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Apr 10, 2007 09:18 AM

Favorite Breakfast on the Go?

What is your fave breakfast on the go? I tend to alternate between curried fish balls & rolled rice noodles (sorry, don't know the proper chinese name) from a chinatown street vender on Grand/Christie, and plain old egg-and-cheese on a roll from a columbus circle street vender.

Looking for new morning experiences on my way to work. Suggestions?

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  1. It looks like you usually like a savory breakfast. If you're looking for something sweet, pain au chocolat or croissant at Patisserie Claude, almond croissant at La Bergamote, or some of the rustic breakfast pastry from Rocco's.

    1. One word: Bing.
      (Although veggie samosas are pretty good too - if only I could find a place that makes them early enough)

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      1. re: piccola

        le pain quotidien has nice fresh croissants. they are just about every street now so I thought I'd shout out about them....

        1. re: piccola

          I thought Roll and Dough didn't open until 10. Are they opening earlier now? If not, 10 a.m. is a little late for breakfast for most people. At any rate, which of their bings do you like for breakfast?

          1. re: Desidero

            I never buy them in the morning, so I don't know - I bulk-buy and freeze them. They're awesome thawed and heated in the toaster oven.

            I either eat the sweet ones (banana, taro) or the veggie ones (spicy or not) - the same ones I'd eat for a snack or dinner.

        2. A quick wrap with scrambled eggs, fresh tomato, maybe some salsa, whatever you have on hand.

          Edited to add: Sorry, didn't realize that you were looking for breakfast food from street vendors!

          1. It's probably not what you are looking for but I've gotten bacon cheeseburgers from Prime Burger and Burger Heaven. The Market Cafe inside Citigroup Center does the best one but the last 2 times I went they wouldn't make it for me.

            1. Coffee and the breakfast baguette with bacon and egg salad from Pret-a-Manger