The modern breakfast is no longer confined to early morning hours. That means it’s OK to break your two-hours-since-lunch fast and have eggs at 2:30 p.m., and no one can tell you differently. One of L.A.’s favorite places for a morning or afternoon egg fix is Eggslut. The egg-centric sandwich spot opened in 2011 inside DTLA’s Grand Central Market. Fast forward to 2018, and there are now three locations in L.A., one in Las Vegas, and a pop-up in New York City. We recently stopped by their newest location in the Beverly Center to taste every one of their sandwiches—here’s how they stacked up.
OK, let’s be honest here. Eggslut isn’t the first place we think of when we’re craving a cheeseburger. But the one thing they do best is eggs, and who doesn’t love a runny egg on a juicy burger patty? The cheeseburger is made with angus beef, sweet caramelized onion, pickles, cheddar cheese, dijonnaise, and an over medium egg. For a breakfast sandwich, it feels the least breakfast-y of them all, but it’s hearty nonetheless.
5. Sausage, Egg & Cheese
Like something out of a Dr. Seuss book, the house-made sausage patty in this sandwich is oddly yet delightfully green. Sage and chive oil give the patty its color and its herby flavor, and because it’s made with turkey, it’s not greasy or heavy. The flavor of the honey mustard aioli is covered up by the flavor of the sausage, but when the yolk pops and gushes out, all is forgiven.
4. Egg Salad
This sandwich is stuffed with an obscene amount of egg salad, and we’re not complaining. The honey mustard aioli that we missed in the sausage, egg, and cheese sandwich is much more pronounced in the egg salad. The hard-cooked eggs are mixed with the slightly sweet and tart aioli and it’s topped with a bunch of crisp, fresh arugula. Adding to the zinginess of this one is the temperature—it’s the only cold sandwich on the menu.
3. The Slut
Sure, the slut is not a sandwich, but we’d be remiss to leave this delicious dish out of the running. It’s a coddled egg on top of a potato purée, topped with grey salt and chives and served inside a cute little jar. There are three big crunchy, crusty baguette slices you can use to dip, dunk, scoop, and scrape out the silky egg and potato. It’s so good, we had to put it on the list, and we’re justifying this decision with the assertion that this dish is basically three DIY open face sandwiches.
The Fairfax sandwich is the most popular sandwich on the menu, and it’s because of one thing: the soft, velvety eggs. The creamy soft-scrambled eggs are accompanied by sweet caramelized onions, cheddar cheese, and a tangy sriracha mayo. This sandwich tends to get a little messy, but that’s because the eggs are so wonderfully gooey, they spill out of the bun with each bite. We recommend using a spoon to eat the egg spillover at the bottom of the paper bag when you’re finished.
1. Bacon, Egg & Cheese
The classic flavor combination of bacon and eggs (name a more iconic duo!) won us over, but the different textures of the sandwich put it over the top. A cheesy, over medium egg blankets the hardwood smoked bacon, and the chipotle ketchup makes the smoky flavor of the bacon even more pronounced. The textures range from soft, crispy, chewy, and gooey, and it’s so satisfying. It’s everything you want for breakfast packed in a convenient brioche bun.
Ed. note: All sandwiches were provided free of charge, courtesy of Eggslut.
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