Top 10 Best Places for Breakfast Sandwiches in the Upper Valley
I ran out of eggs and was craving a
breakfast sandwich. So I grabbed a
readymade sandwich at a local gas station on my way to work. It was okay, nothing to write home
about. The croissant was a bit stale and
not very buttery.
It made me think, with so many gas stations
and places that offer breakfast sandwiches, there’s gotta be some great places
where you know you’re going to consistently get a great sandwich.
Here are the top 10 recommendations from
locals for their favorite breakfast sandwich shop.
Jake’s, across the street from Longacres
Nursery in Lebanon, was by far the most
recommended and liked on Facebook.
People had rave reviews about this place: the best coffee, the best
mocha, great lattes, and the best breakfast sandwich. People recommended specific menu options like
the burrito, breakfast roll up, breakfast wrap, and their bagels.
2. Dan and Whit’s
Dan and Whit’s is a family owned general
store on Main Street in Norwich. People say they have ‘hands down the best breakfast sandwich.’ Apparently the McWhit is famous around
here. I’ll have to go and try one while
I’m wandering their amazing general store, which has lots and lots of 5 star
reviews on Facebook. The general store
has excellent food and is known for having hard to find items. People commented on the amazing general store
experience, the friendly and helpful staff, and how they really have
everything. It makes me want to go just
for the experience.
Anne’s is a country store with a gas station in Plainfield on Route
12A. Locals highly recommend enjoying a
breakfast sandwich or a whole breakfast there as the Facebook reviews attest to. Of their Facebook reviews, only 1 is a four
star and the rest are five stars. Comments
included descriptions like: great breakfast sandwiches, great place, great
people and service, great prices, delicious food, and friendly conversation. Specific
menu recommendations included the hash browns and homemade toast. As a side not they also cater weddings and
received reviews on the amazing food, presentation, and flexibility.
4. Lyme Country Store
Lyme Country Store has great breakfast sandwiches made with fresh ingredients
and local eggs. They’ve been in
business for over 45 years and are family owned and operated. You can buy local foods and products, as well
enjoy Pat’s famous banana bread and her donuts.
Enjoy a made to order sandwiches or a meal to go. The best part is the ice cream in the summer (sorry,
that’s just my ice cream obsession talking.)
Erdimae’s is a food truck in Windsor in Brown’s Sales Parking Lot on Rt.
5 North that has the locals talking. She’s
open spring, summer, and fall. I like
the way the person who recommended her said they like to go to Erdimae’s for a “breakfast
sandwich and a smile.”
The Lunchbox in Fairlee just opened and already have excellent reviews. People say their breakfast is
phenomenal. They have great breakfast
burritos. Their eggs are scrambled in
their breakfast sandwiches, which I think gives nice even texture and overall flavor
(one reviewer liked that detail). One
person said it was the best breakfast sandwich they ever had. High praise!
Their paninis for lunch “to die for,” as one reviewer stated. On their Facebook page they update their daily
lunch specials so you find your favorite soup and sandwich combination to
7. Stone Arch Bakery
I haven’t tried a lot of gas stations or establishments that offer
breakfast sandwiches but my favorite is definitely Stonearch Bakery. I love the bread. Mmm, honey oat is my favorite to order for a
breakfast sandwich. It’s always hot,
with a nice fluffy egg, and toasted with butter. I’ve tried to make the same sandwich at home
and it was good, but just not the same.
I think it’s the salted butter that just adds that touch of yum. In addition to the good food, I always get good service from the friendly staff as well.
Tuckers in New London has great
breakfast sandwiches, available all day.
After looking at their website, they have an extensive breakfast menu. I thought the breakfast sandwiches look good:
egg bacon mozzarella, sun dried tomato pesto or local bacon, hashbrowns, egg, and
local cheddar. They also have menu items
for people eating healthy or are on dietary restrictions like powercakes, which
are gluten-free are made with eggs, flax, and chia seeds. Wow, super healthy. The ‘Hold the Gluten Skillet’ sounds great
too: eggs, mushrooms, tomato, hashbrowns, basil pesto and cheese. Oh my so many things I want on the menu. I could go on. I think I need to try this place out.
9. Cravin’s Country Market
Cravin’s is located in the DHMC food court on the main level, past the
seating area and on the left. It’s open
24 hours a day and people say the breakfast sandwiches are very good. So if you find yourself looking to grab a
quick snack, this is a good place to go.
As a side note, you can also get a breakfast sandwich or larger breakfast
in the hospital cafeteria, which I’ve eaten at and enjoyed the food.
Umpleby’s specializes in pastries, savory pies, and sandwiches but they
make a great breakfast sandwich on a croissant too.
Mike’s Store in Hartland has rave reviews for its food and service. So it’s no wonder someone would recommend them for a great breakfast sandwich too. Reviewers also enjoyed their fried chicken, donuts, craft beer selection, and the deli. I never really thought of a convenience store as cool until I read these reviews. It’s not just a store but a place locals gather, a place to buy local products, and a place you know you’re going to get a good quick meal no matter what the time of day.
The Lebanon Diner has a great egg and cheese on a roll. Rumbrook Market in Grantham has delicious and amazing breakfast sandwiches. South Woodstock Country Store has a little of everything: breakfast sandwiches, burritos, traditional breakfast fare like pancakes, and cold items like cereal. Maplefields gas station on the Mechanic St. in Lebanon is well reviewed as a nice, clean gas stations with friendly staff and good food.
So next time you need a quick breakfast and you're wondering where to go, try one of these stores out and you won't be disappointed.