If breakfast is the most important meal of the day, how come it almost never involves pizza? And no, we're not counting those cold leftover slices from the night before. Thanks to these restaurants, now you can have your savory pie first thing in the morning, topped with luscious ingredients worth waking up for.
Amatriciana at GG's NYC, New York City
GG's NYC serves up a slew of New York-style pizzas created by renowned pastry chef Nick Morgenstern, formerly of Daniel and Gramercy Tavern. But the breakfast-time Amatriciana is easily one of the menu's most alluring pies, deliciously piled with guanciale pork ragu, pecorino, burrata, and a poached egg. Photo credit: Liz Barclay.
Roasted Carrot at Weights + Measures, Houston
The bakery, restaurant and lounge, housed in a 1950s industrial warehouse in Houston’s Midtown area, cranks out seasonal American fare including a roasted carrot pizza with beer-spiked Redneck Cheddar, soubise (onion) sauce, and dukka seasoning (made with ground nuts, seeds and spices) on a beautifully charred crust. Photo credit: Becca Wright.
French Kiss at Five Horses Tavern, Boston
The sweet-and-salty veggie pie at this Boston spot arrives topped with fresh apple, creamy Brie, tart balsamic reduction, arugula puree and house-made candied walnuts. You'll want to stash away a slice or two for dessert. Photo courtesy of Five Horses Tavern.
Brunch pizza at So & So’s, Dallas
At this casual eatery, chef Ian Tate, whose resume includes stints at Dallas’ Salum and Komali, gussies up the brunch-only pie with mozzarella, house-cured bacon and sausage, grape tomatoes, and basil leaves. And to really take it over the top? Three fried eggs. Photo courtesy of soandsodallas/Instagram.
Calvert County at Reno, Chicago
The spicy wood-fired brunch pizza at this Logan Square joint wins points for originality, and extra-deliciousness: The thin, crispy crust comes topped with cherry stone clams, smoked corn, grana padano cheese, lemon, and chili oil. Photo credit: Melissa Normann.
Scrambled-eggs pizza at Matchbox, D.C.
Scrambled-egg pizza deserves to become a thing, and at this D.C. mini-chain, it already is: The crunchy crust is topped with those creamy yellow curds, along with onion, sausage and smoked gouda. Pico de gallo and chipotle sour cream give it a fresh south-of-the-border kick. Photo courtesy of matchbox369/Instagram.
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