Food & Drink

5 Boston breakfast sandwiches you need to eat this weekend

When you need to start your day with a staunch meal (or soak up the excesses of the night before), there's nothing quite like a breakfast sandwich: eggs, protein, cheese, and carbs all delivered to your mouth without the cumbersome need for nonsense like silverware. Here are five of the hub's finest examples to start your morning (or early afternoon).

Deep Ellum

Allston
Allston hangout extraordinaire Deep Ellum (offering brunch all week long!) knows exactly what you want in a two-fisted breakfast. Currently on the menu is the kielbasa and egg sandwich with house-smoked sausage, fried egg, horseradish aioli, and Vermont cheddar on an English muffin. Of course, no one will fault you for going with the fan-favorite house-cured salmon sandwich (you may have seen Guy Fieri slobbering over this), made with game-changing caper-chive cream cheese. Bonus: both sandwiches are only $8 and come with home fries.

Wheelhouse

Financial District
A new kid on the block in the FiDi, Wheelhouse is all about monster morning sammies to help you start your day properly. They’re house-curing their own smokey bacon, so anything with pig on it will set you straight... until you come back for lunch. The best move? Devour the coffee-crusted breakfast burger with the aforementioned bacon and a runny fried egg. You’ll be running (or ambling slowly) back for more.

The Gallows

South End
In spite of their slightly morbid name, The Gallows' crew serves up a life-affirming biscuit breakfast sandwich during Sunday brunch (also life-affirming). Locals can’t get enough of the sour cherry & sage breakfast sausage and sunny egg masterpiece, topped with gooseberry-currant marmalade, caramelized onions, and American cheese. Match that up with one of their signature Bloody Marys, such as the Horse Whisperer, made with Szechuan peppercorn-infused gin, house bloody mix, and a kimchee-pickled egg.

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Alden & Harlow

Harvard Square 
A&H has been setting the bar extremely high since their debut, and Chef Michael Scelfo’s recently launched brunch takes things to ionospheric levels (science!). Ditch your comfort zone for the not-your-average-breakfast-sandwich: braised oxtail meat, fig jam, and arugula held together with griddled pumpernickel. Wash that down with The Convert, a zippy day-starter with Montenegro, genever, carrot, lemon, and ginger beer.

Sofra Bakery

Cambridge 
The sweet spot of Chef Ana Sortun’s Eastern Mediterranean-inspired empire fires up a dazzling array of goodies for breakfast all week long. The simple-sounding, but not simple-tasting. egg sandwich flips the script with complex flavors: halloumi cheese, spiced feta butter, and bacon (of course) on buttery house-made brioche. While you’re there (and indulging yourself) grab some chocolate earthquake cookies, pistachio pop parts, and/or the diabolical tahini-brown butter donut with salted caramel ganache.

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