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Breakfast sandwiches have come a long way since the groundbreaking Egg McMuffin way back when. For people on the go, they were fast and easy, and if you had pretty low standards, they might have even been tasty. But times have changed and these days breakfast sandwiches come with gourmet cheese, meats, greens, seasoned eggs and many other things in between all on artisan bread. But you won’t find any of these at your local fast food joint. Check out these top five places for the best breakfast sandwiches in Los Angeles.
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(credit: Erica M./Yelp)


Localita & The Badasserie
817 S. Los Angeles St.
Los Angeles, CA 90014
(213) 623-3223
www.localita.co

Breakfast doesn’t have to be boring if you’re a vegan or vegetarian. Simply head over to Localita & The Badasserie and have a hearty and delicious breakfast that is 100 percent animal free. The Sir Nasty (vegan sausage patty dressed in vegan soy free cheddar, vegan chipotle sauce, red onion, maple syrup and Sriracha sauce on a sprouted multigrain English muffin) is a great way to start your day. Another breakfast sandwich favorite is The Tiki Time (vegan sausage patty, vegan soy free cheddar, BBQ sauce, vegan bacon bits and pineapple slices).

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Huckleberry
1014 Wilshire Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90401
(310) 451-2311
www.huckleberrycafe.com

Breakfast at Huckleberry may not be cheap, but it will certainly be delicious. The green eggs and ham with La Quercia prosciutto, pesto and arugula on a house-made english muffin is well worth the $12.25 price tag. Another delicious option is the fried egg sandwich with sunny side up eggs, Niman Ranch bacon, Gruyère, arugula and aioli on country bread for $11.50. Both breakfast sandwiches are customer favorites and the lines at Huckleberry can get long. Breakfast is served from 8 a.m. until 11 a.m. with no exceptions, so all you late risers might want to plan ahead.

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Sam’s Bagels
150 N. Larchmont Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90004
(323) 469-1249

One of the great things about bagels is that they can fit into every food time zone of the day. Throw on some cold cuts, mayo, lettuce and tomato and you’ve got lunch. Glide some sauce and cheese on the sides, pop them in the oven and you’ve got pizza for dinner. As for breakfast, the sky’s the limit. Sam’s Bagels has a wide variety of bagels that will enhance all of your breakfast cravings. Bacon, egg and cheese on an everything bagel? Sam’s can do that. Lox and cream cheese on an egg bagel? Sam’s can do that. Vegetable cream cheese with tomato on a jalapeño bagel? Yup, Sam’s has it. Sam’s is open from 6am to 6pm but the pickins get slim after 10 a.m.

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(credit: Keila N./Yelp)


First Cup Caffe
333 S. Spring St.
Los Angeles, CA 90013
(213) 687-6603
www.firstcupcaffe.com

Located in the Wells Fargo Plaza between Spring and Broadway in Downtown LA, First Cup Café is the perfect stop for breakfast on your way to work. Friendly service, decent seating and fantastic breakfast sandwiches will start your day out with a smile. A tasty egg, cheese, tomato and bacon or ham croissant sandwich; a satisfying breakfast wrap packed with scrambled eggs, bacon or ham, salsa and sour cream wrapped in a spinach wrap; or one of the daily breakfast panini specials are just a few of the reasonably priced breakfast treasures at First Cup. It also delivers for a $15 minimum.

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(credit: Kimberly L./Yelp)


Eggslut
Grand Central Market
317 S. Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90013
www.eggslut.com

When ordering a breakfast sandwich at Eggslut (yes, you read that correctly), prepare to get messy. Eggs slathered in melted cheddar cheese, honey mustard aioli, Sriracha mayo, chipotle ketchup or potato puree are just some of the toppings that will mess your face and your clothes if you’re not careful. Due to popular demand, Eggslut has extended its hours and is now open from 8am until 4pm so you have plenty of time to get your hands on the ultimate breakfast sandwich experience: The Fairfax. It is made with soft scrambled organic eggs, chives, cheddar cheese, caramelized onions and Sriracha mayo on a brioche bun. Grab extra napkins.

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Kristine G. Bottone is a freelance writer living in Los Angeles. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.

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