Where: Peels
Neighborhood: East Village
Address: 325 Bowery
Website: peelsnyc.com
Breakfast Hours: 7:30 to 11 a.m.
Cost: $6

A buttery biscuit demands respect. We know this, and clearly, so does Peels. Their flaky, Southern-style biscuit serves as conduit for a serious sandwich, allowing diners to choose their own breakfast adventure. We opted for soft scrambled eggs, Swiss cheese and sliced avocado, and were beyond pleased with the results. We're hardly architects—all the cred goes to that killer biscuit.