What’s the Best Egg and Cheese, Please?

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Photo: Zagat Buzz

A week after Zagat Buzz taste-tests the egg sandwiches at Peels, Joseph Leonard, the Breslin, M. Wells, and four others, a Times reader asks Sam Sifton to name his favorite egg-and-cheese bagel. He praises a version thats cooked with ham and Swiss at Knapp Street Bagel Café in Sheepshead Bay, as well as the one at the deli across from his office. For what its worth, one of our cheap favorites happens to be near our office (no surprise there!).

At Grand Street Deli (Kelly Cutrones favorite), the Pequeno Almoco Da Avo (or Portuguese Grandma Breakfast) combines scrambled eggs, parsley, and (key ingredient) linguica, a smoked pork sausage made with red wine. Its served on a Portuguese roll for $2.50.

Egg and Cheese on a Bagel: The Quest for the Best [NYT]
Breakfast Smackdown: Tasting 8 Egg Sandwiches [Zagat Buzz]
Related: McUpgrade [NYM]