On the second day of our weekend in LA we woke up bright and early to head for Grand Central Market in downtown LA, a downtown landmark since 1917. There were quite a few spots I was very interested in stopping at and thankfully Grand Central Market definitely has a wide range of cuisines and cultures, which excited me. First on my stops was G&B Coffee, since it was close to triple digits that weekend, the only thing on my mind was a cold brew coffee. The people serving up the coffee were not pretentious at all, which I always appreciate from a coffee shop. They had a steady flow of regulars, another good sign. My cold brew was really rich and bold and was perfection with a splash of half & half as well as their big block ice cubes.
Once I had my coffee in hand, I met up with my husband who graciously headed to Eggslut to get in line while I stopped for my caffeine fix. As soon as Nastassia of Let Me Eat Cake told me about Eggslut during the planning of our getaway, I was drawn in by their clever name and checked out their Yelp. Holy egg sandwich!!! For breakfast they offer several different egg sandwiches. At lunch time they also have wagyu tri-tip steak sandwich and cheeseburgers. All sandwiches are served on brioche buns. If you don’t want the bread, they will substitute a salad of arugula, red wine vinaigrette, served with manchego cheese on top at no extra charge. I was not in the mood to skip bread that particular morning so I didn’t even consider that option.
We waited about 30 minutes in line, which I did not think was terrible. It gave me time to figure out exactly what kind of egg sandwich I wanted. I decided on the Fairfax egg sandwich, soft scrambled eggs and chives, cheddar cheese, caramelized onions and sriracha mayo in a warm brioche bun. I added bacon to my Fairfax, because every egg sandwich needs bacon in my opinion.
My husband ordered the Sausage, Egg & Cheese sandwich, house made turkey sausage, over medium egg, cheddar cheese and honey mustard aioli in a warm brioche bun. He is not a fan of over medium eggs or chives, so they substituted regular scrambled eggs in his sandwich. A no brainer with our breakfast, along with the sandwiches was Slut, a coddled egg on top of a smooth potato purée, poached in a glass jar, topped with gray salt and chives, served with a demi baguette.
The people behind the counter serving up food and taking orders were all very nice. Eggslut was the hot spot to be! Once I got my food, I could see how they remain so busy. I will for sure make my way back there.
After breakfast, McConnell’s Fine Ice Creams had just opened for business for the day. We were first in line and boy after eating breakfast outside on that warm day we were ready to call ice cream our second breakfast. Before our trip I saw a seasonal flavor for Fall on @mcconnellsicecreams Instagram, Burnt Caramel Apple. You can imagine my glee when I found it in the ice cream line up at the Grand Central Market Scoop Shop. I had also been on an unsuccessful hunt in my local grocery stores for Sea Salt Cream & Cookies ice cream, so I was excited to finally get my hands on that flavor as well.
Both ice creams were so great! I love the concept behind McConnell’s Ice Creams who have been around for over 70 years, originating in Santa Barbara, CA. Their ice cream is made with grass-fed milk & cream, local, sustainable and organic, raw ingredients. You can tell when you enjoy their ice cream that it is made with nothing but the best.
I would say we had a very successful visit to Grand Central Market!
Grand Central Market | 317 S. Broadway Los Angeles, CA 90013; (213) 624-2378 | Sun – Wed 8AM – 6PM, Thurs – Sat 8AM – 9PM