Breakfast Bombs Make the Best Grab-and-Go Meals

Breakfast Bombs Make the Best Grab-and-Go Meals
Buttercream Bakeshop's breakfast bombs are stuffed with eggs, cheese, and sausage. Photo by Jessica Sidman.

Breakfast sandwiches are typically sloppy affairs, with their runny egg yolks or oozing cream cheese. So pastry chefs have found a more portable solution: breakfast “bombs.” Cousin to Texan kolaches, the balls of dough come stuffed with all kinds of goodies. Buttercream Bakeshop (1250 Ninth St., NW) supplies one of the best versions around. Warm milk-bread envelops scrambled eggs and a rotating variety of meats, such as maple sausage with fontina or poblano sausage with pepperjack. A close second: the bagel bomb at Momofuku Milk Bar (1090 I St., NW), with smoky-bacon/scallion cream cheese inside and everything-bagel spice outside.

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Jessica Sidman
Food Editor

Jessica Sidman covers the people and trends behind D.C.’s food and drink scene. Before joining Washingtonian in July 2016, she was Food Editor and Young & Hungry columnist at Washington City Paper. She is a Colorado native and University of Pennsylvania grad.