Where: Donna Bell's Bakery
Neighborhood: Hell's Kitchen
Address: 301 W 49th St.
Website: donnabellsbakeshop.com
Breakfast Hours: 7 to 11 a.m.
Cost: $5

If you need motivation to pull yourself out of bed at dawn, look no further than this deeply delicious, cakey biscuit. This tiny bakery churns out phenomenal New Orleans-inspired desserts, but those in the know get there early for this nubby biscuit, piled with scrambled eggs, cheddar cheese, and a thick-cut slab of ham. It's hard to imagine a better breakfast foodstuff.