“It’s not a typo,” my friend stated, although it’s hard to believe how a name such as Eggslut became such a tasty recommendation in LA.
I’ve heard the hype surrounding the small breakfast/lunch stall inside the Grand Central Market, and after many “I’ll check it out one day” thoughts, I finally cracked and made it happen.
I totally understand what all the jabbering is about.
Open from 8am to 4pm daily, Eggslut is on the Broadway side of the food market with herds of hungry people fighting for a seat at the bar. Though there are many delicious-looking options, I went for the $9 ‘Slut,’ described as a coddled egg on top of a smooth potato purée, poached in a glass jar and served with toasty crostini, and a bottle of their $4 raw orange juice (produced by the Press Brothers Juicery in the stall directly across from Eggslut!). The perfectly poached organic egg, sprinkled with sea salt and finely chopped chives, is perfect to scoop on top of the toasty crostini served on the side.
If you’re super hungry, then I’d suggest going for one of their more heartier items, such as an organic egg sandwich served on a fresh-baked brioche bun, starting at $7. However, the Slut is the perfect portion to leave not-so-stuffed, and to have room to sample other cuisines available at the Grand Central Market. Isn’t that what food markets are all about?!
317 S. Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90013
Inside Grand Central Market
Stall D-1 (on the Broadway side of the market)
About The Roaming Bean (109 Articles)
You're probably wondering what the heck is a "Roaming Bean"... Given that I am clearly not a Bean, and my name is Jen, what gives with this Bean thing, right? A friend of mine called me JenBean as a child, and it kinda stuck. Actually, it really stuck... even my license plate says Jenbean. And seeing as I have this grand lust to wander the world, The Roaming Bean seemed suitable.
I've changed my career path more times than I have my underwear (minus all the times I've gone commando).... from animating, to forensic pathology, to international business, to fashion marketing and even to my wonderful and favorite of the bunch, degree in culinary arts, nothing kept my attention. Nothing was fun enough to do every day for the rest of my life. I mean, even though I cooked for celebrities in the heart of Hollywood, CA, why the hell would I want to sweat my ass off in a ridiculously HOT kitchen for most of the day and go home smelling like beef and onions? And the chef hat?? Do you know what that did to my hair?? Enter traveling....
The rainy day I descended down the tower of Notre Dame in Paris, gripping on to the railing for dear life so not to slip and tumble to an early death from the torrential down pour that was causing a small flood in the stairwell, my life changed. When I safely made it to the ground, legs shaky from an apparent lack of fitness it requires to walk up and down 387 steep stairs, I realized my hands were stained a delightful copper color from the rusted hand rail I had so dearly clung to. Desperate to get the icky stuff off my supple hands, and no running water in sight, I did what any other hopeless idiot would have done: I washed my hands in the nearest Parisian gutter. It was that moment that changed my life... I threw away my hair dryer, my rolling luggage and my dignity. I let my hair go natural, I bought a back pack and I CAMPED through Europe for a month and a half. Yes my friends, I crossed over into a savage traveling beast.
Ok, a lot of people travel that way. But I didn't. And I'm so incredibly thankful for that rainy day in Paris that made me realize the world is a pretty sweet place. That realization led me on a quest; a quest to get out there, see things, soak up some local culture and eat my way around the world (with minimal food-related illnesses, such as but not limited to raging diarrhea).
Eggslut…lol…unable to digest the name! Interesting!! 🙂
Right?! It’s a very odd name with a HUGE following!
I love a good breakfast and Eggslut is a great name for a breakfast spot. I’m also a fan of markets so after an egg sandwich I’d be definitely checking out the other stalls.
I agree with karenleahansen. That looks unusual but very yummy.
That looks really unusual and really good. It’s fairly close to my house and something I need to try. Thanks for sharing!