Hey friends! It’s Kim again. I’ve had my hands full working on roundups these last few weeks. If you follow me on @nomtasticdc, you know that I’ve been sharing a ton of guide reels on the regular. I pretty much spend all my money on food so I figure why not share my recs with you guys – whether it’s a hidden gem or a 2-star Michelin restaurant, I’m there to eat all the things.
I’ve been getting a flood of requests on what to cover (which is awesome by the way) so I figured I’d create full blog posts with more info since I can’t fit everything I want to say on instagram. So, for today’s post, I’ll be covering 10 must try breakfast sandwiches in Washington, DC. This list is NOT ranked – they’re just 10 dope sammies I love.
1. Baker’s Daughter’s Chef’s Breakfast Sandwich ($13)
There’s a reason why this sandwich is one of their most popular menu items. Made with applewood smoked bacon, ham, baby arugula, espelette aioli, and a fried egg on toasted sourdough, this epic handheld’s the perfect way to kick off any and every morning.
Whether you’re dealing with a hangover or just want to treat yourself to something delicious, this is a really great option. It’s available all day every day, and you can find this at any of their 3 locations in DC.
2. I Egg You’s “Pork, It’s What’s for Breakfast” ($7)
I’ve featured the OG on here too many times to count so I figured I’d mix things up and highlight a different sammie. I Egg You’s easily one of the best breakfast spots in DC, and the only bad thing I can say about them is that their food’s only available on weekends. Here’s to hoping they open a separate brick and mortar so we can all enjoy their deliciousness on the regular.
Made with griddled O’Bakery milk bread, a brown butter egg, fontina cheese and confit Logan’s Sausage, this sammie’s nothing short of heavenly. Just remember to always get the candied jalapeños and hot sauce. And get some breakfast potatoes with your order as well. Available on weekends from 8AM-1PM at ChiKo Cap Hill, BOOM!
3. Cracked Eggery’s The Abe Froman ($10)
I’ve loved their food ever since they were a food truck so I’m stoked to see them expanding. They opened their first brick and mortar a few months back in Cleveland Park, and I believe they have another location opening in Shaw soon-ish. Their food’s really solid, but I especially love their Abe Froman. It’s made with sausage, scrambled eggs, American and cheddar cheese, and topped with Cracked sauce.
In addition to breakfast sammies, they also have a mean burger along with various bowls – my favorite’s their Seoul Mate – and fun tot flavors like ranch, cinnamon sugar, and garlic parm truffle.
4. Elle’s Smoked Brisket, Egg and Cheese ($13)
Everything about Elle is great, and if you haven’t gone yet, trust me when I say you are really truly missing out. Their bakery’s fantastic – I got my boyfriend’s last birthday cake here – and dinner’s always amazing. And if you’re craving a yummy breakfast sandwich, you definitely want to stop by this Mt. Pleasant gem.
Their breakfast sammies are available till noon Monday-Friday and 1PM on weekends, but they also have all-day options as well so take a look-see. Their smoked brisket, egg and cheese always hits the spot, but you can’t go wrong with anything you get there!
5. Heat Da Spot’s Breakfast Sandwich
So TBH, my go-to order here is almost always their Ethiopian breakfast, but I’ve had their breakfast sandwiches on different occasions, and it’s really, really good. I don’t remember the price, and I can’t seem to find it online, but I believe it’s under $8?
I usually go for their bagel sammie stuffed with eggs, veggies, bacon and cheese. It comes with perfectly fried hashbrowns, and everything tastes extra delicious with their special green sauce.
6. Anju’s Breakfast Sandwich ($12)
Anju’s brunch is just bomb in general, but this breakfast sandwich is next level. Available during brunch services on weekends, this unforgettable handheld’s made with gaeran mari (Korean rolled omelette) stuffed with chopped spam and other delicious veggies, maple samgyeopsal (pork belly) and cheddar cheese. There’s also a fantastic veggie version made with mushroom if you’d rather go that route. Either’s good so definitely make sure to swing by and give it a try!
7. YELLOW’s Za’atar Croissant Sandwich ($10)
Everything Michael Rafidi does is gold, and his daytime coffee/cafe concept is no different. Their pastries are insane, and so naturally, their breakfast sandwich is killer as well. There’s so much magic to choose from, but their za’atar croissant sammie’s a must. Made with an EVOO fired egg, smoked peppers and labne, this handheld’s bound to be a flavor explosion. Add kefta for an extra 3 bucks, and make sure you get a specialty coffee drink as well.
8. Bagel’s ETC Scrambled Egg Bagel
I’m convinced Bagel’s ETC does the best bagels in the DMV area. They’re open from 6AM-4PM Monday-Saturday and 6AM-3PM on Sundays, and if you haven’t tried their food yet, you absolutely need to go. Like Heat Da Spot, I can’t seem to find pricing online, but everything’s super affordable. Note, it’s a cash only establishment so make sure you hit an ATM before getting your nom on.
9. The Royal’s Chorizo & Egg Arepa ($11)
I love everything about the Royal: the interior, the food, the cocktails, the ambiance. It’s such a cute spot, and they have so many delicious breakfast options available. I really like their arepas though, which is why I’m recommending this particular sandwich for today’s post. Made with fried egg, house chorizo, cotija cheese, avocado and tomato, this hearty handheld’s bound to hit the spot every time.
10. For Five’s The Manhasset ($14.95)
I’m not big into chains or the like, but For Five’s food is pretty solid. I was pleasantly surprised by The Manhasset. Made with spinach, tomato, halloumi cheese, scrambled eggs, roasted peppers, and basil + paprika mayo on a soft semolina roll, I really enjoyed this flavor combo. It’s a little pricy at $15, but I’d say it’s worth a try! They also sell stuffed cookies and their Korean style buns are nomtastic as well.
Alright Nomsters, I’m curious to hear what you thought of my latest roundup post featuring some of DC’s most delicious breakfast sandwiches. Have you tried any of these? If yes, what did you think?
Let me know by leaving a comment below, and stay tuned for more content coming your way. In the meantime, make sure to check out my DC food tab and follow along on @nomtasticdc and/or @nomtasticfoods. Until next time, friends!