I decided that this summer I will taste a breakfast sandwich from every food truck on campus (Temple University in North Philadelphia). Breakfast sandwiches hold a special place in my heart. I have a fondness for one-pot-meals and casseroles, so combining all elements of breakfast food into one neat little package makes me very happy.
My first breakfast sandwich comes from Tommy’s right outside of my building on Norris St. between Broad and 13th.
The anticipation was killing me as I walked to my office from the truck.
Right off the bat I noticed that the bagel was not cut in half. Points lost.
Only plain bagels are available. More points lost. And the bagel itself is dry and a bit too sweet.
I did not enjoy the egg. It was overdone and parts of it hung out the sides. “Who cares?” you might ask. Well, not all breakfast sandwiches are created equal, and it is possible to contain all of the egg in the bagel. You’ll see.
There was a nice amount of ketchup, but you do have to ask for it. The standard, “Salt Pepper Ketchup?” does not exist at Tommy’s. The bacon was crisp and cut into little bits so that whole pieces don’t come out in one bite.
The center was great:
But the edges lacking:
A great breakfast sandwich is equal from center to edge. And for $2.75, I know I can find something better. Stay tuned.