Los Angeles is a city known for great eats — and long waits. But even the most patient of foodies may be a bit taken aback by the line which nearly always winds away from the Eggslut stall and out into Downtown LA’s Grand Central Market. But the wait, loyal customers say, is most certainly worthwhile.
Open seven days a week from 8 am—4 pm, Eggslut’s line is often one of the longest, if not the longest at the Market, with dozens of people queueing up for egg sandwiches, egg salad, and even a cheeseburger topped with egg. Originally founded as a food truck in 2011, Eggslut’s culinary mission is centered around, well, eggs, whether for breakfast, lunch or even an early dinner.
Eggslut’s speciality, and namesake item, the “Slut,” is a coddled egg atop a potato puree served in a glass jar with a side of toasted crostini, and is easily the most popular order among first time visitors. However, regular customers also rave about the Fairfax; scrambled eggs, cheddar cheese, caramelized onions and sriracha mayo served on a portuguese bun, which, like all of Eggslut’s sandwiches, can be substituted for a housemade Bailey biscuit.
Seating at the Eggslut counter is limited and wait time can sometimes extend up to one hour on weekends and around brunch, so your best bet is taking advantage of Grand Central Market’s free one hour parking with validation and ordering to go. But if you do decide to visit Eggslut for the dine-in experience, come early — and be prepared to brave the line.
Janica De Guzman