! Worth braving the cold for!

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

    • I totally agree! My boyfriend wasn’t happy about being out in the cold at first, but we were both significantly happier once we got our food!

  • This place look so amazing! I love a good brunch. Thanks for sharing. 🙂

    http://www.kathrineeldridge.com

    • The food at Egg Shop lived up to all of my hopes! Shoutout to instragram for introducing Egg Shop into my life haha

  • reneejessome

    Everything looks so delicious!

    Renee | Lose the Road

    • All of the food was amazing! And I loved seeing what the people around us were ordering as well!

  • Hahahah brunch is always worth braving the cold for! It’s honestly one of my favourite things. I always go for the classic bacon and eggs, and I eat more than I ever thought possible. This place looks delicious!

    https://forsevenseasons.wordpress.com

    • Brunch is definitely one of my favorite parts of weekends! It’s always such a fun meal to catch up with friends and enjoy delicious food!

  • Ellese Launer

    Looks and sounds like a fun time! XO, Ellese

    Rock.Paper.Glam.

    • We had such a fantastic time!

  • Sybil

    omg!! totally making me drool right now! looks delish!

    Have a great day!

    Animated Confessions

    • My BEC sandwich was definitely drool worthy! I’m not ashamed to say that I ate every bite!

  • That place looks so yummy
    xo
    http://www.laurajaneatelier.com

    • All of the food at Egg Shop was so delicious!

  • Funnily enough, The Beast sandwich sounds a bit similar to the one that I’ve just blogged about. Sounds like a nice chilled (literally!) Valentine’s

    • Haha it really was a chill Valentine’s Day! And I’m so glad that I know about Egg Shop for future visits too!

  • Len Dela Peña Parent

    Great photos! yum yum! Wishing you a very happy and relaxing weekend, doll!
    Much love, Len
    http://www.lenparent.com

    • The food at Egg Shop was almost too photogenic!

  • Oh wow the egg shop looks amazing! I would love to have a place like that to eat here where I live in the UK. Thanks for sharing this wonderful trip. Gemma x
    http://www.jacquardflower.uk

    • Egg Shop was such a fun restaurant and I’m so glad that I found out about it a while ago on instagram! Such a fun brunch!!

  • KayElle White

    Both of your meals looked so delish!!!

    xo,
    KayElle

    http://www.MissKayElle.com

    • They really were! I kept sneaking bites of my boyfriend’s sandwich!!

  • I am soooo drooling! Looks delicious! Is the Egg Shop the same as the Egg Slut?

    Tina
    http://www.justatinabit.com

    • I’m not sure, but Egg Slut looks amazing too! It’s definitely on my LA bucket list!

  • Hello! This blog is so good! The food looks amazing! You’re a very good photographer, how long have you had your blog? I’ll definitely read it again – followed! Would you mind following me back on http://www.normalsjustanotherwordfordifferent.blogspot.co.uk ? Thank you so much!!! Xxxxx

    • Thank you so much! I’ll have to tell my boyfriend that you said that since he’s always teasing me for taking pictures of my food!

  • YUM! Looks like dragging him out in zero degree weather was TOTALLY worth it! Your sando looks so amazing with that runny egg!

    Chelsea
    Chow Down USA
    Instagram

    • I’m all about runny eggs when it comes to breakfast sandwiches!! Brunch is always worth braving the cold for haha

  • AngeliePangilinan

    It looks like a busy place but I think I know why. All the food looks so YUMMY!

    Angelie // Tagaytay Roadtrip 2016: Picnic Grove, Tagaytay City

    • I was actually surprised how many people were already in the restaurant by the time we got there! The food is just that good that New Yorkers are willing to leave bed for an egg sandwich!

  • Oh wow, who could blame you for forcing them to visit this tasty place on Valentine’s Day!? The egg oozing out of the bun looks so delicious 🙂

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice x

    • Haha he wasn’t happy at first but he was in a much better mood by the time he got his first coffee! And yum y sandwich was so good!

  • Molly Hogan

    This looks so yummy!

    XO
    Molly
    http://www.trendychickadee.com

    • All of the food at Egg Shop was amazing!

  • Lindsey

    Everything looks so delicious! Hope you had a great time!

    stay styled,

    Lindsey

    IG: stay_styled
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    • We had such a fun time at brunch together! It was the perfect start to Valentine’s Day!

  • Looks so good! I absolutely love brunch – hope you had a good time!

    Xo Lauren
    http://www.auburnrobes.com

    • Brunch is my favorite meal of the week too! Definitely my favorite meal to totally splurge on calorie-wise too haha!

  • kali kingsley

    oh man, i may have to put this on my to-do list for my trip to NY next month!!

    Xx

    Kali

    http://www.lovelaughexplore.com

    • Definitely! The wait was a little longer than expected when we first got to Egg Shop but the food was totally worth it! They’re egg sandwiches are to die for!

  • ninegrandstudent

    I’m a huge egg lover, this place sounds like my dream! x

    NINEGRANDSTUDENT: A Student Lifestyle Blog

    • Me too! I always go for eggs/the savory option on the brunch menu!

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