New York City is full of restaurants that specialize in one thing. You can probably guess from the name Egg Shop, that their menu concept revolves around eggs. Egg Shop serves only organic and locally sourced eggs and this casual eatery is open for lunch and dinner as well as breakfast but whenever you go, prepare for a possible wait. For the record, we got there at noon on a Monday and were immediately seated. The space while bright, cute and airy, is not all that big. Blonde wood furniture with mint accents and chalkboards make up the decor and there is an open kitchen as well as seating at the bar/ counter. Their lunch menu consists of sandwiches, bowls called cruisers and a number of custom egg and cheese combinations. Hubster got a sandwich called The Beast which has pulled pork carnitas, a sunny side up egg, fresh cilantro, pickled onion, chipotle bourbon ketchup on french bread. I opted for the Spandex which consists of miso quinoa, farm greens, avocado, and pickled carrot, topped with a a poached egg. Yes it was healthy but it was also really tasty as was the sandwich which had a really nice mix of flavors. Of course the eggs were perfectly prepared in both. We also ordered a side of hashbrowns which were crispy and flavorful. And they make a nice matcha latte. Egg Shop gets a thumbs up for fresh and delicious food and our service was pretty good considering it was crazy busy there. I don't think it's a place that's worth waiting in line for and I probably wouldn't but it is worth a return visit.
Are you a fan of eggs? What's your favorite way to have them? Mine is poached!
151 Elizabeth Street (Broome & Kenmare)