Let me tell you: This meal was simply egg-cellent.
Really though, I took a brunching hiatus in an effort to save money (and calories–let’s be honest). However, never again will I deprive myself of one of my favorite pastimes. Especially when I have access to the brunch mecca that is New York City.
My first attempt at getting into the Egg Shop was thwarted by a 2-hour wait. I kid you not. Thanks to a blizzard and an early arrival time my gal pals and I were able to get a seat in under 45 minutes.
Brunch menus can be particularly intimidating to navigate when you’re trying to be healthy, but as a general rule of thumb I skip right over the pancakes and french toast and seek out egg-centric dishes (pretty easy when the entire menu is in fact egg dishes!).
Though famous for their sandwiches I opted for a “cruiser” (A.K.A. a burrito bowl, but for eggs and the like). This bowl was stuffed with pulled pork carnitas, diced tomatoes, avocado, cilantro, a poached egg and sprinkled with crunchy tortilla strips. Now, this is no egg white veggie omelette, but I like to think it’s a much healthier alternative to bread-heavy staples smothered in maple syrup.
In short, I’d highly recommend the Egg Shop. It’s cute, affordable and won’t completely derail your diet because hey, eggs are good for you 😉