The Egg Shop launched during 2014, in New York’s Soho district and it’s everything you could ever want in eggs. The restaurants decor is a simple affair in tight busy quarters; a tiny kitchen is wedged in the corner, with a bar serving up coffee, tea, wine and some craft brews. We came here purely by accident when we were en route to 11 Madison for our lunch booking – we simply had time to burn and fancied brunch. It’s always a good sign when there’s queues out of the door, so we put our names down on the list. They seemed to be a neighbourhood hit, quite literally as they sent us to their neighbours, Cafe Integral for coffee whilst we waited for our table. We later found out that they supplied to coffee to Egg Shop too!
The Warrior One $11 was a melange of masala spiced lentils, shaved broccoli, roasted sweet potato, pea shoots, toasted almonds with a glob of onion chutney bringing it all together. The only warm thing in the bowl was the perfectly cooked poached egg, the rest was cold and akin to a salad, but in fairness it was delectable.
When did I go? Nov 2016
The damage: Expect to pay $20ish (£15ish)
The good: Simple, but clever egg-centric goodness, most likely suited to breakfast or brunch. Actually, minus the coffee and substitute for wine and you’ll have a fulfilling dinner!
The bad: The wait was pain the arse so come if you have time to burn.
Would I go again? Yes
Address: 51 Elizabeth St, New York, NY 10012, USA
Phone: (646) 666-0810