Any bodega or food cart is capable of frying an egg, topping it with a few slices of Oscar Meyer bacon, and putting a slice of processed cheese on a roll. But there's a new breakfast sandwich on the block, and it's not wrapped in tinfoil.

Elevated versions of your early morning standby have been cropping up throughout the five boroughs. And, unlike other simple favorites turned gourmet with upscale ingredients, the breakfast sandwich has been taken up a significant notch, yet still remains affordable.

Upgrade your rise-and-shine foodstuffs with the 10 Best Breakfast Sandwiches in NYC.

Written by Shanté Cosme (@ShanteCosme)
Photography by Liz Barclay (@LizBarclay

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