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Top Breakfast Sandwiches In Philadelphia

Nothing gets your day started like a satisfying breakfast sandwich. From the French croque madame to Philly favorites such as the pork roll and cheesesteak, you can get your fill of eggs, meats and more on toast, biscuits and rolls. These are the sandwiches worth setting the alarm for.

15 S. 3rd St.
Philadelphia, PA 19106
(215) 627-6274

This Old City spot serves breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner and drinks with a focus on seasonal, local ingredients. The breakfast and brunch menus include a number of sandwiches with unique twists on classic favorites. Try a toasted bagel topped with cream cheese, sliced lox, avocado, tomato and onion. Or go for the BLT&E – toasted sourdough bread with herb mayonnaise, Lancaster County bacon, lettuce, tomato and a fried egg. If you visit on the weekend between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., you can enjoy happy hour specials along with your sandwich. Specialty cocktails, glasses of wine, draught beer, etc. are all half price.

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Honey's Sit N Eat
800 N. 4th St.
Philadelphia, PA 19123
(215) 925-1150

2101 South St.
Philadelphia, PA 19123
(215) 732-5130

Now with two locations, Northern Liberties and the newer and larger South Street spot, this family restaurant is bringing Southern-style classics with Jewish flair to even more Philadelphians. Locally-sourced ingredients are used as much as possible, including free range eggs from Lancaster County. Try the eggs scrambled with cheese on a toasted brioche bun, with your choice of breakfast meat on a biscuit or fried with veggie sausage and topped with gravy on Jeb's open faced-biscuit sandwich. This spot doesn't take reservations or credit cards, so make sure to come early and bring cash.

Joe's Steaks + Soda Shop
6030 Torresdale Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19135
(215) 535-9405

Joe's Steaks + Soda Shop (previously Chink's) is known for its cheesesteaks, floats and malts. After over 60 years of business, the quirky shop finally decided to open on Sundays. In honor of the new hours, Joe's is serving a Sunday breakfast special. The "Steak and Eggs" features the signature cheesesteak topped with two eggs cooked any style you like. It's the perfect hangover remedy after overindulging on a Saturday, and the egg-topped sandwich is just $7.95 for a large or $5.75 for a small -- the same price as the standard cheesesteak.

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John's Roast Pork
14 E. Snyder Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19148
(215) 463-1951

John's Roast Pork is a South Philadelphia tradition dating back to 1930. The third-generation family business has been awarded "best roast pork sandwich" by Philadelphia Magazine and was listed as one of Andrew Zimmern's favorite sandwiches on the Travel Channel. While it's best known as a lunch spot, John's Roast Pork also makes delicious breakfast sandwiches. Old school Philly meets Italian with options such as thick-cut pork roll, spicy Italian sausage, steak, peppers and more, each paired with eggs and served on a Kaiser or six-inch roll for a small or a half-loaf of Italian bread for a large.

Parc Restaurant
227 S. 18th St.
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 545-2262

Enjoy brunch at Stephen Starr's French bistro for a taste of Paris in Rittenhouse Square. The croque madame is a favorite here, and it's served open-faced on thick toasted brioche. Savory, salty grilled ham is topped with a fried egg and a rich mornay sauce. At $13.50, it's traditionally paired with a side salad, but you can also ask to substitute Parc's famous French fries. If the weather's nice enough, have a seat outside on the sidewalk, where you can sip a mimosa with a view of the park.

Michelle Hein is the social media editor for a women's fashion company in Bucks County by day and a self-proclaimed food and drink fanatic by night and weekend. She enjoys attending wine classes, trying new recipes in the kitchen and going to old favorites and new restaurants alike in the Bucks County and Philadelphia area. If the writing gig doesn't pan out, she constantly dreams of owning her own bakery…perhaps connected to the restaurant/bar that her lawyer fiance would love to open.

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