We had heard a lot of hype surrounding this cute egg joint located at the entrance of Grand Central Market in downtown Los Angeles. So as an avid lover of eggs, puns and a saucy restaurant name – I had made it my top priority to check this place out while I was in town.
I like my eggs slutty ?
After having a series of mini panic-attacks from trying to find decent parking, we managed to park at a lot nearby for a Sunday rate of $5 before proceeding to walk the two blocks to Eggslut on S Broadway.
Looking back, it probably wasn’t the best idea to go to Eggslut during peak hour on the weekend. When we arrived, we were surprised to find that the line had gone all the way around the shop! After quickly estimating that waiting in line would cost us a whole hour, Dirk suggested for us to get food from one of the other stalls without a crazy line. Instead we decided to brave the wait and made our way to the back of the queue as we may not have the time to revisit this area again.
The market extends all the way to the back with more food stalls
So the line had actually moved quicker than we had originally estimated. 30-40 minutes max maybe? The line kept moving forward when finally we had turned the corner to see the ordering counter. All the while hoping that the food here better have been worth it.
And oh, trust me. It totally was.
Just as we had placed our order, two spots had become available at the counter. Lucky us! It was pretty fun getting to sit there and watch as the Eggslut crew cooked up a storm.
Despite the sweltering heat coming from both the outside (it was an open-air flow type of building) and from inside the kitchen, the staff here always appeared to be having lots of fun. They were constantly smiling from ear-to-ear, making jokes, and some were even being a little bit cheeky (one of the chefs tried to photobomb my photo by making a face but I missed the shot! ?).
Boxed Water $2.0
After having seen pictures of this cute drink design circulating around for ages now, I was stoked to finally get my hands on one! But contrary to what is written on the packaging – is boxed water really better for the environment though? I personally wouldn’t know. Could someone enlighten me?
The Slut $9.0
Okay, so this coddled egg dish might look really simple but it was probably my favourite out of the lot! Also with a name like that, why wouldn’t you jump at the chance to order it? To break it down for you: this Eggslut speciality is basically a coddled egg (with chives and grey salt on top) served over a layer of velvety-smooth potato purée in a cute mini jar with a demi baguette on the side. A must-try if you’re ever here!
Now moving on to their burgers:
Dirk opted for one of the more pricier burgers listed on their menu: the Gaucho. It turned out to be the perfect brunch-burger. It combined the fancy brunch elements of seared wagyu steak, chimichurri sauce and arugula salad – with your typical everyday breakfast culprits of egg and red onions in a brioche bun. I had only tried a bit of it but boy, was it good.
Fyi: you can also ask for avocado in any of your burgers too. Just imagine my disappointment when I noticed that the girls sitting next to us had avo in their burgers. Much, much disappointment. I will have to remember for the next time around!
Bacon, Egg & Cheese $6.0
For me, one of my favourite things in life include that of a good breakfast sandwich. So naturally I couldn’t go past ordering this burger the comes with hardwood smoked bacon, an over medium cooked egg with cheddar cheese and chipotle ketchup in a brioche bun. It was messy. Oily. So delicious. I thoroughly enjoyed (eggjoyed?) it and need more of it in my life ASAP!
In the off-chance that you are still not convinced, just look at all of that gooey eggy goodness on the right. Praise the egg gods! ?
So for anyone thinking of visiting L.A., I would strongly suggest you to give this place a try if you are in the area. Try to get there earlier in the day, but don’t be deterred by the long queues if you can’t. The lines actually move a lot quicker than you’d think!
As for me, I can’t wait to come back and try some of their other burgers here. Notably their Fairfax burger (scrambled eggs burger! *gasp*) which I had almost gotten instead of my bacon, eggs and cheese one. I had heard from others that it’s pretty delicious also!
That yolk tho.
Worth the hype. Everything on the menu was egg-ceptional! ?
317 S Broadway,
Los Angeles CA 90013