Downtown LA is full of surprises, and most recent one to jump out at me is the Handsome Coffee Roasters and Egg Slut partnership on Mateo Street. The Egg Slut truck roves around a bit, but you can consistently find it at the curb outside of HR Monday through Thursday from noon to 4 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. One of the only food trucks that focuses on eggy breakfast concoctions, Egg Slut had me at “breakfast sandwich.” I grew up on junk food, and the Egg McMuffin was high on my list of favorite drive-thru eats.
As a grown person and a Los Angeles food addict, I do understand that the McMuffin is no match for any of the delicious a.m. options in L.A. I love the griddle cakes from Salt’s Cure, the cheap two-egg breakfast plate at Nick’s Coffee Shop, and the pork belly hash bowl at Sycamore Kitchen. But they now have some competition IMHO, because my new favorite breakfast is any sandwich from the Egg Slut truck, paired with a strong-as-a-Hulk-Hogan drip coffee from HR.
Of course I ordered the sandwich that most closely resembles my favorite McD’s sammy: bun, sausage patty, fried egg, cheese, and aioli (top left photo). DAMN good, and clearly capable of blowing it’s fast food predecessor out of the water. Friends had a similar sandwich but loaded with bacon instead of sausage (top right photo).
There are a million and one reasons to drive to DTLA, but here’s another one for all the McMuffin lovers out there.